The State of Georgia's Environmental Protection Division requires that Georgia Environmental Drillers or Contractors register and obtain a bond. Environmental drillers and contractors use drilling applications such as an auger, air rotary, and sonic drilling. Georgia's Water Well Standards Act of 1985 (12-5-120 thru 138) specify water well standards for pre-drilling, the construction, operation and maintenance of a well and in the end, the plugging of the well. The Act also set the standards for the registering of environmental drillers and contractors as well such things as penalties and fines and collection of fees. All environmental drilling work must be performed under the direction of a Georgia licensed professional engineer or professional geologist.
Driller/contractor need to register with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Environmental Protection Division. Applicants must complete the registration form.
Applicants will need to obtain a $10,000 performance bond. The surety bond ensures that the applicant will perform all duties and comply with the procedures required in the Act.
In lieu of a bond, an irrevocable letter of credit may be filed with the state. The irrevocable letter of credit will need to be of equal value of the performance bond.
Bonds must be renewed by June 30 of odd years.
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