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Longstanding failure to comply with drinking-water laws results in $245,000 in civil penalties

Topic: Environmental Law, Decided by Judge Howells 
Docket Number: 2122467 , Decision Date: 2022-02-25 
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In a decision by Judge Howells, the owner of five public water systems for subdivisions and mobile home parks was ordered to pay $245,000 in civil penalties. The penalties arose from the owner’s continued violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act, including repeated failures to [..] Read More..

Landfill’s permit holder lacked standing to seek refund from state’s Solid Waste Trust Fund

Topic: Environmental Law, Decided by Judge Howells 
Docket Number: 2202089 , Decision Date: 2021-11-19 
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After foreclosure of a landfill, the new permit holder sought the return of funds deposited into the Solid Waste Trust Fund by the previous permit holder. In granting summary determination for the Environmental Protection Division, Judge Howells determined the new permit holder lacked standing to [..] Read More..

Environmental permit affirmed for City of Columbus’s sewer system

Topic: Environmental Law, Decided by Judge Walker 
Docket Number: 2114835 , Decision Date: 2021-09-14 
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Judge Walker affirmed the Environmental Protection Division’s issuance of a permit to the City of Columbus for its Combined Sewer System, thereby rejecting the water works’ contention that three of the permit’s conditions—concerning effluent limitations and discharge flow into the Chattahoochee River—were unlawful. Currently on [..] Read More..

Appellate review

In this matter regarding a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit, the Court of Appeals vacated the order of the superior court to the extent that it affirmed the issuance of the permit, and it remanded with direction that the superior court in turn remand [..] Read More..

Drainage structure for airport taxiways may be constructed within fifty feet of trout stream.

Topic: Environmental Law, Decided by Judge Malihi 
Docket Number: 1740579 , Decision Date: 2017-10-11 
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The Paulding County Airport Authority (PCAA) did not require a buffer variance in order to obtain coverage under a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit for the purpose of piping a trout stream because the pipe constituted a roadway drainage structure and was therefore exempt from the [..] Read More..

Operator of inert landfill did not have vested right to permit.

Topic: Environmental Law, Decided by Judge Malihi 
Docket Number: 1729095 , Decision Date: 2017-09-25 
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Under amendments to the regulations of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Environmental Protections Division (“EPD”), owners and operators of inert landfills were required to either obtain a solid waste handling permit or a certification from a professional engineer stating that their facilities were in [..] Read More..

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