Georgia Ag Waste regulations & environmental compliance analysis
Georgia Ag Waste: What you need to know
Governing Law and Regulations
Georgia Water Quality Control Act (WQCA): Code of Georgia Annotated (CGA) 12-5-20 to 12-5-53
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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Georgia has authority from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to administer the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program, including the concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO) requirements. The state uses the federal permit application and the federal definitions for CAFO sizes and has separate regulations for AFOs and swine operations with over 3,000 animal units (AUs). See the national section AG WASTE for more information on the federal permitting program.