Georgia Environmental Protection Agency: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Georgia Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Act, Code of Georgia Annotated (CGA), 12-8-20 to 12-8-40.3

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Georgia Hazardous Waste Management Act, CGA 12-8-60 to 12-8-83

Georgia Hazardous Site Response Act, CGA 12-8-90 to 12-8-97

Georgia Oil or Hazardous Material Spill Act, CGA 12-14-1 to 12-14-4

Georgia Hazardous Site Reuse and Redevelopment Act, CGA 12-8-200 to 12-8-207

Georgia Underground Storage Tank (UST) Act, CGA 12-13-1 to 12-13-22

Georgia Air Quality Act, CGA 12-9-1 to 12-9-25

Georgia Water Quality Control Act, CGA 12-5-20 to 12-5-53

Georgia Coastal Marshlands Protection Act of 1970, CGA 12-5-280 to 12-5-297

Georgia Shore Protection Act, CGA 12-5-230 to 12-5-248

Regulatory Agency

Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Environmental Protection Division (EPD)

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. In Georgia, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is the counterpart to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). DNR's Environmental Protection Division (EPD) is responsible for protecting Georgia's land, water, and air from pollution by implementing federal and state environmental laws and regulations.

Administration and enforcement. Georgia is authorized by EPA to implement its own state air, water, and waste management rules. To maintain federal authorization, the state's air, water, and waste management rules must be at least as strict as the federal requirements. In some cases, Georgia has adopted many EPA regulations "by reference." The state does not reprint them. In many cases both the state and federal government have the power to enforce the ...

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