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Oil or Hazardous Spills Releases Law (Georgia)

Eligibility 
Agricultural
Commercial
Construction
Developer
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Fuel Distributor
General Public/Consumer
Industrial
Installer/Contractor
Institutional
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Local Government
Low-Income Residential
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Transportation
Tribal Government
Utility
Savings Category 
Fuel Cells
Program Info
State 
Georgia
Program Type 
Environmental Regulations
Safety and Operational Guidelines
Provider 
Georgia Department of Natural Resources

The Oil or Hazardous Spills Law requires notice to the Environmental Protection Division of the State Department of Natural Resources Emergency Operations Center when there is a spill or release of oil or hazardous substances in an unknown and/or excess quantity. The term hazardous substance is very broadly defined. "Spill or release" means "discharge, deposit, dumping, emitting, releasing, leaking, etc." and includes the discharge of oil into waters of the state which will cause a significant film, sheen, or discoloration of the water surface or cause the deposition of sludge or emulsion beneath the water surface.