Governing Law and Regulations
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.
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 ...