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Land Protection in Georgia

The Land Protection Branch manages the disposal and treatment of solid waste through the permitting of municipal and industrial solid waste landfills. The branch also oversees underground storage tank registration and remediation, scrap tire cleanups, the certification of lead-based paint and asbestos removal contractors, and surface mining permitting and reclamation.

Government and businesses that generate or store hazardous waste are regulated through the Hazardous Waste Management Programs of the Land Protection Branch. These programs also investigate spills and releases involving hazardous waste and determine the impacts to soil and water. The Hazardous Waste Programs administer the Hazardous Waste Trust Fund, also called the State Superfund, which is used to pay for the cleanup of some contaminated sites.

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Special Note: Georgia EPD Land Protection Branch Towers Office Relocation

Land Protection Branch

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Georgia Environmental Protection Division
Georgia Department of Natural Resources
2 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Suite 1456 East Tower
Atlanta, GA 30334
Telephone: 404.657.5947 or 888.373.5947 (toll-free throughout Georgia)
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