Getting Started

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 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.  To assist users as they begin using the new GEOS portal, training material is being provided on this site.  Below there are links to several detailed Reference Guides and Quick Guides to help users learn what they need to know to begin using GEOS.  You may also view the Documents page on this site to find all of this material where you can filter by Quick Guides or detailed Reference Guides.  The links below that begin with "Quick Guide" are abbreviated versions of key sections from the GEOS Complete Reference Guide.  They are intended to provide quick overviews to help you get the information that you are seeking.  If they do not provide enough information, please refer to the GEOS Complete Reference Guide or seek help using the Contact Us page.

For users that are ready to dive in and give GEOS a try, the guide below provides enough information to get started without too much detail:

Getting Started: A Basic GEOS Guide

Before creating an account, it may be good to refer to the Understanding GEOS Account Groups and Types guide below.  This guide will help determine the kind of account that you should request:

Quick Guide: Understanding GEOS Account Groups and Types

To create a GEOS account, please refer to the GEOS Account Creation quick guide below.  This guide will walk you through the process of creating a GEOS account for either a Preparer or RO role:

Quick Guide: GEOS Account Creation

To manage your account after it has been created, please refer to the GEOS Account Management quick guide below.  This guide will show you the options for managing your account settings within GEOS:

Quick Guide: Managing Account Settings

For assistance in starting a new Title V application, please refer to the Starting a New Title V Application quick guide below.  This guide will explain how to start a Title V application within the GEOS system:

Quick Guide: Starting a New Title V Application

For detailed assistance in completing a new Title V application, please refer to the Complete Guide for a Georgia Air Branch Title V Application below.  This guide will explain how to start and fill out and complete a Title V application within the GEOS system:

Complete Guide for a Georgia Air Branch Title V Application

For assistance in starting a new NPDES, please refer to the Starting a New NPDES Application guide below.  This guide will explain how to start a NPDES application within the GEOS system:

Quick Guide: Starting a New NPDES Application

For information on managing applications after they have been submitted, please refer to the Application Management quick guide below.  This guide provides an overview of tracking your submitted applications within the GEOS system:

Quick Guide: Application Management

The complete reference guide to the GEOS system can be found below.  This is the guide that is found in 'help' within the GEOS system once you are logged in:

GEOS Complete Reference Guide