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Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Georgia incorporates by reference the federal permit rules, including the remedial action plan (RAP) rules and the provisions for standardized permits. In addition, the state has its own public hearing requirements associated with the hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) permit application process although it incorporates by reference most of the federal procedures set forth at 40 CFR 124 for issuing, modifying, revoking, and reissuing Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) permits.
• Administration and enforcement. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources' (DNR) Land Protection Branch administers and enforces the TSDF permit standards in Georgia.
Within 15 days of receiving an application for a TSDF, the DNR will notify, in writing, the local government where the proposed facility is to be located. The local government is responsible for notifying the general public of the application via the local newspaper.
If 25 people who would be affected by the proposed TSDF request a hearing within 30 days after the ...