Environmental Compliance Assistance Program

Some states provide free environmental compliance assistance. For example, in Georgia there is a non-regulatory program, GECAP, that offers free and confidential environmental compliance assistance to Georgia businesses. GECAP provides environmentally-related technical assistance targeted to small and mid-sized companies in a manner that is accessible, useful, and understandable by:

  • Translating regulations
  • Being a source for environmental information
  • Providing an on-site evaluation of a facility’s environmental compliance status

The GECAP environmental staff is available for free on-site assistance to businesses in Georgia. GECAP can help a company determine what regulations apply and how to:

  • Comply with the appropriate regulations
  • Do recordkeeping and reporting
  • Determine waste streams
  • Manage the environmental aspects of their business

GECAP provides environmental technical assistance in the following areas:

  • Storm water
  • Oil Storage/Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasures Regulations (SPCC)
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Solid Waste Management
  • Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-know Act (EPCRA)
  • Industrial Waste Water
  • Air Permitting
  • Underground Storage Tanks

If you are interested in having a GECAP engineer visit your Georgia site, visit their web site at (http://www.gecap.org). If you reside in another state, then search on the Internet for your state’s services.

Note: All information is strictly confidential. GECAP does not report to any regulatory agencies.