Georgia Asbestos regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Georgia Asbestos: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

National emissions standard for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) for asbestos: 40 CFR 61.140 to 61.157 and Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia (GRR) 391-3-1-.02(9)(b)(7)

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Asbestos abatement:

Licensing requirements: GRR 391-3-14-.04

Notification requirements: GRR 391-3-14-.02(2) and GRR 391-3-14-.09

Emergency asbestos projects: GRR 391-3-14-.02(2)

Work practices: GRR 391-3-14-.02(1)

Asbestos waste disposal:

Transportation: GRR 391-3-4-.04(8)(a)

Disposal: GRR 391-3-14-.02(1)(b) and GRR 391-3-4-.04(8)(b)


Asbestos abatement: GRR 391-3-14-.06

Regulatory Agencies

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

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Georgia has adopted by reference the NESHAP for asbestos. The state has additional asbestos licensing and disposal requirements, as well as more stringent notification and work practice requirements. Georgia also follows the federal Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act that requires schools to monitor asbestos-containing materials (ACM).

Administration and enforcement. The Land Protection Branch of DNR's EPD has authority to administer the NESHAP regulations and state asbestos rules, including processing notifications, issuing licenses, and approving training courses. As of March 20, 2009, DNR relinquished inspection and enforcement authority for asbestos projects to EPA due to state budget constraints.

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