Georgia Hazardous Waste Tanks regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Georgia Hazardous Waste Tanks: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste tank management requirements for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs): 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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Tank management requirements for hazardous waste large quantity generators (LQGs): GRR 391-3-11-.08(1)

Tank management requirements for hazardous waste small quantity generators (SQGs): GRR 391-3-11-.08(1)

Regulatory Agency

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

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Georgia has adopted by reference the federal requirements for managing hazardous waste tanks, which include air emissions standards and standards applicable to owners and operators of hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs). There are no additional state provisions.

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, which includes standards for generators accumulating hazardous waste on-site in tanks.

Administration and enforcement. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources' (DNR) Land Protection Branch administers and enforces Georgia's hazardous waste tank regulations.


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