A Branch of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division

SIP Permitting

The Georgia SIP Construction & Operating Permit Program is used to permit initial air quality permits and for modifications to existing air quality permits. 

SIP Permitting also includes Generic, No Permit Required, Permit-by-Rule, SIP Exemptions and Synthetic Minor Permits.

The Georgia SIP Construction & Operating Permit Application (SIP Application) is used to apply for initial air quality permits and for modifications to existing air quality permits.

Georgia EPD has a number of Generic Air Permits under development for various industrial categories and has approved Generic Air Permits for Concrete Batch and Hot Mix Asphalt Plants.

Georgia Air Quality Rule 391-3-1-.03(6)(i)3 provides an exemption from permitting for a modification or modifications that meet specific conditions. This section includes the forms.  A detailed list of exemptions are found in SIP Exemptions.

Permit-by-Rule Permits are available for some sources that only have gas/distillate oil burning equipment, concrete products, asphalt plants, cotton gins, coating & printing operations, fiberglass molding, non-reactive mixing and nut shelling operations.

A Synthetic Minor permit imposes federally enforceable limits to restrict a facility’s potential emissions to below major source thresholds. This option makes it possible for those facilities that can comply with the Synthetic Minor permit’s federally enforceable limits to operate without the need for a Title V permit.