Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Environmental Protection Division Land Protection Branch Hazardous Waste Management and Remediation Program
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Georgia incorporates by reference the federal rules for land disposal restrictions (LDRs), including the Phase IV federal LDRs and best demonstrated available technology (BDAT). Georgia has not adopted the following federal LDRs because EPA has not delegated authority to states to implement these rules:
—Case-by-case extensions (40 CFR 268.5)
—No-migration variances (40 CFR 268.6)
—Equivalent method variances (40 CFR 268.42(b))
—Exemption from a treatment standard (40 CFR 268.44)
See LDR Exemptions in the national section LAND DISPOSAL RESTRICTIONS/LAND BAN for more information about these extensions and variances.
• Administration and enforcement. Georgia's LDRs are administered and enforced by DNR's Land Protection Branch. However, the federal exemption rules that Georgia did not incorporate by reference are implemented by EPA's Region 4 office. In addition, when new regulations are issued under the Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments (HSWA) to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), EPA will administer those new regulations until an equivalent or more stringent rule is adopted in Georgia.