Georgia Environmental Laws and Rules

 

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) authorizes the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) of the Georgia to issue environmental permits and to pursue enforcement actions under most Federal environmental laws.  Georgia is in EPA Region Four that includes Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.

 

 

GEORGIA ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS AND RULES

 

Environmental Rules

Authorizing Statutes

391-1-1 Organization and Public Participation

OCGA 50-13-3 Georgia Administrative Procedures Act

391-1-2 Procedures for Disposition of Contested Cases

OCGA 50-13-13 Georgia Administrative Procedures Act

391-1-3 Public Participation in Enforcement of Environmental Statutes

OCGA 50-13-1 Georgia Administrative Procedures Act

391-3-1 Air Quality Control

OCGA 12-9-1 Georgia Air Quality Act

391-3-2 Groundwater Use

OCGA 12-5-90 Georgia Ground-Water Use Act

391-3-3 Surface Mining

OCGA 12-4-70 Georgia Surface Mining Act of 1968

391-3-4 Georgia Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Rules

OCGA 12-8-20 Georgia Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Act of 1990

 

OCGA 16-7-40  Georgia Litter Control Law
OCGA 16-7-50
 Georgia Waste Control Law

391-3-5 Safe Drinking Water

OCGA 12-5-170 Georgia Safe Drinking Water Act of 1977
OCGA 12-5-470 Georgia Water Supply Act
OCGA 12-5-120 Georgia Water Well Standards Act

391-3-6 Water Quality Control

OCGA 12-5-20 Georgia Water Quality Act
OCGA 12-5-520 Georgia River Basin Management Planning Act

391-3-7 Erosion and Sedimentation

OCGA 12-7-1 Georgia Erosion and Sedimentation Act [amended 2003]

391-3-8 Dam Safety

OCGA 12-5-370 Georgia Safe Dams Act of 1978

391-3-9 Radioactive Waste Material Disposal

OCGA 31-13-1 Georgia Radiation Control Act

391-3-11 Hazardous Waste Management

OCGA 12-8-60 Georgia Hazardous Waste Management Act

OCGA 12-8-90 Georgia hazardous Site Response Act

OCGA 12-8-200 Georgia Hazardous Site Reuse and Redevelopment Act

 

OCGA 12-14-1 Oil or Hazardous Spills or Releases
OCGA 12-8-140 Mitigating Effect of Hazardous Materials Discharge

391-3-12 Underground Gas Storage

OCGA 46-4-50 Georgia Underground Gas Storage Act of 1972

391-3-13 Oil and Gas and Deep Drilling

OCGA 12-4-40 Georgia Oil and Gas and Deep Drilling Act of 1975

391-3-14 Asbestos Removal and Encapsulation

OCGA 12-12-1 Georgia Asbestos Safety Act

391-3-15 Underground Storage Tank Management

OCGA 12-13-1 Georgia Underground Storage Act

391-3-16 Environmental Planning Criteria

OCGA 12-2-8 Georgia Planning Act of 1989
OCGA 12-16-1 Georgia Environmental Policy Act

391-3-17 Radioactive Materials

OCGA 31-13-1 Georgia Radiation Control Act

391-3-18 Environmentally Sensitive Property

OCGA 48-5-7 Georgia Tax Code

391-3-19 Hazardous Site Response

OCGA 12-8-60 Georgia Hazardous Waste Management Act

OCGA 12-8-90 Georgia hazardous Site Response Act

OCGA 12-8-200 Georgia Hazardous Site Reuse and Redevelopment Act

391-3-20 Enhanced Inspection and Maintenance

OCGA 12-9-40 Georgia Motor Vehicle Emissions Inspection and Maintenance Act

391-3-22 Clean Fueled Fleets

OCGA 12-9-1 Georgia Air Quality Act

391-3-23 Petroleum Pipeline Eminent Domain Permit Procedures

OCGA 22-3-84Georgia Petroleum Pipeline and Facilities

391-3-24 Lead Based Paint Abatement, Certification and Accreditation

OCGA 31-41-1 Georgia Lead Poisoning Prevention Act of 1994

391-3-25 Low Emission Vehicle Certification

OCGA 48-7-40.16 Georgia Tax Code

391-3-26 Commercial Environmental Laboratories

OCGA 12-2-9 Georgia Commercial Analytical Laboratory Act

391-3-28 Lower Flint River Basin Drought Protection

OCGA 12-5-540 Georgia Flint River Drought Protection Act

391-3-30 Rules for Outdoor Water Use

OCGA 12-5-20 Georgia Water Quality Act
OCGA 12-5-90 Ground-Water Use Act
OCGA 12-5-170 Georgia Safe Drinking Water Act of 1977

 

 

          Christopher R. Reeves, EPD, EPA, Georgia, Environmental, attorney, litigator, litigation, water, pollution, lawyer, finley, law, firm, regulations, administrative, climate change, esq, toxic, land




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