Georgia Hazardous Waste Disposal regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Georgia Hazardous Waste Disposal: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste disposal facility law and rules: Code of Georgia Annotated 12-8-66, 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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Hazardous waste disposal facility permit application rules: GRR 391-3-11-.11

Hazardous waste disposal fees: GRR 391-3-19-.03

Land disposal restrictions (LDRs): GRR 391-3-11-.16

Regulatory Agency

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

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Georgia has adopted the hazardous waste disposal rules by reference, including the federal land disposal restrictions. Unlike the federal rules, Georgia requires generators to pay hazardous waste disposal fees for each ton of hazardous waste disposed of at an on-site or off-site disposal facility in the state.

The state has disposal facility permit application requirements that are in addition to the federal rules. See the state section TSDF PERMITS to review these requirements.

Administration and enforcement. DNR's Land Protection Branch administers and enforces Georgia's hazardous waste disposal rules.

State Requirements


GRR 391-3-19-.03

Georgia requires payment of hazardous waste disposal fees. Georgia requires its large quantity generators (persons generating more than 1,000 kilograms (kg) of hazardous waste or more than 1 kg of acutely hazardous waste a month) to pay a hazardous waste disposal fee for each ton of hazardous waste that is either shipped off-site for ...

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