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-.16

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

Registration: GRR 391-3-15-.05

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

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

Delivery prohibition: GRR 391-3-15-.05(4)(e)

Secondary containment: GRR 391-3-15-.07

Installation: GRR 391-3-15-.05

Inspection: GRR 391-3-15-.01

Test methods: GRR 391-3-15-.09

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

Confidentiality claim: GRR 391-3-15-.03

Closure: GRR 391-3-15-.11

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

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

Enforcement: GRR 391-3-15-.14

Regulatory Agency

Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Environmental Protection Division (EPD) Underground Storage Tank Management Program

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

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 many of the federal UST regulations, with additional state requirements for registration notification, UST operator training, leak detection, installation, inspection, financial responsibility, corrective action, closure, and enforcement.

Administration and enforcement. DNR's UST Management Program administers all aspects of the state's program and enforces all UST-related regulations.

State Requirements


GRR 391-3-15-.05

UST owners or operators must submit an annual UST ...

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Comparison: State v. Federal
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