Georgia Solid Waste regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Georgia Solid Waste: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Solid waste management statutes and rules: Georgia Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Act, Code of Georgia Annotated (CGA) 12-8-20 to 12-8-41; Regional Solid Waste Management Authorities Act, CGA 12-8-50 to 12-8-59.2; and regulations at Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia (GRR) 391-3-4.-01 to 391-3-4-.20

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Permit rules:

Applicability: GRR 391-3-4-.02 to 391-3-4-.05

Permit-by-rule: GRR 391-3-4-.06

Disposal sites:

Design and operation: GRR 391-3-4-.01, GRR 391-3-4-.05, GRR 391-3-4-.07, GRR 391-3-4-.11 to 391-3-4-.14, GRR 391-3-4-.17, and GRR 391-3-4-.18

Specific facilities and operations: GRR 391-3-4-.07 to 391-3-4-.09 and GRR 391-3-4-.16

Prohibitions: GRR 391-3-4-.04(6) and GRR 391-3-4-.07(3)(m)

Scrap and used tires:

Definitions: GRR 391-3-4-.19(2)

Storage: CGA 12-8-40.1(f), CGA 12-8-40.1(g), and GRR 391-3-4-.19(6)

Retail tire dealers: GRR 391-3-4-.19(3)

Used tire dealers: GRR 391-3-4-.19(9)

Generators: GRR 391-3-4-.19(4)

Scrap tire processors: GRR 391-3-4-.19(7)(a)

Scrap tire disposal facilities: GRR 391-3-4-.19(7)(c) and CGA 12-8-40-.1(b)

Commercial waste: GRR 391-3-6-.24

Overview: GRR 391-3-6-.24(1)

Definitions: GRR 391-3-6-.24(2)

Manifests: GRR 391-3-6-.24(9)

Originators: GRR 391-3-6-.24(7)

Processing and disposal facilities: GRR 391-3-6-.24(8)

Regulatory Agency

Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Environmental Protection Division (EPD) Land Protection Branch Solid Waste Management Program

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Georgia follows the federal definition of solid waste at 40 CFR 258.2, but has its own rules regulating solid (nonhazardous) waste ...

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