TN Scenic Rivers Act 1968 ~ comply with the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 1968
Safe Dams Act 1973 ~ regulating the construction of non-federal dams
Tennessee Safe Drinking Water Act ~ regulating the quality and quantity of drinking water in the state
Water Wells Act ~ regulating the licensing of well drillers and pump setters
Water Withdrawal Registration Act ~ requiring the registration of water withdrawal
The general assembly finds that certain rivers of Tennessee possess outstanding values of great present and future benefit to the people. The general assembly further finds that the policy that has resulted in dam and other construction on many of the rivers of Tennessee needs to be complemented by a policy that would preserve other valuable selected rivers or sections thereof in their free-flowing natural or scenic condition and protect their water quality and adjacent lands.
In all planning for the use and development of water and related land resources, consideration shall be given by all local, state and federal agencies involved to potential scenic river areas, and all river basin and project plan reports should discuss such potential.
It is the intention of the general assembly to protect Class II rivers from possible pollution due to the proximity of landfills for the disposal of solid or hazardous wastes.
It is not the intent of this chapter to require or authorize acquisition of all lands within the exterior boundaries of scenic rivers but to assure preservation of values and provide proper management of the resources.