Georgia Underground Gas Storage Act of 1972 (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 Underground Gas Storage Act of 1972 (Georgia)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations, Siting and Permitting
Affected Technologies Natural Gas
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 Underground Gas Storage Act, which permits the building of reserves for withdrawal in periods of peak demand, was created to promote the economic development of the State of Georgia and provide for more economical distribution of gas to the domestic, commercial, and industrial consumers of the State. Any gas utility desiring to utilize or operate an underground reservoir shall first apply to the Public Service Commission for an order approving the proposed project.

Policy Contact

Contact Name Mark Smith
Department Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Division Environmental Protection Division
Address 4244 International Parkway Suite 104, Atlanta, GA, 30354

Phone 404-362-2537
Fax 404-362-2580

Department Georgia Public Service Commission
Address 244 Washington Street, SW, Atlanta, GA, 30334

Phone 800-282-5813
Fax 404-6562341

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

Authority 1: Georgia Code 46-4-50
Date Effective 1981-01-11

Authority 2: Environmental Law 391-3-12
Date Effective 1981-01-11