Georgia Community Right to Know: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), 42 USC 11001 to 11050, and regulations at 40 CFR 355 to 372

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Georgia Hazardous Site Response Act, Code of Georgia Annotated (CGA) 12-8-90 et seq.

Hazardous site response regulations: Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia (GRR) 391-3-19-.01 to 391-3-19-.09

Toxics release inventory (TRI) reporting:

Fees: CGA 12-8-95.1(a)(4) and GRR 391-3-19-.03(5)

Regulatory Agencies

Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Environmental Protection Division (EPD) State Emergency Response Commission (SERC)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4

Local emergency planning committees (LEPC)

Local fire and police departments

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Georgia follows the following federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) reporting requirements, with unique state-specific reporting procedures and additional state fee requirements:

—Safety Data Sheet (SDS) or chemical list reporting (EPCRA Section 311);

—Tier II chemical inventory reporting (EPCRA Section 312); and

—Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) reporting (EPCRA Section 313).

For more information on the aforementioned EPCRA reporting requirements, see the national section COMMUNITY RIGHT TO KNOW.

Administration and enforcement. DNR's EPD and EPA administer and enforce the community right-to-know rules in Georgia. LEPCs and local fire departments throughout the state have been delegated some authority for administration. Facilities are encouraged to contact their LEPC and local fire department to discuss emergency plans and ...

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