Rules, Laws & Enforcement

The Environmental Protection Division administers and enforces Georgia’s environmental laws, including implementation of several major federal environmental programs in Georgia.

EPD also develops rules to further describe and carry out Georgia’s environmental laws, which are then reviewed and adopted by the Board of Natural Resources. Below are links to proposed rules and to EPD’s existing rules and the corresponding state laws authorizing them. Information on proposed rules will remain on this page for at least 60 days after final action by the Board of Natural Resources.