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Submit comments to the Georgia Environmental Protection Division on the proposed Symrise Hazardous Waste Facility Permit


Background Information

Symrise Inc. is located on the southwest portion of Colonels Island in Brunswick, GA at 209 SCM Road. The site is bordered primarily by Georgia Port Authority property and a small industrial operation owned by Allied Universal that sits northeast of the Symrise property boundary. Additionally, the site has a densely forested border, beyond which sits tidal marshlands and a portion of the Little Satilla River which meanders within 800 feet from the property boundary at its nearest point.

The site consists of 192 acres, with the active facility consisting of about 25 acres. The facility has been in operation since 1981 and has been owned and operated by numerous parent companies. Currently, the facility processes alpha-pinene into fragrances, compounds, and flavors that are used in other consumer products like cosmetics, high-end fragrances, laundry, and or home/personal care products. 

The facility has been required to submit an application to the Georgia Environmental Protection Division for a 'Hazardous Waste Facility Permit' that will allow the facility to continue to monitor the existing groundwater contamination and facilitate cleanup activities as necessary. You can find additional information including the full permit package by visiting:

Tips on commenting:

  • Tell your story: write a brief paragraph or two with your personal story to include in your comments. 

  • Choose one or more of the key comments from the drafted comment letter document. Try to put it in your own words.

  • Forward to your friends, family, neighbors, or anyone in your network who believes we should have a hazardous waste free community, and ask them to do the same.

How To Submit Your Comments

Via Email

Comments must be submitted via email by 11:59 PM on February 23rd, 2022

Email your comments to:

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Via US Mail

Comments must be postmarked by February 23rd, 2022


Mr. John Sayer

Georgia Environmental Protection Division

Land Protection Branch
2 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. SE, Suite 1054 East Tower
Atlanta, GA 30334-9000


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Additional Information

The Glynn Environmental Coalition is a long time member of Georgia Water Coalition, whose mission is to protect and care for Georgia’s surface water and groundwater resources. Protect Georgia is a platform created by the Georgia Water Coalition to promote engagement by citizens who want to take action to protect statewide water resources. Through this platform, you will receive important emails containing action steps about 4-5 times a year (sometimes more if needed, but still relatively infrequently if you are worried about too many emails). 

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