Georgia Characteristic Waste: What you need to know

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

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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Georgia regulations for identifying characteristic hazardous waste are the same as the federal regulations, including the criteria for identifying hazardous waste by the characteristics of ignitability, corrosivity, reactivity, and toxicity. The federal characteristic waste requirements are described in the national section CHARACTERISTIC WASTE.

See the state sections HAZWASTE DETERMINATION (CLASSIFICATION) and LISTED WASTES for additional guidance.

Georgia has received EPA authorization to administer the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) rules, including the authority to delist RCRA wastes under state rule GRR 391-3-11-.07. See the state section DELISTING PETITIONS for more information.

Many wastes that have been determined not to be hazardous wastes may still be dangerous and have special handling requirements for disposal. Nonhazardous wastes are managed under Georgia solid waste regulations. See the state section SOLID WASTE for more information.

Administration and enforcement. EPD's Land Protection Branch administers and enforces the state's rules for identifying characteristic waste.

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