Governing Law and Regulations
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 hazardous waste treatment rules for hazardous waste treatment facilities and added several state fees and permit application standards. These standards follow the federal permitting rules but have additional public hearing requirements in connection with the application process. See the state section TSDF PERMITS to review the additional state permit requirements.
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 tanks being used by generators to accumulate hazardous waste on-site without a permit for specific periods of time.
• Administration and enforcement. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources' (DNR) Land Protection Branch administers and enforces the hazardous waste treatment rules in Georgia.
Unlike the federal rules, Georgia requires payment of hazardous waste treatment fees.
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