A Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources

Existing Rules and Corresponding Laws

Below are links to Georgia's environmental rules as published on the Georgia Secretary of State's website and to corresponding laws on the LexisNexis® website, the official publisher of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated (O.C.G.A.) Please note that rules recently adopted by the Board of Natural Resources, but not yet published on the Secretary of State's website, are available on the Proposed Rules page.

Environmental Rule

Authorizing Statute (Law)

391-1-1 Organization and Public Participation OCGA 50-13-3 Georgia Administrative Procedures Act
391-1-2 Procedures for Disposition of Contested Cases OCGA 50-13-13 Georgia Administrative Procedures Act
391-1-3 Public Participation in Enforcement of Environmental Statutes OCGA 50-13-1 Georgia Administrative Procedures Act
391-3-1 Air Quality Control OCGA 12-9-1 Georgia Air Quality Act
391-3-2 Groundwater Use OCGA 12-5-90 Georgia Ground-Water Use Act
391-3-3 Surface Mining OCGA 12-4-70 Georgia Surface Mining Act of 1968
391-3-4 Solid Waste Management OCGA 12-8-20 Georgia Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Act of 1990
  OCGA 16-7-40  Georgia Litter Control Law
OCGA 16-7-50  Georgia Waste Control Law
391-3-5 Safe Drinking Water OCGA 12-5-170 Georgia Safe Drinking Water Act of 1977
OCGA 12-5-470 Georgia Water Supply Act
OCGA 12-5-120 Georgia Water Well Standards Act
391-3-6 Water Quality Control OCGA 12-5-20 Georgia Water Quality Act
OCGA 12-5-520 Georgia River Basin Management Planning Act
391-3-7 Erosion and Sedimentation

OCGA 12-7-1 Georgia Erosion and Sedimentation Act [amended 2003]

391-3-8 Dam Safety OCGA 12-5-370 Georgia Safe Dams Act of 1978
391-3-9 Radioactive Waste Material Disposal OCGA 31-13-1 Georgia Radiation Control Act
391-3-11 Hazardous Waste Management

OCGA 12-8-60 Georgia Hazardous Waste Management Act

OCGA 12-8-90 Georgia Hazardous Site Response Act

OCGA 12-8-200 Georgia Hazardous Site Reuse and Redevelopment Act

  OCGA 12-14-1 Oil or Hazardous Spills or Releases
OCGA 12-8-140 Mitigating Effect of Hazardous Materials Discharge
391-3-12 Underground Gas Storage OCGA 46-4-50 Georgia Underground Gas Storage Act of 1972
391-3-13 Oil and Gas and Deep Drilling OCGA 12-4-40 Georgia Oil and Gas and Deep Drilling Act of 1975
391-3-14 Asbestos Removal and Encapsulation OCGA 12-12-1 Georgia Asbestos Safety Act
391-3-15 Underground Storage Tank Management OCGA 12-13-1 Georgia Underground Storage Act
391-3-16 Environmental Planning Criteria OCGA 12-2-8 Georgia Planning Act of 1989 
OCGA 12-16-1 Georgia Environmental Policy Act
391-3-17 Radioactive Materials OCGA 31-13-1 Georgia Radiation Control Act
391-3-18 Environmentally Sensitive Property OCGA 48-5-7 Georgia Tax Code

391-3-19 Hazardous Site Response

OCGA 12-8-60 Georgia Hazardous Waste Management Act

OCGA 12-8-90 Georgia Hazardous Site Response Act

OCGA 12-8-200 Georgia Hazardous Site Reuse and Redevelopment Act

391-3-20 Enhanced Inspection and Maintenance OCGA 12-9-40 Georgia Motor Vehicle Emissions Inspection and Maintenance Act
391-3-22 Clean Fueled Fleets OCGA 12-9-1 Georgia Air Quality Act
391-3-23 Petroleum Pipeline Eminent Domain Permit Procedures OCGA 22-3-84 Georgia Petroleum Pipeline and Facilities
391-3-24 Lead-Based Paint Hazard Management OCGA 31-41-1 Georgia Lead Poisoning Prevention Act of 1994
391-3-25 Low Emission Vehicle Certification OCGA 48-7-40.16 Georgia Tax Code
391-3-26 Commercial Environmental Laboratories OCGA 12-2-9 Georgia Commercial Analytical Laboratory Act
391-3-28 Flint River Drought Protection OCGA 12-5-540 Georgia Flint River Drought Protection Act
391-3-30 Rules for Drought Management OCGA 12-5-20 Georgia Water Quality Act
OCGA 12-5-90 Ground-Water Use Act
OCGA 12-5-170 Georgia Safe Drinking Water Act of 1977

391-3-31 Rules for Water Conservation and Carwash Best Management Practices

OCGA 12-5-20 Georgia Water Quality Act
OCGA 12-5-90 Ground-Water Use Act
391-3-32 Rules for Regional Water Planning OCGA 12-5-20 Georgia Water Quality Act
OCGA 12-5-90 Ground-Water Use Act
OCGA 12-5-520 Comprehensive Statewide Water Management Planning Act