Georgia TSDF Responsibilities regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Georgia TSDF Responsibilities: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) management requirements: Georgia Hazardous Waste Management Act, Code of Georgia Annotated (CGA) 12-8-60 to 12-8-83, Georgia Hazardous Site Response Act, CGA 12-8-95.1, and Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia (GRR) 391-3-11-.01 to 391-3-11-.18

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TSDF permit rules: CGA 12-8-66, CGA 12-8-68, and GRR 391-3-11-.11

Records and fees:

Hazardous waste management fee: GRR 391-3-19-.03 and CGA 12-8-95.1

Hazardous waste management fee record: GRR 391-3-19-.03(7)

Hazardous substance report and fee: GRR 391-3-19-.03(5) and CGA 12-8-95.1(a)(4)

Financial assurance: CGA 12-8-68 and GRR 391-3-11-.05

Pollution prevention:

TSDFs and large quantity generators (LQGs): CGA 12-8-65.1 to 12-8-65.4

Out-of-state generator shipments: CGA 12-8-65.3

Regulatory Agency

Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Environmental Protection Division (EPD) Land Protection Branch Hazardous 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's rules for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) include the federal rules and some more stringent state requirements in connection with permit application standards, hazardous waste management fees, and pollution prevention requirements. The state also allows TSDFs more financial mechanisms for demonstrating financial assurance, provided the protection provided by the mechanism equals that of a federal financial mechanism.

Administration and enforcement. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources' (DNR) Land Protection Branch ...

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