Georgia Fugitive Emissions regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Georgia Fugitive Emissions: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Fugitive particulate matter emissions: Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia (GRR) 391-3-1-.02(2)(n)(1)

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Visible emissions: GRR 391-3-1-.02(2)(n)(2)

Fugitive volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions: GRR 391-3-1-.02(2), GRR 391-3-1-.02(8)(b), and GRR 391-3-1-.02(9)(b)

Regulatory Agency

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

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Georgia has incorporated and adopted by reference the federal new source performance standards (NSPS) and the national emissions standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP), which contain source-specific standards for the control of fugitive emissions. See the national section FUGITIVE EMISSIONS for more information.

In addition, DNR has developed its own regulations for the control of fugitive particulate matter emissions, visible emissions, and fugitive VOC emission.

Administration and enforcement. The Air Protection Branch of DNR's Environmental Protection Division is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the state's air pollution and control regulations, including those addressing fugitive emissions.

State Requirements


GRR 391-3-1-.02(2)(n)(1)

Persons responsible for any source, process, materials-handling operation, transportation operation, or storage facility that may result in fugitive dust must take reasonable preventive steps to ensure that dust does not become airborne. Examples of such steps are:

  • Use water or chemicals for dust control during demolition, ...

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Georgia Fugitive Emissions Resources

Type Title
Forms Visible Emissions Observation Form (SFN-8441)
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