Governing Law and Regulations
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.
OSHA's Region 4 office administers federal standards regarding asbestos exposure in ...