The Hazardous Site Inventory (HSI) is a list of sites provided by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (GEPD) where there has been a known or suspected release of a regulated substance into the environment above a reportable quantity, and have yet to show that they meet state clean-up standards.
To view the HSI, click here and scroll down to Hazardous Sites
Prior to the first publication of the HSI in 1994, GEPD evaluated sites listed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on its main Superfund database, the National Priorities List (NPL). EPA will not pay for nor conduct clean up sites that do not make it onto the NPL unless they pose an imminent danger to human health and the environment. Non-NPL sites are placed on the HSI and cleaned up under the direction of the GEPD.
When a release of a regulated substance to the environment occurs, the property owner must determine if GEPD must be notified under state law about the release. If so, the property owner must submit a notification, and GEPD determines if a release above a reportable quantity has occurred, and whether it will be placed on the HSI. There are several hundred sites on the HSI, and practically every county in Georgia has at least one HSI site. The HSI is updated annually as sites are added and removed.
In the HSI, each site summary provides general information about the site including the name, location, a description of the regulated substances released at the site, and the possible threats to human health or the environment that the release may pose. The listing also indicates the status of cleanup activities at the site.