Oil or Hazardous Spills Releases Law (Georgia)

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Place Georgia

Applies to States or Provinces Georgia
Name Oil or Hazardous Spills Releases Law (Georgia)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations, Safety and Operational Guidelines
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Natural Gas, Nuclear
Active Policy Yes

Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Primary Website http://law.justia.com/codes/georgia/2010/title-12/chapter-14/12-14-1/
Applicable Jurisdiction Statewide

Last Review 2014-09-15

Information Source http://www.gaepd.org/Documents/lpb.html#cap


The Oil or Hazardous Spills Law requires notice to the Environmental Protection Division of the State Department of Natural Resources Emergency Operations Center when there is a spill or release of oil or hazardous substances in an unknown and/or excess quantity. The term hazardous substance is very broadly defined. "Spill or release" means "discharge, deposit, dumping, emitting, releasing, leaking, etc." and includes the discharge of oil into waters of the state which will cause a significant film, sheen, or discoloration of the water surface or cause the deposition of sludge or emulsion beneath the water surface.

Policy Contact

Contact Name Al Frazier
Department Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Division Environmental Protection Division
Address 1885 Tobacco Road, Augusta, GA, 30906

Phone 706-792-7744

Fax 706-792-7774


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

Authority 1: Georgia Code 12-14-1
Date Effective 2010