Governing Law and Regulations
Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Environmental Protection Division (EPD) State Emergency Response Commission (SERC)
Georgia Office of Homeland Security Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA)
Georgia Department of Public Safety (DPS) Motor Carrier Compliance Division
Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) Safety Engineering
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4
Local emergency planning committees (LEPCs)
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 generally follows the federal rules for emergency planning and response activities to prevent hazardous substance releases and oil spills, chemical accidents, and other emergencies, with additional state requirements for aboveground storage tanks (ASTs) and underground storage tanks (USTs), animal feeding operations (AFOs), hazardous materials transporters, scrap tire processing facilities, underground injection wells, used oil containers, and workplace hazard communication. See the national section EMERGENCY PLANNING AND RESPONSE for more information about federal requirements.
Georgia does not have a counterpart to the federal Spill Prevention, Control, ...