Georgia Hazardous Waste Generators regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Georgia Hazardous Waste Generators: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Generator requirements: Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia (GRR) 391-3-11-.08

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Notification rules for generators: GRR 391-3-11-.04

Records and fees:

Waste management records and fees: GRR 391-3-19-.03 and Code of Georgia Annotated (CGA) 12-8-95.1(a)

Hazardous substance report and fee: GRR 391-3-19-.03(5) and CGA 12-8-95.1(a)(4)

Pollution prevention: Georgia Hazardous Waste Management Act, CGA 12-8-65.1 to 12-8-65.4

Regulatory Agencies

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

DNR Environmental Protection Division Land Protection Branch Response and Remediation Program

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 has additional state requirements for hazardous waste activity notifications, generator reporting fees, hazardous waste management records, on-site storage, and waste minimization plans for large quantity generators (LQGs).

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

State Requirements


GRR 391-3-11-.04

Every hazardous waste generator in Georgia is required to file a notification of hazardous waste activity with the DNR within 30 days after commencing the generation of hazardous waste. The notification form may be obtained by contacting the DNR. The owner or operator of a site that has ceased all regulated ...

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