The Act creates the Hazardous Waste Trust Fund with monies collected from fees on generators and importers of hazardous and solid waste. The fund is to be used for the cleanup of hazardous waste sites. The Act also identifies categories of persons jointly, severally, and strictly liable to the state for costs incurred by the state in the cleanup. Those persons are also liable for civil and punitive damages which will help fund the Trust. The Act also provides certain exceptions to liability. Finally, the Act calls for identification and listing of hazardous waste sites in Georgia.
Inderbitzin, Sarah L.
"CONSERVATION AND NATURAL RESOURCES Waste Management: Creation of a State Superfund to Help Fund the Cost of Hazardous Waste Site Cleanup in Georgia,"
Georgia State University Law Review:
1, Article 27.
Available at: http://readingroom.law.gsu.edu/gsulr/vol9/iss1/27