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Company pays the price for violating environmental law

One of the primary functions of the governments of both Georgia and the United States is to keep residents safe from harm. This means doing more than just enacting laws; it means enforcing them as well. For instance, when it is discovered that a company violated environmental law, it is the government's job to ensure that the appropriate parties pay the price.

Volkswagen guilty of environmental law violations

If a Georgia resident owns a business, that business more than likely must adhere to rules and regulations that fall under a variety of federal and state agencies. Perhaps one of those agencies is the Environmental Protection Agency. The company does its best to make sure that it remains in compliance with the applicable environmental law in order to avoid civil and criminal penalties.

Do you know what EPA regulations govern your business' waste?

You may start a small business here in Georgia that will produce waste. Before you begin operations, you may want to determine whether the Environmental Protection Agency would consider that waste hazardous. If so, you also need to know how to safely dispose of it in order to prevent an environmental disaster, along with fines and lawsuits.

Keeping your project in compliance with environmental law

As a developer, you are probably aware that your project will need to comply with a plethora of rules, regulations and laws. Some of those will include environmental law concerns, which can be easily violated if you are not careful. It may be beneficial to understand the federal and Georgia laws that apply to your particular project and know how to remain in compliance with them upfront, so that you do not experience issues later.

Protecting water sources before you develop

Although people may prefer the taste of bottled water, many still wouldn't think twice before filling a glass from the sink or making a cup of coffee from tap water. The water that washes your dishes and makes ice in your freezer likely comes from underground water sources in your community. With the ongoing development in Georgia's cities and towns, how can you know if your water source is safe and clean?

Land development may require an environmental assessment

The state of Georgia has taken steps designed to fiercely protect its beautiful landscape and waterways. This is why land development can no longer happen without some consideration for its impact on the environment. As such, it may be necessary to obtain an environmental assessment before any work can be done to develop a piece of land.

Company admits to breaking environmental law in Georgia

Some Environmental Protection Agency and Georgia Department of Natural Resources investigations end in more than just civil penalties. In some cases, violations of an environmental law result in criminal penalties. Individuals can end up spending time in prison, and companies can end up paying hefty fines.

About the EPA's ROE for protecting the environment

What is an ROE? Georgia businesses and developers may need to know the answer to that question. It stands for the Report on the Environment done by the Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA compiles certain data on the environment as part of its ongoing mission of protecting the environment.

Dry cleaning and protecting the environment can go together

The Environmental Protection Agency, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the state of Georgia have all issued regulations and cautions regarding the use of dry cleaning chemicals. Not only could they cause health issues for those exposed, but they can also harm the environment. That might make it odd to say that dry cleaning and protecting the environment can go together.

Common dry cleaning chemical could be hazardous to your health

Many Georgia residents take their clothes, winter coats and bed comforters, among other things, to the dry cleaner without thinking about the chemicals involved in the process. They simply count on dry cleaners to get out stains while cleaning their items. 

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