Georgia Air - General regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Georgia Air - General: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Georgia state implementation plan (SIP): 40 CFR 52.569 to 52.590

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Attainment status: 40 CFR 81.311

Air permits: Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia (GRR) 391-3-1-.03 and GRR 391-3-1-.02(7)

Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs): 40 CFR 61, 40 CFR 63, and GRR 391-3-1-.02(9)

New Source Performance Standards (NSPS): 40 CFR 60 and GRR 391-3-1-.02(8)

Risk management program: 40 CFR 68 and GRR 391-3-1-.02(10)

Pollutant transport: GRR 391-3-1-.02(12), GRR 391-3-1-.02(13), and 40 CFR 97.401 to 97.735

Regulatory Agency

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

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Georgia's air program is shaped by its state implementation plan (SIP), which sets forth basic strategies for implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). As mandated by the federal Clean Air Act (CAA), each state must adopt and submit a SIP to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for approval.

Administration and enforcement. Georgia Department of Natural Resources' (DNR) Air Protection Branch is responsible for administering and enforcing Georgia's air rules.

State Requirements

GEORGIA'S AIR PROGRAM

SIP

The Georgia SIP was officially submitted to the EPA in January 1972 and is frequently amended to comply with the 1990 CAA amendments. The SIP focuses on permitting, emissions standards, hazardous air pollutants (HAPs), and numerous other air-related requirements.

Attainment Status

The areas of the state that do not meet the NAAQS are designated as nonattainment for that particular criteria pollutant. Currently, Georgia is ...


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