Construction Stormwater FAQ

Construction Stormwater FAQ

  • I need help with filling out a Construction Stormwater NOI online. Who can help me?

    You can contact your EPD District Office. They will be able to walk you through the process step by step. If you do not have a computer or would rather get assistance in person, they can arrange a time with you for an office visit.

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  • I have submitted my electronic subscriber agreement (ESA) and my Responsible Official status still indicates “pending.” What can I do?

    If more than 4 business days have passed since mailing the ESA and your RO status is still pending, you should contact EPD IT.

    If you do not get a response within 24 hours, you can contact Noel Doharris. 

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  • I have forgotten my password. What do I need to do?

    Go to the GEOS login page where it says, “Forgot your login username or password” and click there. You will then be prompted to enter your email address. Once you do this, the system will email you a temporary password. You must then login using the temporary password and change your password. If you did not receive an email, please check your spam folder.

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  • I have forgotten my PIN. What do I need to do?

    Log in to your account. Go to "My account". Then go to "Password" and then "My PIN information". Click request new PIN. The system will email you a temporary PIN. You can then enter the Temporary PIN as well as a new PIN to update your PIN. Once you do this click the save PIN button. If you did not receive an email, please check your spam folder.

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  • When is the NOI due/when does the renewal window close?

    A renewal NOI is due within 90 days of the issuance of the New NPDES General Permit for Construction Storm Water, which was issued on August 1, 2018. The renewal window will close at 12:01 am on October 31, 2018.

    A new NOI is due 14 days prior to the commencement of the construction activity.

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  • How much does a renewal NOI cost?

    There is no fee associated with renewing your NOI, as long as it is done in the permissible 90 day renewal window and all fees were paid with your previous submittal.

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  • How long until my renewal NOI is approved?

    Once you have submitted your renewal you are done, as long as you don’t have outstanding fees from your previous submittal. If you do, the renewal will not be processed until the fees have been paid and reconciled in the system. If there are no outstanding fees, it may take up to one day for the system to process your approval.

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  • How will I know that my NOI was submitted correctly?

    You will receive a confirmation email that your submittal is complete.

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  • Why did I receive an email about the Construction General Permit?

    If the email was from Gov Delivery, the answer is your information appears to be associated with previous Stormwater Construction activities, EPD is reminding you that you may soon need to take action concerning Stormwater Construction. To determine if you need to take action, please contact the EPD District office for your area. Generally speaking this is because EPD records indicate that you have an active construction project and are currently covered by the 2013 NPDES Construction Stormwater Permit. If your project is complete and meets stabilization and permit requirements for termination of coverage, you should submit a Notice of Termination (NOT) online or to the District office that your project is located in, listed below. NOT’s filed before the expiration of the 2013 Permit (July 31, 2018) will not have to renew their coverage. If your project is not complete, please follow the directions in the email.

    If the email was from Gov Online, the answer is this is an email automatically sent by the GEOS System to verify account creation/NOI submittal/ETC.

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  • I want to Terminate/NOT my site, but the Permit has expired.

    In order to Terminate/NOT your site, you will need to first renew your NOI electronically and then you can file an NOT electronically.

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  • How do I know which EPD District office covers which county?

    For facilities/construction sites located in the following counties:  Bibb, Bleckley, Chattahoochee, Crawford, Dooly, Harris, Houston, Jones, Lamar, Macon, Marion, Meriwether, Monroe, Muscogee, Peach, Pike, Pulaski, Schley, Talbot, Taylor, Troup, Twiggs, Upson

    Questions can be directed to:
    Tilden Bembry or Elnora Vinson
    West Central District Office
    Georgia Environmental Protection Division
    2640 Shurling Drive
    Macon, GA 31211-3576
    (478) 751-6612

    For facilities/construction sites located in the following counties: Burke, Columbia, Emanuel, Glascock, Jefferson, Jenkins, Johnson, Laurens, McDuffie, Montgomery, Richmond, Screven, Treutlen, Warren, Washington, Wheeler, Wilkinson

    Questions can be directed to:
    Francie Klopotic or Janice Rachels
    East Central District Office
    Georgia Environmental Protection Division
    3525 Walton Way Extension
    Augusta, GA 30909-1821
    (706) 667-4343

    For facilities/construction sites located in the following counties: Baldwin, Banks, Barrow, Butts, Clarke, Elbert, Franklin, Greene, Hall, Hancock, Hart, Jackson, Jasper, Lincoln, Madison, Morgan, Newton, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Putnam, Stephens, Taliaferro, Walton, Wilkes

    Questions can be directed to:
    Jessica Jones or Robert Gasper
    Northeast District Office
    Georgia Environmental Protection Division
    745 Gaines School Road
    Athens, GA 30605-3129
    (706) 369-6376

    For facilities/construction sites located in the following counties: Carroll, Clayton, Coweta, DeKalb,  Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Heard, Henry, Rockdale, Spalding

    Questions can be directed to:
    Jessica Gay or Brian Boutelle
    Mountain District - Atlanta Satellite
    Georgia Environmental Protection Division
    4244 International Parkway, Suite 114
    Atlanta, GA 30354-3906
    (404) 362-2671

    For facilities/construction sites located in the following counties:  Bartow, Catoosa, Chattooga, Cherokee, Cobb, Dade, Dawson, Fannin, Floyd, Forsyth, Gilmer, Gordon, Habersham, Haralson, Lumpkin, Murray, Paulding, Pickens, Polk, Rabun, Towns, Union, Walker, White, Whitfield

    Questions can be directed to:
    Tabitha Shiflett or Kevin Dallmier
    Mountain District - Cartersville Office
    Georgia Environmental Protection Division
    P.O. Box 3250
    Cartersville, GA 30120-1705
    (770) 387-4900

    For facilities/construction sites located in the following counties:  Appling, Atkinson, Bacon, Brantley, Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Candler, Charlton, Chatham, Clinch, Coffee, Effingham, Evans, Glynn, Jeff Davis, Liberty, Long, McIntosh, Pierce, Tattnall, Toombs, Ware, Wayne

    Questions can be directed to:
    Patricia Banks or Alice Vick
    Coastal District - Brunswick Office
    Georgia Environmental Protection Division
    400 Commerce Center Drive
    Brunswick, GA 31523-8251
    (912) 264-7284

    For facilities/construction sites located in the following counties: Baker, Ben Hill, Berrien, Brooks, Calhoun, Clay, Colquitt, Cook, Crisp, Decatur, Dodge, Dougherty, Early, Echols, Grady, Irwin, Lanier, Lee, Lowndes, Miller, Mitchell, Quitman, Randolph, Seminole, Stewart, Sumter, Telfair, Terrell, Thomas, Tift, Turner, Webster, Wilcox, Worth

    Questions can be directed to:
    Ethan Bundrick or Tom Fowler
    Southwest District Office
    Georgia Environmental Protection Division
    2024 Newton Road
    Albany, GA 31701-3576
    (229) 430-4144

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