Georgia Hazardous Waste Storage regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Georgia Hazardous Waste Storage: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste storage facility rules: 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 storage fees: GRR 391-3-19-.03

On-site storage rules for generators: GRR 391-3-11-.08(3)

Regulatory Agency

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

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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Georgia has adopted by reference the federal hazardous waste storage rules, including those for 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 hazardous waste storage facility permits. The additional state 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.

State Requirements


GRR 391-3-19-.03

Georgia requires payment of hazardous waste storage 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 storage fee for each ton of hazardous waste that is either shipped off-site for storage or stored on-site. Generators from out of state that store their hazardous wastes at a Georgia treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) are also subject to a ...

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