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Georgia Hazardous Waste Treatment: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste treatment facility rules: Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia (GRR) 391-3-11-.10(2) and GRR 391-3-11-.10(1) (interim status)

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Hazardous waste treatment facility permit application rules: GRR 391-3-11-.11

Hazardous waste treatment fees: GRR 391-3-19-.03

On-site generator treatment rules: GRR 391-3-11-.08(1)

Regulatory Agency

Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Environmental Protection Division Land Protection Branch Hazardous Waste Management and Remediation Program

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Georgia has adopted the federal hazardous waste treatment rules and added several state fees. In addition, treatment facilities must comply with the state's permit application standards. These standards follow the federal permitting rules but have additional public hearing requirements in connection with the application process. See the state section TSDF PERMITS to review the additional state permit requirements.

Administration and enforcement. DNR's Land Protection Branch administers and enforces the hazardous waste treatment rules in Georgia

State Requirements

TREATMENT FEES

GRR 391-3-19-.03

Unlike the federal rules, Georgia requires payment of hazardous waste treatment fees.

Generators. Large quantity generators (LQGs) (persons generating 1,000 kilograms (kg) or more of hazardous waste or more than 1 kg of acute hazardous waste per month) are required to pay a per-ton fee for hazardous wastes shipped off-site for treatment or treated on-site (GRR 391-3-19-.03(2) and GRR 391-3-19-.03(3)). Fees are calculated per ton ...


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