Georgia EPD Eases Level 1 Drought Response, Urges Continued Water Conservation

     As a result of recent rainfall and improving conditions, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) is ending its Level 1 Drought Response in 103 Georgia counties.  The decision means that almost all Georgians will return to a non-drought outdoor water use schedule.

Statement from Georgia EPD Regarding BD Notice of Violation

Today, Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) agreed to the terms outlined in Georgia Environmental Protection Division’s December 18, 2019 Notice of Violation (NOV).  The NOV cited BD for operating its Global Distribution Center (GDC) without an air quality permit. 

Georgia EPD Continues Oversight of Becton, Dickinson and Company; Issues Notice of Air Quality Rules Violation for Global Distribution Center

Today the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) issued a Notice of Violation (NOV) of the Georgia Rules for Air Quality Control to Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) for operating its Global Distribution Center (GDC), located on Lochridge Boulevard, Covington, without an air quality permit.

Georgia EPD Declares Level 1 Drought Response, Calls For Water Conservation

Worsening drought conditions throughout most of the state have prompted a Level 1 Drought Response declaration from the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD).

Georgia Environmental Protection Division On Drought Watch

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) is closely monitoring drought conditions in Georgia.

Georgia EPD to Monitor Air Quality in Covington and Smyrna for Ethylene Oxide

     The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) is announcing today an air quality monitoring plan to measure ethylene oxide levels around two plants in suburban Atlanta.  Sterigenics in Smyrna and BD in Covington use the gas to sterilize medical equipment.

State officials approve plan to reduce ethylene oxide emissions at Smyrna plant

ATLANTA - Today the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) approved plans by Sterigenics to install new, anti-pollution controls to vastly reduce ethylene oxide emissions at its Smyrna facility. 

Statement from the Georgia Environmental Protection Division Regarding Ethylene Oxide

     The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) is working closely with two suburban Atlanta companies that have agreed to implement additional voluntary improvements in their control of ethylene oxide gas.

Georgia EPD Annual Ban On Open Burning Begins May 1

     Beginning May 1, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) open burning ban will be in effect for 54 Georgia counties.  The open burning ban has been in place during the summer ozone season since 2005.

State funds to be used to extinguish fire at unpermitted landfill

     The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) plans to use state funds to extinguish a stubborn fire at an unpermitted landfill in the City of South Fulton.