A Branch of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division

Air Emissions

Georgia Emissions Reporting

Emissions Statement (due June 15)

An Emissions Statement is required if the actual emissions of NOx and VOCs at your facility exceed 25 tons per year, and your facility is located in any of the following counties: Barrow, Bartow, Carroll, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry, Newton, Paulding, Rockdale, Spalding, or Walton.

The Emissions Statement deadline is June 15 and facilities can submit them online using our Georgia Environmental Connections Online (GECO) system.  Emissions Statements are required by the Georgia Rules for Air Quality Control 391-3-1-.02(6)(a)4 usually for facilities that  have a Part 70 Title V Operating Permit.

Emissions Inventory / Facility Inventory (due June 30)

Facilities whose potential emissions equal or exceed the annual thresholds shown in the table below for any of the indicated pollutants are required to submit a Facility Inventory by June 30 each year.

Facilities can submit their Facility Inventory online using our Georgia Environmental Connections Online (GECO) system

Pollutant Thresholds
(tons per year)
Atlanta Nonattainment
(tons per year)
SOx 100 100
VOC 100 100
NOx 100 100
CO 1000 100
Pb 0.5 (actual)** 0.5 (actual)**
PM10 100 100
PM2.5 100 100
NH3 100 100
 

Federal regulation (40 CFR 51 - Air Emissions Reporting Requirements) requires us to develop an Emission Inventory which contains all of the emissions data for Georgia by pollutant and source type.  The Facility Inventories we receive every year help us develop the Emission Inventory we use to design state plans to curb pollution.  Learn more about our Emission Inventory System.

In addition to Georgia’s Emission Inventory System managed by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency collects information about hazardous pollutants released in the environment in a national database called the Toxic Release Inventory (TRI).

Questions

If you have questions or need assistance with your GECO registration, please contact Jing Wang in the Emissions and Control Strategies Unit or call (404)363-7137.

You may also use the Facility Guide to GECO as a training tool for GECO.