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.

U.S. EPA Lists Just Seven Georgia Counties As Not Meeting Ozone Air Quality Standard

     The total number of Georgia counties not meeting the federal air quality standard for ozone has fallen to just seven metro Atlanta counties, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  The number is down from 20 counties in 1997 and from 15 counties in 2008.

Georgia Environmental Protection Division Open Burning Ban Begins May 1, 2018

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.

Georgia EPD Drops Level 1 Drought Response As Winter Rains Bring Relief To Lake Lanier and Metro Atlanta

     The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) is lifting the Level 1 Drought Response in 12 north Georgia counties, which means the entire state is only under a non-drought outdoor water use schedule.