Oil or Hazardous Spills Releases Law (Georgia)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|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|
|Program Administrator||Georgia Department of Natural Resources|
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.
|Contact Name||Al Frazier|
|Department||Georgia Department of Natural Resources|
|Division||Environmental Protection Division|
|Address||1885 Tobacco Road, Augusta, GA, 30906|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||Georgia Code 12-14-1|