Georgia Radiation Control Act (Georgia)

From Open Energy Information

Last modified on February 12, 2015.

EZFeed Policy

Place Georgia

Applies to States or Provinces Georgia
Name Georgia Radiation Control Act (Georgia)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations, Siting and Permitting
Affected Technologies Nuclear
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

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

Last Review 2014-05-13
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary
Information Source;


The Georgia Radiation Control Act is designed to prevent any associated harmful effects upon the environment or the health and safety of the public through the institution and maintenance of a regulatory program for radioactive material waste sources. The act provides that all facilities or sites for the concentration, storage or burial of radioactive waste must be constructed and operate pursuant to a permit issued by the Director of the Environmental Protection Division (EPD). The director may specify in the permit the conditions under which site or facility shall be operated. The permittee shall post a surety bond payable to the state and shall have and maintain financial protection to cover possible public liability in amounts to be determined by the Director. Applicants must provide information on the following: Administrative, Technical, And Environmental. Permits to construct and operate will be issued separately, and shall not last for more than 180 days and a year respectively. The permittee is fully responsible for the site until satisfactory termination of all activities is approved by the Director.

Policy Contact

Contact Name Chuck Mueller
Department Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Division Environmental Protection Division
Address 4220 International Parkway Suite 101, Atlanta, GA, 30354

Phone 404-362-2675
Fax 404-362-2635

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

Authority 1: Georgia Code 31-13-1
Date Effective 1979-07-04

Authority 2: Environmental Rule 391-3-9
Date Effective 1979-07-04