Air Quality (6)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 3/16/2020

HB 0241 EvaluatingIndoor Air Quality Assessments Required of All Public Buildings Kim Schofield
2/13/2019 House Second Readers Natural Resources and Environment --
2019/02/15 Report Air Quality Kathleen Bowen Nat. Res. & the Environment
This legislation requires (prior to January 1, 2021) an indoor air quality assessment to be conducted of all public buildings. 
HB 0857 NeutralProhibition - Burning Chemically Treated Wood Products Alan Powell
8/4/2020 Effective Date Natural Resources and Environment Regulated Industries and Utilities -
2020/03/13 Report Air Quality Fire Services Health and Human Services Kathleen Bowen
Nat. Res. & the Environment Public Safety and Courts

This legislation prohibits biomass plants in Georgia from burning wood products treated with creosote or naphthenate compounds.

See article here for more details. 

HB 0927 NeutralReporting Requirement For Any Spill or Release of Ethylene Oxide Don Parsons
3/13/2020 Senate Read and Referred Natural Resources and Environment Assignments -
2020/02/21 Report 2020/03/06 Report 2020/03/13 Report Air Quality Kathleen Bowen
Nat. Res. & the Environment
This legislation requires any spill or release of ethylene oxide (regardless of the amount) be reported to the Georgia Environmental Protection (EPD) within 24 hours of discovering the release. This information must also be placed on EPD's website. Similar legislation has been introduced in the Senate, SB 426
HB 0938 EvaluatingPermit Requirements for Facilities that Emit Ethylene Oxide Erick Allen
2/20/2020 House Second Readers Natural Resources and Environment --
2020/02/21 Report Air Quality Kathleen Bowen Nat. Res. & the Environment
This legislation establishes conditions for permits for facilities that emit ethylene oxide that includes providing proof to EPD that equipment has been installed that can detect and monitor ethylene oxide emissions from each exhaust point at the facility. In addition, the facility would be required to continuously monitor direct emissions of ethylene oxide and retain records of the daily release of ethylene oxide from each exhaust point. Such reports would be required to be submitted to EPD twice a year. Lastly, each facility would be required to create an ambient air monitoring plan that would include a quarterly air sampling with the results submitted to the local government where facility is located.
SB 0385 NeutralProhibition - Burning Chemically Treated Wood Products John Wilkinson
3/2/2020 Senate Read Second Time -Regulated Industries and Utilities -
Air Quality Kathleen Bowen Nat. Res. & the Environment
This legislation prohibits biomass plants in Georgia from burning wood products treated with creosote or naphthenate compounds. Similar legislation has been introduced in the House, HB 857.
SB 0426 NeutralReporting Requirement For Any Spill or Release of Ethylene Oxide Brian Strickland
1/1/2021 Effective Date Natural Resources and Environment Natural Resources and the Environment -
2020/03/06 Report 2020/03/13 Report 2020/06/19 Report Air Quality Kathleen Bowen
Nat. Res. & the Environment
This legislation requires any spill or release of ethylene oxide (regardless of the amount) be reported to the Georgia Environmental Protection (EPD) within 24 hours of discovering the release. This information must also be placed on EPD's website.
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