Georgia Used Oil Management regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Georgia Used Oil Management: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Used oil management rules: Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia (GRR) 391-3-11-.17

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Notification: GRR 391-3-11-.04

Containers: GRR 391-3-11-.17(2)

Regulatory Agency

Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Environmental Protection Division Land Protection Branch Hazardous Waste Management and Remediation Program

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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Georgia incorporates by reference the federal used oil management rules. These standards cover all segments of the used oil recycling system and apply to generators, transporters, marketers, processors, and burners of used oil. In addition, Georgia requires that certain used oil handlers notify the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) of their activities and has a requirement that certain containers of used oil be kept closed.

Administration and enforcement. DNR's Land Protection Branch administers and enforces the used oil rules in Georgia.

State Requirements


GRR 391-3-11-.04

Every used oil transporter, used oil transfer facility, and used oil processor must notify the DNR of such activities on forms provided by the DNR (GRR 391-3-11-.04(1)). Any of these used oil handlers that have a physical location in Georgia must provide, within 30 days after commencing such activities, such notification to the DNR regardless of any notification to other states or the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (GRR 391-3-11-.04(4)).


GRR 391-3-11-.17(2)

Used oil containers and tanks not stored indoors or within impervious secondary containment systems specified by a Spill ...

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