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In December 2014, the Georgia EPD Online System (GEOS) was introduced as the portal for online electronic permit applications for NPDES Municipal Wastewater Discharge Permits and Title V Air Quality Permits. Currently online permits include Brownfield, Construction Storm Water, Hazardous Substance Fee, Hazardous Waste Fee, Lead-Based Paint & Asbestos, NPDES Municipal Wastewater, Scrap Tire, Storm Water Industrial, Title V, Trust Fund, Invoice Payment Only, Underground Storage Tank, Waste Reduction and Voluntary Remediation Program. New applications will continue to be added to GEOS over time.

The schedule for requiring the use of GEOS  for submitting applications is below:

  • EPD Air Branch began requiring all applications to be submitted through GEOS beginning August 1, 2015.
  • EPD Watershed Protection Branch began requiring all NPDES Municipal Wastewater applications to be submitted through GEOS beginning January 1, 2016.
  • Underground Storage Tanks Annual Tank Registration will be done in GEOS in 2017. Step by step instructions can be found here.
  • The Industrial General Permit for Stormwater Discharges had a hard deadline of June 30, 2017 for submittal or NOIs or NEEs for coverage under the new permit. Even though the deadline has passed, you can still submit late NOIs and NEEs. Authorization to discharge is not retroactive, and late submittals can be subject to enforcement. Please submit your late NOIs and NEEs as quickly as possible. The Industrial Stormwater NOI and NEE forms have been up and functional since May 31, 2017. If you are running into problems with your forms or if you have questions, please contact EPD Stormwater.
  • All other application types in GEOS are optional at this point in time. You are encouraged to use GEOS as it has many benefits.

GEOS will help streamline the permitting and reporting processes.  Benefits of using the new GEOS portal include:

  • Improving Program effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Reduced workload for managing data.
  • Reduction in printing and mailing costs.
  • Gives permittees the ability to track their permit status electronically.