Land Protection Branch
Keith M. Bentley , Branch Chief
Jeff Cown, Assistant Branch Chief
Management and Support
Robin Freeman, Unit Manager
- Facilities and Fileroom Management
Charlotte Mascaro, Unit Manager
Susie Kocsis, Unit Manager
Donney Hannah, Unit Manager
Programs Located At EPD Tradeport Office Facility:
4244 International Parkway, Suite 104
Atlanta, GA 30354
Phone: 404.362.2537 Fax: 404.362.2580
|SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
Vacant, Program Manager
- Industrial Solid Waste Unit
Mike Kemp, Unit Manager
- Municipal Solid Waste Unit
Melanie Henry, Unit Manager
- Surface Mining Unit
Susan Wagner, Unit Manager
Stephanie Busch, Unit Manager
- Environmental Monitoring Unit
Christy Kehn-Lewis, Unit Manager
Review applications and plans for solid waste handling facilities
including landfills, incinerators, materials recovery facilities, transfer
stations, compost facilities, and land application facilities.
Issue permits for solid waste handling facilities.
Conduct compliance inspections for solid waste handling facilities.
Coordinate Landfill Operator Certification Program.
Review applications and approve Surface Mining Land Use plans.
Issue surface mining permits.
Conduct compliance evaluations of surface mining operations.
Review and approve bonding requirements for surface mining operations.
Ensure reclamation of completed mining operations.
Issue generator identification numbers, carrier permits, and processor approvals for scrap tire handlers.
Use state contractor and grants to clean up scrap tire piles.
Assist local communities with solid waste planning and education.
Issue Scrap Tire Clean Up and Education and Enforcement grants to local governments.
UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
Lon Revall, Program Manager
- Corrective Action Unit I - Project Management (GUST
Fund Reimbursement Cleanups)
Darnell Manning, Unit Manager
Review and approve UST closure reports and corrective action plans
for sites that are eligible GUST Fund Reimbursement.
- Corrective Action Unit II – Project Management
(State Contractor Cleanups & Cleanups Other than GUST Fund Reimbursement)
Lisa Lewis, Unit Manager
Review and approve UST closure reports and corrective action plans
for sites that are not eligible GUST Fund Reimbursement.
Provide corrective action contractors for cleanup of eligible facilities.
- Regulatory Compliance Unit
Rick Strickfaden, Unit Manager
Conduct compliance inspections and enforcement of regulations for
installation, operation, closure, and clean up of petroleum and hazardous
substance underground storage tank systems.
Enforce spill, overfill, and corrosion protection requirements
for all new and existing UST systems.
Manages annual registration of operational UST systems.
- Petroleum Industry Regulatory Team
Shaheer Muhana, Unit Manager
Programs Located In Downtown Atlanta:
2 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SE, Suite 1154 East Tower
Atlanta, GA 30334
HAZARDOUS WASTE CORRECTIVE ACTION PROGRAM
Jim Brown, Program Manager
- Remedial Sites 1 Unit
Jim McNamara, Unit Manager
- Remedial Sites 2 Unit
John Fonk, Unit Manager
- Remedial Sites 3 Unit
Bruce Khaleghi, Unit Manager
- Risk Assessment Unit
Shanna Moss-Alexander, Unit Manager
Post-closure permitting, compliance monitoring, and enforcement at closed hazardous waste land disposal facilities.
Groundwater and soil investigation and remediation for hazardous substance releases regulated under the Georgia Hazardous Waste Management Act.
Review cleanups for privately-owned/operated federal National Priorities List sites.
Perform risk assessments for both human health and ecological impacts for the Hazardous Waste Management Branch.
Review delisting petitions.
RESPONSE & REMEDIATION PROGRAM
Derrick Williams, Program Manager
- Response Development 1 Unit
David Brownlee, Unit Manager
- Response Development 2 Unit
Jason Metzger, Unit Manager
- Response Development 3 Unit
David Reuland, Unit Manager
- Brownfields Unit
Madeleine Kellam, Unit Manager
Administer state Superfund program.
Publish Hazardous Site Inventory (HSI) each year.
Collect hazardous and solid waste management fees.
Oversee HSI sites being investigated and cleaned up by private parties.
Take enforcement actions requiring private parties to do site investigations and cleanups.
Require notification for releases of hazardous substances.
Clean up HSI sites using Hazardous Waste Trust Fund when responsible parties are unwilling or unable.
Pursue cost recovery against responsible parties when Hazardous Waste Trust Fund has been used.
Fund state and local government costs associated with investigating and cleaning up solid waste handling facilities.
Conduct preliminary assessment and site evaluation for the Federal Superfund program.
Oversight and management of cleanup, reuse and redevelopment of Brownfields sites.
Oversees cleanup of contaminated property conducted by private parties under the Georgia Hazardous Site Reuse and Redevelopment (“Brownfields”) Act.
Issues limitation of liability certificates for brownfields properties where cleanups have been completed.
Reviews and certifies brownfields cleanup costs eligible for property tax abatement.
Maintains Georgia’s public records for brownfields properties.
HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
Jan Simmons, Program Manager
- Treatment & Storage Unit
Mike Elster, Unit Manager
- Department of Defense Facilities Unit
Amy Potter, Unit Manager
- Generator Compliance Unit
Freddie Dunn, Jr., Unit Manager
- Lead-Based Paint/Asbestos Unit (located at EPD Tradeport Office Facility)
Mindy Crean, Unit Manager
- Compliance Accreditation & Grants Team
Marcus Mincey, Team Leader
- Compliance Enforcement Team
William Spain, Team Leader
Permitting, compliance monitoring, and enforcement of hazardous waste facilities which treat or store hazardous wastes. Jurisdiction includes all commercial hazardous waste facilities which treat, store or dispose hazardous waste, all hazardous waste burners (incinerators and industrial furnaces), and all facilities owned/operated by the Department of Defense.
Compliance monitoring and enforcement for hazardous waste handlers in the state that are not required to have a permit to treat or store hazardous waste at their facilities. Jurisdiction includes large and small quantity hazardous waste generators, conditionally exempt small quantity generators, hazardous waste transporters, universal waste facilities, marketers of hazardous waste fuel, and used oil transporters and facilities. This includes facilities that are privately owned/operated and those owned/operated by federal, state or local governments (excluding Department of Defense facilities).
Provide technical assistance for the commercial reclamation of batteries, antifreeze, used oil and fluorescent light bulbs.
Certify lead-based paint contractors.
Accredit lead-based paint and asbestos training providers.
Impose and enforce work standards for lead-based paint and asbestos activities.
Investigate lead-based paint and asbestos complaints.
License contractors to remove friable asbestos.
Enforce training requirements for asbestos supervisors and asbestos contractors.