Governing Law and Regulations
Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Environmental Protection Division Land Protection Branch Hazardous Waste Management and Remediation Program
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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Georgia has adopted by reference most of the federal regulations for identifying and listing hazardous waste but has omitted certain provisions. The state has not adopted the 2005 federal revisions to the headworks conditional exemption from the definition of "hazardous waste" at 40 CFR 261.3(a)(2)(iv) (i.e., the wastewater treatment exemption for hazardous waste mixtures). Another federal provision not adopted by Georgia is that regarding the elimination of the onetime notification in connection with the conditional exemption from the definition of "solid waste" at 40 CFR 261.4(a)(9)(iii)(E) for wood-preserving wastewaters and spent wood-preserving solutions in 2006. Georgia has also decided not to follow the 2006 federal revision to 40 CFR 261.4(f)(9) that eliminated the requirement to submit estimates of the number of studies and the amount of waste to be used in treatability studies for the current year. In addition, check with DNR to see whether the state has yet adopted the 2009 federal exemption for hazardous secondary materials.
While there are no additional state provisions, Georgia follows the EPA contained-in policy and provides some guidance for managing contaminated media ...