A Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources

Hazardous Waste Forms

Contact: Response & Remediation Program, 404.657.8600

Surface Water Detections Data Collection

Contact: Susan Kibler, 404.657.8600

This form is used to provide the Response & Remediation Program (RRP) with updated surface water data for sites on the Hazardous Site Inventory (HSI) that have documented releases of contaminants to surface waters. Pursuant to Sections 305(b) and 303(d) of the Clean Water Act, EPD must submit all available surface water quality data for the state on a biennial schedule to EPA. The RRP will compile the surface water data for HSI sites and submit to EPD's Watershed Protection Branch. Surface water data collected during 2015 and 2016, or the most recent data available, should be submitted to the RRP no later than October 31, 2017.

Local Government Applications

Contact: Response & Remediation Program, 404.657.8600

Hazardous Site Management Fees

Contact: Response & Remediation Program, 404.657.8600

Guidance document to aid in determining which fees and how those fees are calculated by the regulated community.

This form is in an Excel spreadsheet and can be used to pay current and past due hazardous waste fees with any interest and penalty calculated automatically.

Hazardous Waste Management

2017 Biennial Reports and 2018 Waste Reduction Plans

Due by March 1, 2018


Who is required to submit a Biennial Report (BR) and a Waste Reduction Plan (WRP)?

Biennial Report:  You are required to submit a Biennial Report if:

  • Your facility was a Large Quantity Generator (LQG) for any month during the 2017 calendar year.
  • Your facility is a Treatment, Storage and/or Disposal Facility (TSD).
  • Your facility is a Small or Conditionally Exempt (now called Very Small) Quantity Generator that was an LQG at any time during 2017.

Facilities who notified as LQGs but did not generate LQG quantities during 2017 are required to submit the Certification of Non-Filer Form.

Waste Reduction Plan:  You are required to submit a Waste Reduction Plan if:

  • Your facility was an LQG for any month during the 2017 calendar year.
  • Your facility is a Treatment, Storage and/or Disposal Facility (TSD). 
  • Your facility is a Small or Conditionally Exempt (now called Very Small) Quantity Generator that was an LQG at any time during 2017. 

Facilities that have submitted a full plan in prior reporting years can submit Form I and the Progress Report page instead of a Plan.

Short-term LQGs are required to submit an abbreviated report as explained in the 2018 Hazardous Waste Reduction Plan Forms and Instructions (link below).

How do I report?

By completing and submitting a 2017 Biennial Report and a 2018 Waste Reduction Plan by March 1, 2018 to EPD.  Follow the links below to obtain the forms for reporting.  You will also find detailed instructions for completing the forms.

NOTICE mailed to LQGs and TSDs (.pdf)

Detailed Instructions to Generators for completing the Biennial Report and Waste Reduction Plan (.pdf)

Biennial Report Filing

Link to complete and e-file the Biennial Report (EasiTrak)  – EPD strongly recommends this  method for filing the Biennial Report.  EPD can access your e-filed Biennial Report for review.  You only need to mail in the Electronic Filer Certification form, which you can print upon completion of your e-filed Biennial Report.

Electronic Filing Instructions for Biennial Report (.pdf)

ASCII Flat File Guidance for filing GM addenda to Biennial Report (.pdf)

2017 Hazardous Waste Report Instructions and Forms (.pdf) – These are hard copy forms to be completed and mailed to EPD in lieu of e-filing.

Certification of Non-Filer Form (.pdf) – Facilities that determine they are not required to file should mail this form to EPD.


Hazardous Waste Reduction Plan Filing

2018 Hazardous Waste Reduction Plan Instructions (.pdf)

Waste Reduction Plan Forms [MS Word] – These forms should be completed, printed, signed, and mailed to EPD.

BRs and WRPs are due by March 1, 2018.

All required hard copy forms should be mailed to the following address:

Attention: Biennial Report/Waste Reduction Plan
Georgia Environmental Protection Division
Land Protection Branch
Suite 1054 East Tower
2 Martin Luther King Jr Dr SE
Atlanta GA 30334

Questions?  Contact:  Linda Weglewski, linda.weglewski@dnr.ga.gov, 404.657.8839


Hazardous Waste Management: RCRA Notification

Contacts: Linda Weglewski, linda.weglewski@dnr.ga.gov and Annise Burley-Jones, annise.jones@dnr.ga.gov, 404.657.8831

This form and associated instructions are designed to help you determine if you are subject to the requirements under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) for notifying the State of Georgia of your regulated waste activities. The instructions will assist you in obtaining an U.S. EPA Identification Number by completing and submitting EPA Form 8700-12 for initial notifications, or in revising EPA Form 8700-12 for subsequent notifications. You are required to complete an EPA Form 8700-12 whenever any of the facility information contained on the form changes. The instructions also include appendices on typical waste streams produced by small quantity generators and typical waste streams and EPA Hazardous Waste Numbers.

Signed original forms should be mailed (numbers cannot be issued from FAX or copies) to:

Land Protection Branch
Hazardous Waste Management Programs
Suite 1054, East Tower
2 Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. S.E.
Atlanta, GA 30334-9000

Hazardous Waste Management: RCRA Permit Application Part A

Contact: Hazardous Waste Management Program, 404.656.2833

The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) requires anyone who owns or operates a facility where hazardous waste is treated, stored, or disposed to have a permit. RCRA establishes a procedure for obtaining interim status which allows existing facilities to continue operating until a final hazardous waste permit is issued. This form and associated instructions are submitted to the State of Georgia and are required for a federal permit to treat, store, or dispose of hazardous waste under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The form defines the processes to be used for treatment, storage, and disposal of hazardous wastes; the design capacity of such processes and the specific hazardous wastes to be handled at a facility. Interim status is also explained.

Hazardous Waste Management and Corrective Action: RCRA Financial Assurance

Contact: Hazardous Waste Management (404.656.2833) or Corrective Action Programs (404.656.7802) 

The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) requires permitted owners/operators to maintain financial assurance in order ensure clean closure of their operating facility, and if clean closure cannot be achieved, financial assurance must cover post-closure care and corrective action.  Operating facilities are obligated to obtain third-party liability coverage.

The following financial assurance mechanisms are allowed by the Hazardous Waste Management and Corrective Action Programs.  Each financial assurance mechanism should be accompanied by a financial assurance cover page.

Cover Page – All Mechanisms

Surety Bond

Letter of Credit

Financial Test/Corporate Guarantee

Insurance Policy

Trust Agreement/Standby Trust Agreement


Brownfields Eligibility

Contact: Response & Remediation Program - Brownfields Unit, 404.656.7802

Voluntary Remediation Program

Contact: Response and Remediation Program, 404.657.8600