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Division of Financial Responsibility

Hazardous Waste

The permitting staff of the Hazardous Waste Program assist applicants in determining whether financial assurance is required for their facilities and in what amount. The total required depends on many site-specific factors but is generally based on an estimate of the amount necessary to completely or partially close the facility at any point during its intended operating life and to provide for proper care of the site after final closure is completed. Sites permitted by the Hazardous Waste Program may also be required to provide financial assurance for third-party liability coverage.

After the required amount is determined, the staff of the Division of Financial Responsibility works with permittees to ensure that they select a financial assurance mechanism that meets state requirements.

The following financial assurance mechanisms are allowed by the Hazardous Waste Program. Please click on the links below for the language required by the division. The financial institution/surety should use the language in these files to issue an original instrument on the institution's letterhead or in its standard instrument format.

Note: The instrument language is provided here as a convenience. Please consult with your legal counsel and the TDEC Division of Financial Responsibility before submitting a financial instrument.