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Existing Rules

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (in the Department of Natural Resources), authorized by the federal Environmental Protection Agency (E.P.A.), develops and enforces rules based on Georgia (Official Code of Georgia Annotated) Statutes. Given below are the environmental rules and the corresponding laws or statutory authorizations used to protect Georgia's environment. In general, these state regulations are very similar to the federal regulations (40 CFR).  The left column provides the regulations - what you must comply with - the right column provides the laws that support the regulations.  Some Georgia state laws do not have corresponding rules developed by EPD.

See below for any Proposed EPD rules

Following are links to Georgia environmental rules published on the Georgia Secretary of State web site and to corresponding laws published on the Georgia General Assembly web site. 

 

Environmental Rule

Authorizing Statute (Law)

391-1-1 Organization and Public Participation OCGA 50-13-3 Georgia Administrative Procedures Act
391-1-2 Procedures for Disposition of Contested CasesOCGA 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 ControlOCGA 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 MiningOCGA 12-4-70 Georgia Surface Mining Act of 1968
391-3-4 Solid Waste Management 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 WaterOCGA 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 ControlOCGA 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 SafetyOCGA 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 ManagementOCGA 12-8-60, 12-8-90, & 12-8-200 Georgia Hazardous Waste Management Act and Hazardous Site Reuse and Redevelopment Act [Revised Aug 2002]
 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 MaterialsOCGA 31-13-1 Georgia Radiation Control Act
391-3-18 Environmentally Sensitive PropertyOCGA 48-5-7 Georgia Tax Code
391-3-19 Hazardous Site ResponseOCGA 12-8-60, 12-8-90, & 12-8-200 Georgia Hazardous Waste Management Act and Hazardous Site Reuse and Redevelopment Act [Revised Aug 2002]
391-3-20 Enhanced Inspection and Maintenance OCGA 12-9-40 Georgia Motor Vehicle Emissions Inspection and Maintenance Act
391-3-22 Clean Fueled FleetsOCGA 12-9-1 Georgia Air Quality Act
391-3-23 Petroleum Pipeline Eminent Domain Permit Procedures OCGA 22-3-84 Georgia Petroluem Pipeline and Facilities
391-3-24 Lead Based Paint Abatement, Certification and Accreditation OCGA 31-41-1 Georgia Lead Poisioning 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 ProtectionOCGA 12-5-540 Georgia Flint River Drought Protection Act
391-3-29 Water Well Pump InstallersOCGA 12-5-120 Georgia Water Well Standards Act
391-3-30 Rules for Outdoor Water UseOCGA 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

Proposed Rules

The Environmental Protection Division also routinely proposes changes to rules. Given below are the synopsis and proposed changes to existing environmental rules.

To receive copies of proposed rules at least 30 days prior to their consideration by the DNR Board via mail at no charge, call EPD at 888.373.5947.

Environmental RuleProposed RuleSynopsisPublic Notice and
Comment Info
391-1-1 Organization and Public Participation [Revised Sep 1998]   
391-1-2 Procedures for Disposition of Contested Cases [Revised Sep 1998]   
391-1-3 Public Participation in Enforcement of Environmental Statutes [Revised Jan 1999]   
391-3-1 Air Quality Control [Revised Oct 2002]Dec 04 2002Dec 04 2002Dec 04 2002
391-3-2 Groundwater Use [Revised Apr 1990]   
391-3-3 Surface Mining [Revised Aug 1992]   
391-3-4 Solid Waste Management [Revised Aug 1997]   
391-3-5 Safe Drinking Water [Revised Sep 2002]Dec 04 2002Dec 04 2002Dec 04 2002
391-3-6 Water Quality Control [Revised Oct 1, 2002]Oct 1, 2002Oct 1, 2002Oct 1, 2002
Oct 1, 2002
391-3-8 Dam Safety [Revised Sep 1990]   
391-3-9 Radioactive Waste Material Disposal [Revised Jul 1979]   
391-3-11 Hazardous Waste Management [Revised Sep 2002]Oct. 1, 2002Oct. 1, 2002Oct. 1, 2002
Oct. 1, 2002
391-3-14 Asbestos Removal and Encapsulation [Revised Jun 1996]   
391-3-15 Underground Storage Tank Management [Revised Oct 2002]   
391-3-16 Environmental Planning Criteria [Revised Dec 1991]   
391-3-17 Radioactive Materials [Revised Jan 2002]   
391-3-18 Environmentally Sensitive Property [Revised Jan 1992]   
391-3-19 Hazardous Site Response [Revised Aug 1999]   
391-3-20 Enhanced Inspection and Maintenance [Revised Oct 2002]Dec 04 2002Dec 04 2002Dec 04 2002
391-3-22 Clean Fueled Fleets [Revised Jun 1998]   
391-3-23 Petroleum Pipeline Eminent Domain Permit Procedures [Revised Jun 1996]   
391-3-24 Lead Based Paint Abatement, Certification and Accreditation [Revised Jul 1998]June 26, 2002June 26, 2002June 26, 2002
391-3-25 Low Emission Vehicle Certification [Revised Dec 2001]   
391-3-26 Commercial Environmental Laboratories [Revised Aug 1999]   
391-3-27-0.40 Year 2000 Readiness of Environmental Facilities [Revised Mar 1999]   
391-3-28 Lower Flint River Basin Drought Protection [Revised Oct 2000]   
391-3-29 Water Well Pump Installers [Revised Oct 2002]Dec 04 2002Dec 04 2002Dec 04 2002

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