Georgia Financial Responsibility regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Georgia Financial Responsibility: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs): Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia (GRR) 391-3-11-.05

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Underground storage tanks (USTs): GRR 391-3-15-.12 and GRR 391-3-15-.13

Pesticide business: GRR 40-21-8-.01 to 40-21-8-.06

Scrap tire processors: GRR 391-3-4-.19(7)(a)2

Scrap tire transporters: GRR 391-3-4-.19(5)(e)

Regulatory Agencies

Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Land Protection Branch

Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) Pesticide Division

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Georgia has adopted the federal financial responsibility rules for solid waste facilities, scrap tire processors, scrap tire transporters, hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs), and underground storage tanks (USTs). See the national section FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY for a review of the federal rules. However, the state has its own public hearing requirements associated with the TSDF permit application process. See the state section TSDF PERMITS for more information.

In addition, a UST owner or operator may satisfy the federal requirements of financial responsibility for USTs in Georgia by participating in the liability limitations and reimbursement benefits of the Georgia Underground Storage Tank (GUST) Trust Fund. See the state section UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS for the GUST Trust Fund participation rules.

Administration and enforcement. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) administers and enforces the state's financial responsibility rules for TSDFs, solid waste scrap tire processors and transporters, and USTs and also coordinates Georgia's UST funds. GDA's ...


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