Georgia Penalties and Liabilities: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Air: Code of Georgia Annotated (CGA) 12-9-23 and CGA 12-9-24

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Asbestos: CGA 12-12-16

Commercial waste: Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia (GRR) 391-3-6-.24(15)

Hazardous materials motor carriers: CGA 46-1-23(v) and GRR 6-1 to 6-8

Hazardous waste: Georgia Hazardous Waste Management Act (HW Act), CGA 12-8-81 and CGA 12-8-82

Medical waste: CGA 16-7-53(c)

Pesticides: CGA 2-7-73, CGA 2-7-114, and CGA 17-10-3

Solid waste: Georgia Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Act (SW Act), CGA 12-8-30.6 and CGA 12-8-30.8

Storage tanks:

Underground storage tanks (USTs): CGA 12-13-19


Oil spills: CGA 12-14-4

Water well contractor: CGA 12-5-133 and CGA 12-5-133.1

Drinking water: CGA 12-5-192 and CGA 12-5-193

Groundwater: CGA 12-5-106 and CGA 12-5-107

Water pollution: CGA 12-5-51

Wastewater: CGA 12-5-52, CGA 12-5-53, and CGA 12-5-29.1

Wetlands: CGA 12-5-247, CGA 12-5-248, CGA 12-5-291, and CGA 12-5-296

Workplace safety and health:

Georgia Public Employee Hazardous Chemical Protection and Right-to-Know Act of 1988, CGA 45-22-12

Regulatory Agencies

Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Environmental Protection Division

Georgia Department of Agriculture

Georgia Department of Public Safety (DPS)

U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) Safety Engineering Division

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Georgia law provides civil and criminal penalties for violations of its regulations. See the Table for state-specific penalties for violations of environmental and hazardous materials transportation regulations.

Administration and enforcement.

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