Georgia Underground Storage Tanks regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Georgia Underground Storage Tanks: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Georgia Underground Storage Tank Act (GUSTA), Code of Georgia Annotated (CGA) 12-13-1 to 12-13-22

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Underground storage tank (UST) regulations: Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia (GRR) 391-3-15-.01 to 391-3-15-.17

Oil or hazardous material spills: CGA 12-14-1 to 12-14-4

Registration: GRR 391-3-15-.05

Secondary containment: GRR 391-3-15-.05

Installation: GRR 391-3-15-.05 and GRR 120-3-11-.03

Operation and maintenance: GRR 391-3-15-.06

Inspection: GRR 391-3-15-.01

Corrective action: GRR 391-3-15-.09 and GRR 391-3-15-.10

Closure: GRR 391-3-15-.11

Operator training: GRR 391-3-15-.16

Retraining: GRR 391-3-15-.16(3)

Revocation of certification: GRR 391-3-15-.16(4)

Financial responsibility: GRR 391-3-15-.12

GUST Trust Fund: GRR 391-3-15-.13

Regulatory Agencies

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

Georgia Office of Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner State Fire Marshal's Office

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State v. Federal

Rules. Georgia's underground storage tank (UST) program is approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The state has adopted the federal UST regulations as revised in 2015, with additional state requirements for tank registration, installation, inspection, corrective action, closure, UST operator training, and financial responsibility.

Administration and enforcement. The Georgia Environmental Protection Division's (EPD) UST Management Program administers all aspects of the state's program and enforces all UST-related regulations. The State Fire Marshal's Office is responsible for plan review before UST installations.


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