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Georgia PCB Management: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Transportation of hazardous materials: Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia (GRR) 672-10-.01 to 672-10-.06

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PCBs prohibited at solid waste facilities: GRR 391-3-4-.04 and GRR 391-3-4-.07

Regulatory Agencies

Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Environmental Protection Division

U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)

Georgia Department of Transportation

U.S. Interstate Commerce Commission

Public Service Commission of Georgia

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

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. In Georgia, polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) waste operations are regulated under state hazardous material transportation rules and federal disposal and storage rules. See the national section PCB MANAGEMENT for a discussion of federal PCB requirements.

Commercial storers of PCB waste must demonstrate financial responsibility for closure of each PCB storage facility they own or operate. See the national section FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY for more information.

Used oil containing PCBs at any concentration less than 50 parts per million is subject to the federal used oil management requirements. See the national section USED OIL MANAGEMENT for more information.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has established the PCB spill cleanup policy that requires notice to the appropriate EPA regional office as soon as possible after discovery of the spill, but no later than 24 hours after discovery. See the national section RELEASE NOTIFICATION for more information

Administration and enforcement. EPA administers and enforces the federal ...


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