2010 Georgia Code
TITLE 12 - CONSERVATION AND NATURAL RESOURCES
CHAPTER 8 - WASTE MANAGEMENT
ARTICLE 3 - HAZARDOUS WASTE
PART 2 - HAZARDOUS SITE RESPONSE
§ 12-8-96.2 - Limitation of liability of corrective action contractors
. Limitation of liability of corrective action contractors
(a) No corrective action contractor engaged in activities associated with the cleanup of environmental hazards created by others shall be liable for any damages arising from the release of a hazardous waste, hazardous constituent, or hazardous substance resulting from such activity in an amount greater than $1 million to any one person or $3 million to all persons for a single occurrence. The limitation of liability of this Code section shall not:
(1) Affect any right of indemnification which such person has, or may acquire by contract, against any other person who is liable for creating an environmental hazard; or
(2) Apply to persons who intentionally, wantonly, or willfully violate federal or state regulations in the cleanup process.
(b) For purposes of Code Section 12-8-96.1
and this Code section, the phrase "activities associated with the cleanup of environmental hazards" shall mean activities including investigation, evaluation, planning, design, engineering, removal, construction, and ancillary services which are carried out to abate or cleanup a hazardous waste, hazardous constituent, or hazardous substance.
(c) Nothing contained in this Code section shall be construed to be a waiver of the sovereign immunity of this state or of any agency or political subdivision of this state.
Graham Syfert - Jacksonville Lawyer