Georgia Release Notification: What you need to know
Governing Law and Regulations
Oil spills: Georgia Oil or Hazardous Materials Spills or Release Act, Code of Georgia Annotated (CGA) 12-14-1 to 12-14-4
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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Georgia has adopted the federal rules for notifying authorities about releases including air emissions, hazardous substances, hazardous materials, hazardous wastes, and underground storage tanks releases, as explained in the national section RELEASE NOTIFICATION. The state has its own rules for reporting oil spills and releases into state waters.
Georgia's Superfund law, the Hazardous Site Response Act (HSRA), requires any landowner aware of contamination concentrations above the established reportable quantities must notify the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' (DNR) Environmental Protection Division (EPD) within 30 days of the knowledge of such contamination. See the state section SUPERFUND for details.
• Administration and enforcement. The EPD administers and enforces the state's release notification requirements for oil spills and releases into state waters.
CGA 12-14-1 to 12-14-4
Any person owning or having control over any oil or hazardous substance who has knowledge of any spill or release of such oil or who has knowledge of any spill or release of such hazardous substance in a ...