Georgia Property Transfer regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Georgia Property Transfer: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste facility closure rules: Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia (GRR) 391-3-11.10

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Hazardous Site Inventory: Code of Georgia Annotated (CGA) 12-8-97

Underground storage tank (UST) liens: CGA 12-12-13

Swine feeding operations: GRR 391-3-6-.20

Regulatory Agency

Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Environmental Protection Division (EPD) Land Protection Branch

DNR Environmental Protection Division Water Protection Branch

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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Georgia has adopted the federal regulations that require hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) owners and operators to record in the appropriate land records certain information about the facility when it is closed (GRR 391-3-11.10). Closure rules for hazardous waste TSDFs are covered in the state section CLOSURE AND POST-CLOSURE PLANS.

In addition, state law requires that owners of property that is listed on the state's hazardous site inventory and designated as having a known release and needing corrective action include a notice in certain property transfer instruments. This information is available for public review and is intended to help answer questions from future property buyers about the history of a particular piece of property.

The state may impose a lien on a property where a discharge or threatened discharge of a regulated substance has occurred.

Georgia also has permitting requirements that include provisions for the sale or transfer of swine feeding operations.

Administration and enforcement. DNR's Land Protection Branch enforces the closure ...

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Comparison: State vs. Federal
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Georgia Property Transfer Resources

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Forms Well Disclosure Certificate
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