Governing Law and Regulations
Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Land Protection Division Hazardous Waste Compliance Program
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Georgia has adopted the federal hazardous waste storage rules for permitted and interim status treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs). In addition, the state follows the federal requirements for generators accumulating hazardous waste on-site without a permit through its adoption of 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. To the federal requirements for hazardous waste storage by TSDFs and on-site storage by large quantity generators (LQGs) and small quantity generators (SQGs), the state adds rules concerning storage fees, documentation of storage area inspections by LQGs and SQGs, and state requirements for hazardous waste storage facility permits. The state TSDF permit rules are reviewed in the state section TSDF PERMITS.
• Administration and enforcement. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources' (DNR) Land Protection Branch administers and enforces the hazardous waste storage rules in Georgia.
WASTE MANAGEMENT FEES
Georgia requires payment of hazardous waste management fees. LQGs must pay a hazardous waste ...