Governing Law and Regulations
Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Environmental Protection Division (EPD) Land Protection Branch
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Georgia has its own Superfund law. The state's law is similar in almost all respects to the federal law. Georgia's Superfund rules are in addition to the federal Superfund requirements. See the national section SUPERFUND for more information on the federal Superfund law.
• Administration and enforcement. EPD administers and enforces the state Superfund rules in Georgia.
Georgia's Superfund law governs the cleanup of sites that are ineligible for cleanup under the federal Superfund program. Specifically, Georgia's Superfund law applies to sites contaminated by hazardous wastes, solid (nonhazardous) waste landfills, and chemical spill sites.
When a release is discovered in soil or groundwater, the property owner must determine if they are required to notify the EPD of the release. EPD then evaluates the information provided in the notification and, if a release exceeding a reportable quantity has occurred, the site is placed on the Hazardous Site Inventory (HSI). EPD may also place a site ...