Georgia Contingency Plan regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Georgia Contingency Plan: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste large quantity generator (LQG) contingency plan requirements: Rules and Regulations of the state of Georgia (GRR) 391-3-11-.08(1)

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Hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) contingency plan requirements: GRR 391-3-11-.10(1) and GRR 391-3-11-.10(2) (interim status)

Regulatory Agency

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

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Georgia has adopted the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule, effective on the federal level as of May 30, 2017, and effective in Georgia as of September 28, 2017, which includes the federal contingency plan requirements for large quantity generators (LQGs). The state follows the federal rules for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) contingency plans. There are no additional state requirements.

Administration and enforcement. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources' (DNR) Land Protection Branch administers and enforces the contingency plan requirements in Georgia.

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