Georgia Hazardous Waste Determination regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Georgia Hazardous Waste Determination: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Identification and classification of hazardous waste: Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia (GRR) 391-3-11-.07

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Hazardous waste exclusions: GRR 391-3-11-.01(2) and GRR 391-3-11-.07

Regulatory Agency

Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Environmental Protection Division Land Protection Branch Hazardous Waste Management 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. Georgia follows the federal requirements for making hazardous waste determinations, including, but not limited to, the federal conditional exclusions from the definitions of solid and hazardous waste as they apply to cathode-ray tubes and solvent-contaminated wipes, and the 2015 exclusion from the definition of solid waste for recycling of certain hazardous secondary materials. The state explicitly excludes adoption of the hazardous waste exclusion for carbon dioxide streams in geologic sequestration activities.

While there are no additional state provisions, Georgia follows the EPA contained-in policy and provides some guidance for managing contaminated media subject to Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) requirements.

Administration and enforcement. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources' (DNR) Land Protection Branch administers and enforces the hazardous waste identification and classification requirements in Georgia.

State Requirements


EPA's contained-in policy is a flexible version of ...

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