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1 Date #, 2009Presenter Name Response and Remediation Program Update May 1, 2014Derrick Williams, Program Manager

2 Department of Natural Resources  Hazardous Site Response Program  Voluntary Remediation Program  Brownfield Program  CERCLA PA/SI Team Response and Remediation Program

3 Department of Natural Resources  HB 904 – Administrative Procedures Act  HB 957 – Georgia Hazardous Site Reuse and Redevelopment Act Legislative Update

4 Department of Natural Resources  Any person aggrieved or adversely affected by any such listing occurring after July 1, 2014, shall be entitled to a hearing. HB 904

5 Department of Natural Resources  Changed title to Georgia Brownfield Act  Expanded “prospective purchaser” definition  Clarified liability protection  Clarified an exclusion in the Act HB 957

6 Department of Natural Resources  Fees/fines Collected  Fees Appropriated  Local Gov. Reimbursement FY13 HSRA Funding

7 Department of Natural Resources Hazardous Site Inventory  556 total HSI sites  298 active sites with responsible parties identified – 188 cleanups in progress – 87 investigations in progress – 23 no action taken (due to lack of resources)  126 local gov. solid waste landfills  68 Hazardous Waste Sites  64 orphan sites 7

8 Department of Natural Resources  Allow EPD to Grant Waiver to HW Fees for Pollution Prevention Proposed HSRA Rule Changes

9 Department of Natural Resources  Waive notification requirements for additional hazardous constituents released to soil identified through sampling conducted under a prospective purchaser corrective action plan approved under the brownfields act Proposed HSRA Rule Changes

10 Department of Natural Resources  Require notifications for groundwater concentrations exceeding MCLs Proposed HSRA Rule Changes

11 Department of Natural Resources  Provide a 90-day deferment of RQSM scoring of release notifications to allow for corrective action and/or resampling Proposed HSRA Rule Changes

12 Department of Natural Resources  Allow the Director to remove a site from the hazardous site inventory if a release does not pose a danger human health or the environment Proposed HSRA Rule Changes

13 Department of Natural Resources  Allow delineation of releases to residential risk reduction standards. Allow delineation of hazardous substances to MCLs Proposed HSRA Rule Changes

14 Department of Natural Resources  Allow public notice in the legal organ of local governments instead of requiring notice in a major local newspaper of general circulation  Allow sites meeting Type 5 risk reduction standards to be delisted contingent upon the execution of a Uniform Environmental Covenant  Require a permanent marker on a property subject to a Type 5 restriction Proposed HSRA Rule Changes

15 Department of Natural Resources VRP Applications 74 Applications received 67 Applications approved 4 Applications under review 3 Applications withdrawn 4 Properties delisted

16 Department of Natural Resources VRP Program Refinement Develop application checklist Application reviews completed in < 90 days All VRP applications handled by VRP Program Limit financial assurance to cost of long-term care of exposure controls UEC Templates

17 Department of Natural Resources Brownfield Applications

18 Department of Natural Resources Brownfield Application Types

19 Department of Natural Resources  519 Brownfield applications received to date  7,000 acres undergoing voluntary cleanup  Millions of dollars invested in cleanup at minimal expense to taxpayers  Billion+ dollars statewide being invested properties that were blighted or underutilized Brownfield Program Results

20 Department of Natural Resources  299 final LOL letters issued  2,887 acres certified in compliance with RRS  786,640 tons of contaminated soil remediated Brownfields Completed

21 Department of Natural Resources  Porsche Cars North America (former Ford Plant)  GSU Commons Student Housing  Gainesville Midtown Greenway  Buckhead Atlanta Development  Atlanta BeltLine Example Brownfield Projects

22 Department of Natural Resources Development Along BeltLine

23 Department of Natural Resources Clear Creek Basin

24 Department of Natural Resources Contact Information Derrick Williams - Manager Response and Remediation Program


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