Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Environmental Protection Division Land Protection Branch Hazardous Waste Compliance Program
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Georgia has adopted by reference the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule, effective on the federal level as of May 30, 2017, and effective in Georgia as of September 28, 2017, which includes standards that allow generators to accumulate hazardous waste on-site without a permit for specific periods of time. See the national section ACCUMULATION TIME to review the specific time periods applicable to each type of generator.
For a generator's on-site hazardous waste storage requirements, see the national section HAZARDOUS WASTE STORAGE for operation requirements and the state section HAZARDOUS WASTE STORAGE for storage fees.
• Administration and enforcement. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources' (DNR) Land Protection Branch administers and enforces the generator accumulation time requirements in Georgia.