Georgia Hazardous Site Response Act (Georgia)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

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Place Georgia

Applies to States or Provinces Georgia
Name Georgia Hazardous Site Response Act (Georgia)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations, Public Benefits Fund
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Wind energy
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Primary Website
Applicable Jurisdiction Statewide

Last Review 2014-09-15

Information Source


The Georgia Hazardous Site Response Act is Georgia’s version of Superfund. The Act provides for graduated fees on the disposal of hazardous waste, a trust fund to enable the EPD to clean up or plan sites and administer the program, a strict joint and several liability scheme similar to that of the federal CERCLA (Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability ACT), an EPD inventory of “known or suspected” Georgia hazardous sites, a system requiring deed notices and affidavit recording on county real property records for sites having substance releases in excess of “reportable quantities” (as defined by regulation), EPD authority to issue non-appealable correction action orders with mandatory punitive damages for non-compliance and new reporting requirements for contaminated property. Common issues are: contaminated sediments, contaminated groundwater, and contaminated soil. The state collects about $1.6 million a year in hazardous waste management fees, $ 6 million a year in solid waste management fees, $7.5 million a year in hazardous substance reporting fees.

Policy Contact

Contact Name David Brownlee
Department Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Division Environmental Protection Division
Address 2 Matrin Luther King Jr. Drive Suite 1462 East Floyd Tower, Atlanta, GA, 30334

Phone 404-657-8600
Fax 404-657-0807

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Georgia Code 12-8-90
Date Effective 2012-08-07

Authority 2: Environmental Rule 391-3-11
Date Effective 2012-08-07