Georgia’s USTMP has developed this webpage to provide education and information to property owners and the community. Our goal is to provide an effective two-way conversation that fosters the understanding of remediation if a leak occurs and how your assistance can greatly influence the success of these projects.
To properly determine the extent that the contamination has migrated from its source, we will need your permission to access your property. The goal of the access agreement is to be able to properly delineate the contamination, protect the occupants or residents, and to clean up the contamination so that the environment can return to a healthier state.
Please Note: If you choose not to allow access and assessment of your property, you will be responsible and liable for any contamination that flows through your property onto a neighboring plot.
The educational flyers below provide general information regarding the access agreement and what the sampling and monitoring equipment that may be used on your property looks like.
If your property is in proximity to a petroleum release, environmental consultants may contact you to provide information regarding smell, taste, and visual confirmation of petroleum product in your area. This assessment is part of a Receptor Field Survey and is an important part of properly identifying residents, water bodies, and types of water wells in the surrounding area. For some, this questioning may cause alarm or concern. To better prepare you for understanding UST systems, language, and terminology used during the assessment, sampling, cleanup, and monitoring of a petroleum release, please access our Community Reference Guide.
EPA has provided the following website dedicated to Community Engagement and the Underground Storage Tank Program
We hope you find the information on this site useful. If you are unable to find what you are looking or have questions, please email [email protected] or call 404.362.2687 to speak to a member of our team.