Georgia Landfills regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Georgia Landfills: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste landfill 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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Solid (nonhazardous) waste landfill rules: GRR 391-3-4-.07

Regulatory Agency

Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Environmental Protection Division

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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Georgia incorporates by reference the federal regulations for hazardous waste landfills and adds its own requirements for permit applications. See the state section TSDF PERMITS to review these additional rules. At present, however, there are no commercial hazardous waste landfills in Georgia that accept hazardous waste for disposal.

Georgia has its own rules for solid (nonhazardous) waste landfills. The federal solid waste landfill requirements also apply in Georgia. See the state section SOLID WASTE for more information.

Administration and enforcement. DNR's Environmental Protection Division administers and enforces both the hazardous and solid (nonhazardous) waste landfill requirements in Georgia.

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