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.

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.

Georgia EPD Ambient Monitoring Program Announces New Website

The Ambient Monitoring Program of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division’s (EPD) Air Protection Branch announces the release of a newly designed and reconfigured website devoted to Georgia’s air quality called AirGeorgia.org

Georgia EPD Eases Watering Limits, Reminds Citizens Year-round Conservation Needed

     The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) is easing outdoor water use restrictions in 55 counties including metropolitan Atlanta, but reminds Georgians that state law requires some statewide outdoor watering limits year-round.

Georgia EPD Presses For Metro Atlanta Water Conservation To Combat Drought

     Faced with a stubborn drought and the warmest April on record in Atlanta, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) is urging metro Atlantans to conserve water and follow the state’s outdoor water use schedules.

Georgia Environmental Protection Division Open Burning Ban Begins May 1, 2017

     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.