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Land Protection Branch


MANAGEMENT

Jeff Cown, Branch Chief

Chuck Mueller, Assistant Branch Chief


SUPPORT UNITS

  • Data Management Unit - Robin Freeman, Unit Manager
  • Facilities and Fileroom Management Unit - Charlotte Mascaro, Unit Manager
  • Financial Management Unit - Susie Kocsis, Unit Manager

SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM - Stephanie Busch, Program Manager
4244 International Parkway

Suite 104
Atlanta, GA 30354

Phone: 404.362.2692  
Fax: 404.362.2693

Environmental Monitoring Unit - Christy Kehn-Lewis, Unit Manager

  • Review groundwater, surface water and methane monitoring compliance and remediation plans
  • Conduct compliance inspections for methane and groundwater monitoring at publicly and privately owned solid waste handing facilities


Industrial and Municipal Solid Waste Unit - Mike Kemp, 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


Surface Mining Unit - Kelly Adams, Unit Manager

  • 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


Waste Reduction Unit - (Vacant), Unit Manager

  • Issue generator identification numbers, carrier permits, and processor approvals for scrap tire handlers
  • Use state contractors and grants to clean up scrap tire piles
  • Assist local communities with solid waste planning and education
  • Administer Solid Waste Trust Fund


UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK (UST) MANAGEMENT PROGRAM - Lon Revall, Program Manager
4244 International Parkway

Suite 104
Atlanta, GA 30354

Phone: 404.362.2687  
Fax: 404.362.2654

Corrective Action Unit I - Darnell Manning, Unit Manager

  • Review and approve UST closure reports and corrective action plans for sites that are eligible for GUST Trust Fund reimbursement
  • Administer GUST Trust Fund


Corrective Action Unit II – Lisa Lewis, Unit Manager

  • Review and approve UST closure reports and corrective action plans for sites that are not eligible for GUST Fund reimbursement
  • Provide and manage corrective action contractors for cleanup of eligible facilities
  • Petroleum brownfields
  • Administer GUST Trust Fund
 

Petroleum Industry Regulatory Team - Shaheer Muhana, Unit Manager

  • Conduct compliance inspections and enforcement of regulations for installation, operation, closure, and cleanup of petroleum and hazardous substance UST systems 
  • Enforce spill, overfill, and corrosion protection requirements for all new and existing UST systems
  • Conduct compliance inspections and enforcement of regulations for installation and operation of Stage I enhanced vapor recovery systems and Stage II Vapor Recovery Program in the 13-county Atlanta ozone non-attainment area


Regulatory Compliance Unit - Rick Strickfaden, Unit Manager

  • Conduct compliance inspections and enforcement of regulations for installation, operation, closure, and cleanup of petroleum and hazardous substance UST systems
  • Enforce spill, overfill, and corrosion protection requirements for all new and existing UST systems
  • Manage annual registration of operational UST systems


HAZARDOUS WASTE CORRECTIVE ACTION PROGRAM - Jim Brown, Program Manager
2 Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. SE

Suite 1054, East Tower
Atlanta, GA 30334

Phone: 404.656.7802

Fax: 404.651.9425

Remedial Sites 1 Unit - Jim McNamara, Unit Manager

Remedial Sites 2 Unit - John Fonk, Unit Manager

Remedial Sites 3 Unit - Bruce Khaleghi, Unit Manager

  • Conduct compliance, permitting and enforcement at facilities that require corrective action for releases from closed RCRA hazardous waste units
  • Oversee actions taken by EPA Region IV at Georgia NPL sites
  • Oversee the investigation and remediation of releases regulated under the Georgia Hazardous Waste Management Act

Risk Assessment Unit - Shanna Alexander, Unit Manager

  • Review human health and ecological risk assessments provided in support of establishing risk-based cleanup criteria at all hazardous waste facilities in Georgia


RESPONSE AND REMEDIATION PROGRAM - Derrick Williams, Program Manager
2 Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. SE

Suite 1054, East Tower
Atlanta, GA 30334

Phone: 404.657.8600

Fax: 404.657.0807

Brownfields Unit - Madeleine Kellam, Unit Manager

Phone: 404.656.7802

Fax:  404.651-9425

  • Oversee and manage cleanup, reuse and redevelopment of brownfields sites
  • Oversee cleanup of contaminated property conducted by private parties under the Georgia Hazardous Site Reuse and Redevelopment (“Brownfields”) Act
  • Issue limitation of liability certificates for brownfields properties where cleanups have been completed
  • Review and certify brownfields cleanup costs eligible for property tax abatement
  • Maintain Georgia’s public records for brownfields properties

Response Development 1 Unit - David Brownlee, Unit Manager

Response Development 2 Unit - Jason Metzger, Unit Manager

Response Development 3 Unit - David Reuland, Unit Manager

  • Administer the state Superfund program, the Voluntary Remediation Program, and the Hazardous Waste Trust Fund
  • Maintain the Hazardous Site Inventory (HSI), including evaluation of sites for addition or delisting
  • Oversee investigation and remediation of HSI sites by private parties or state contractors
  • Take enforcement actions requiring private parties to perform site investigations and cleanups
  • Reimburse qualified state and local government costs associated with investigating and remediating solid waste handling facilities
  • Conduct preliminary assessments and site evaluations for the federal Superfund program


HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM - Amy Potter, Acting Program Manager
2 Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. SE

Suite 1054, East Tower
Atlanta, GA 30334

Phone: 404.656.2833

Fax: 404.651.9425


Department of Defense Facilities Unit - Amy Potter, Unit Manager

  • Conduct permitting, compliance monitoring, and enforcement of Department of Defence hazardous waste facilities that treat or store hazardous wastes.
  • Conduct compliance, permitting and enforcement at Department of Defence facilities that require corrective action for releases from closed RCRA hazardous waste units.


Generator Compliance Unit - Freddie Dunn, Jr., Unit Manager

Phone: 404.657.8831

Fax: 404.651.9425

  • Conduct compliance monitoring and enforcement of 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; also 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


Treatment and Storage Unit - Mike Elster, Unit Manager

  • Conduct permitting, compliance monitoring, and enforcement of hazardous waste facilities that treat or store hazardous wastes (jurisdiction includes all commercial hazardous waste facilities that treat, store, or dispose of hazardous waste and all hazardous waste burners, e.g., incinerators and industrial furnaces)


Lead-Based Paint and Asbestos Unit - Jennifer Vogel, Unit Manager

4244 International Parkway

Suite 104
Atlanta, GA 30354

Phone: 404.363.7026  
Fax: 404.362.2607

  • Certify lead-based paint contractors
  • Accredit lead-based paint and asbestos training providers
  • Impose and enforce work standards for lead-based paint activities
  • Investigate lead-based paint and AHERA asbestos complaints
  • License contractors to remove friable asbestos
  • Enforce training requirements for asbestos supervisors and asbestos contractors

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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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