Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Environmental Protection Division (EPD) Land Protection Branch
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 has adopted the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) rules that classify wastes as hazardous if they have been placed on hazardous waste lists by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The federal requirements for listed hazardous wastes are discussed in the national sections HAZWASTE DETERMINATION (CLASSIFICATION) and LISTED WASTES.
Georgia has received EPA authorization to administer the federal RCRA rules, including the authority to delist RCRA wastes. See the state section DELISTING PETITIONS for more information.
Georgia regulations for identifying characteristic hazardous waste are the same as the federal regulations, including the criteria for identifying hazardous waste by the characteristics of ignitability, corrosivity, reactivity, and toxicity. The federal characteristic waste requirements are described in the national section CHARACTERISTIC WASTE.
• Administration and enforcement. EPD's Land Protection Branch administers and enforces the listed hazardous waste requirements in Georgia.