Georgia Closure/Post-Closure Plans regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Georgia Closure/Post-Closure Plans: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Closure and post-closure requirements: Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia (GRR) 391-3-11-.10(2) and GRR 391-3-11-.10(1) (interim status)

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Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Environmental Protection Division Land Protection Branch Hazardous Waste Management and Remediation Program

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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Georgia has incorporated by reference the federal closure and post-closure rules for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs). Georgia, however, has not adopted the federal "alternative requirement" rules that allow regulators to address closure and post-closure care through enforceable documents other than post-closure permits.

In addition to complying with the general closure and post-closure standards, owners or operators of the various types of TSDFs have to meet closure and post-closure standards specific to their facility types. Georgia follows the federal rules specific to facilities using containers, drip pads, hazardous waste storage tanks, incinerators, hazardous waste landfills, land treatment, miscellaneous units, surface impoundments, thermal treatment, and waste piles.

Administration and enforcement. DNR's Land Protection Branch administers and enforces the TSDF closure and post-closure requirements in Georgia.

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