Air Permit Fees

EPD made changes to Air Permit Fees, starting in State Fiscal Year 2021. To view the most recent permit fee rule updates: State Fiscal Year 2021 Air Permit Fees Rule Update Documents

UPDATE:
The new proposed fees have been updated to $2,100 per year for Synthetic Minor sources, $1,900 per year for NSPS sources, and the addition of a new Part 70 maintenance fee of $650 per year.

There are three types of fees associated with Air Permitting in Georgia:

  • Air Permit Fees  (longstanding annually assessed fee program – see Annual Permit Fees below)
  • Expedited Permit Application Fees (optional – see Expedited Permitting)
  • NEW – Permit Application Fees  (Effective March 1, 2021)

NEW – Permit Application Fees

Georgia EPD – Air Protection Branch continues to collect annual permit fees and optional fees for expedited permit applications. Beginning March 1, 2019, the Air Protection Branch started collecting permit application fees for each permit application submitted. The fee amount varies on the type of permit application. Some permit applications will not have a fee. Effective March 1, 2021, permit application fees will increase as shown in the table below. The second value listed in the “Application Fees” column in the table below will be the permit application fees effective March 1, 2021.

Permit Type

Application Fees
(current/effective 3/1/2021)

Generic (Minor or Synthetic Minor) Permit

$0

Title V Renewal

$0

Off-Permit Change Request

$0

No Permit Required Exemption

$0

Minor Source Permit or Amendment

$250/$500

Name / Ownership Change

$250/$500

Permit-by-Rule

$250/$500

Synthetic Minor Source Permit or Amendment

$1000/$2000

Title V Minor Modification with Construction

$2000/$4000

Title V Minor Modification without Construction

$2000/$4000

Title V Significant Modification with Construction

$2000/$4000

Title V Significant Modification without Construction

$2000/$4000

Title V 502(b)(10) Permit Amendment

$2000/$4000

Major Source Permit not PSD, NSR or 112(g)

$2000/$4000

PSD Permit

$7500/$15,000

112(g) Permit

$7500/$15,000

Nonattainment NSR Permit

$7500/$15,000

General Instructions for Permit Application Fees

  1. Do not submit payment until prompted by Air Protection Branch staff after application submittal.
  2. Use GECO system to create an invoice and submit along with payment. Please note that GECO is currently being updated to accommodate the new Maintenance Fee and likely will not be live until July 27.
  3. Preferred method of payment is check to P.O. Box 101713, Atlanta 30392 (its on the GECO invoice); credit card payments must be processed by contacting Susie Kocsis at (404) 362-2632.
  4. For more information, see the "Air Permit Fee Manual (For Fees Due Between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021)" below, or call the Air Protection Branch – Permitting at (404) 363-7000.

Annual Permit Fees

For calculating fees due for the calendar years 1991 through 2001 refer to “Procedures for Calculating Air Permit Fees” for the appropriate year. To obtain a copy of the permit fee manual for 1991 through 2008, contact the Air Protection Branch at (404) 363-7000. Only those matters relating to the calculation of air permit fees required under 391-3-1-.03(9) are contained in the Permit Fee Manual, as the text is not intended to be a restatement or interpretation of emission standards or regulations.

Air Permit Fee Manual Downloads

To further assist you in completing the online fee form, the EPD Financial Unit has made available the fee calculation forms used by the auditors. These forms can be used to assist you in performing the annual fee calculations and kept on site for auditing purposes. Do not submit the fee calculation forms.

Additional Information on stationary source permitting can be found at SIP Construction & Operating Permit Applications, Synthetic Minor Permit Application, and Title V Permitting.