Toxic Substances

The Toxic Substances Program works to protect the people of Tennessee from environmental and health hazards caused by three toxic substances: Lead, Asbestos & Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs).

The  Toxic Substances Program is responsible for ensuring that companies and individual workers who repair, renovate and/or remove Lead Based Paint and Asbestos from buildings are properly trained.  


  • Lead Hazard Program

    The Toxic Substances Program provides procedures and requirements for accreditation for conducting lead-based paint abatement activities.

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  • Asbestos Program

    The Toxic Substances Program conducts compliance monitoring inspections for Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act compliance at local education agencies and maintains a searchable database of accredited asbestos training providers, firms and professionals in TN.

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  • Polychlorinated Biphenyls Program

    The Toxic Substances Program conducts PCB Compliance Inspections to monitor the use, storage, disposal, and management of PCBs by electrical utility companies, industries, scrap metal facilities, and other businesses.

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  • Lead Certification

    Anyone  engaged in lead-based paint (LBP) activities in "target housing" and "child-occupied facilities" must be certified.

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  • Asbestos Accreditations

    Anyone who performs asbestos activities in schools or public and commercial buildings must be accredited by the State.

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  • Regulations and Policies/Guidance

    Tennessee's Secretary of State's website hosts the effective regulations governing our programs.

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