Adjacent property owner has standing to challenge the issuance of land application system permit.

Topic: Environmental Law, Decided by Judge Miller 
Docket Number: 1420278 , Decision Date: 2014-03-05 
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Petitioner established standing to contest the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’s grant of a land-application-system permit for construction of a wastewater treatment facility on land that was hydrologically connected to Petitioner’s property. Petitioner proved that that he was aggrieved or adversely affected by the permit by (1) demonstrating an injury in fact to the aesthetic and recreational use of his property and (2) establishing that his interest in protecting the recreational use of his land was within the zone of interests that the Water Quality Control Act was designed to protect.