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

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.

Georgia EPD To Host Public Hearing in Hawkinsville On Hollingsworth and Vose Air Quality Permit Application

     The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) will host a forum on Tuesday, March 14 in Hawkinsville to answer questions and also receive formal comments regarding Hollingsworth and Vose Company’s Air Quality Operating Permit application to construct a new manufacturing plant that woul

Outdoor Water Use Limits Eased In Many Counties, But Remain For Most of Metro Atlanta

     The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) has announced it will ease outdoor water use requirements in 86 counties, but not in those north Georgia communities dependent on the Chattahoochee River and Lake Lanier for water supply.

Georgia EPD Elevates Drought Response Levels, Further Restricts Outdoor Water Use

     Faced with worsening drought conditions in about three-fourths of the state, along with water supply concerns in some areas, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) has declared it will raise the state’s drought response to Level 2 in 52 counties and impose a Level 1 Drought Resp