No, you must mail the original signed Subscriber Agreement. Failure to mail the original signed Subscriber Agreement will result in delays in getting your RO account authorized for your facility. Please print, sign and mail the original Subscriber Agreement to EPD at the following address:
EPD IT - GEOS Administrator Environmental Protection Division 2 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive Suite 1456, East Tower Atlanta, GA 30334
Yes. You may save your application as you proceed through the sections, but Part A will not pass validation until you have a facility selected. You will also not be able to submit your application for RO approval if you are a preparer or submit to EPD if you are an RO until a facility is selected.
The system is not being used to cross check with other electronic systems. For example, in Title V, continue to enter stack data as in the old application. It does not need to match the Emissions Inventory or Fees collection data exactly.
A valid email address is required in order to create an account and begin using the GEOS system. Please note that GEOS was designed to operate optimally in Internet Explorer Version 8 or later. Information about using GEOS can be found on this web site. Please see the Getting Started page for help and training material. If you cannot find what you need on this site, please contact us and we will provide assistance. It is highly recommended that you attend a training class before you start using GEOS.
You may add new account types at any time by clicking on the “My Account” tab at the top of the menu bar, then select the “Associate Facilities” tab. At the top of the screen additional account types may be selected by clicking in the check box and then clicking “Save Account”. Please be aware that you will need to associate your facility with your new account type as well as sign and submit a subscriber agreement to EPD for the new account type.
If this occurs save your work and then click “Cancel”. More than likely, you will need to return and enter additional data to this popup as the system will generally exit you automatically once all necessary data is entered and you click save.
When at the “Unfinished Submittal Screen” click the red x by the corresponding pending application that you wish to delete. You will be prompted to confirm that you want to delete the application. Once you have confirmed deletion that application will be removed from your list of pending applications.
Yes. Select the “Submittal” section along the top menu bar. Then select “Track Submitted Submittals” on the left side bar menu. Now select the submittal you are interested in copying. Once you have selected the submittal a button will be available at the top called “Copy Submittal”. When you select this a copy is made with a new application ID but all information from the original is carried over.
If you are a Responsible Official (RO) user, then you need to associate your user account with your facility and mail in your signed Subscriber Agreement to EPD so that you will be authorized for your facility. At that point it will show up in your Application(s). If you are a Preparer user, you need to contact your RO and have them associate your account with your facility. For more information about this, see the Getting Started: A Basic GEOS Guide.
At this time the GEOS system does not include Industrial Wastewater. It is the plan to eventually include Industrial Wastewater. The system will behave the same for Industrial Wastewater as the other permit types it will just be an additional application type.
Preparer/Consultant is a person who has been or will be associated with a facility by the Responsible Official. Preparers/Consultants can begin completing applications prior to being associated with the facility. i.e. the name of the facility does not need to be selected while completing an application; the facility can be selected at any time prior to the application being submitted by the RO.
Responsible Official (RO) is a duly authorized representative who has authority to sign permit applications, compliance reports and other permit required documents. The RO is the person who will submit application(s) to EPD.
If you are an RO for a facility you may also select preparers and consultants for your facility. You also will be required to submit a subscriber agreement to EPD authorizing you as an RO for your facility.
The Georgia EPD Online System (GEOS) is a portal for online electronic permit applications. Currently online permits include NPDES Municipal Wastewater Discharge Permits, Title V Air Quality Permits, Scrap Tire Waste Reduction, Scrap Tire Compliance, Brownfields, Lead Based Paint and Asbestos, and Trust Fund and Fee Management. New applications will continue to be added to GEOS over time.
If you click “Save” it will save your work to the database and highlight all required fields in red that were not filled out. The “Next” button is intended to be used when you are ready to advance to the next section so it will save your work and perform a validation check. If the validation checks fail, you will remain on the same page and all required fields will be highlighted in red and a list of missing or malformed answers will be presented at the top of the screen. If validation passes you will be advanced to the next section. Both buttons perform a save of your work.
More than likely the issue is that you either missed or skipped a prior section that is used to populate these values. GEOS is designed where everything is filled out in order so that as a user progresses through the form the appropriate answers appear in later sections.
You are in the testing/training server. You shouldn’t be using this site unless you were specifically asked to test or train on this site. Please remove this link from your bookmarks and use the production site:
No, the test system and the live system of GEOS are separate. Accounts are created individually for each of the sites. Additionally, no work performed on the test system will transfer to the live system either.