NPDES Industrial Storm Water General Permits

2022 Annual Report & Monitoring Reminder

Annual Reports (AR) and 2022 monitoring data for the period covering January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022 are due by January 31, 2023 for those facilities that filed a Notice of Intent (NOI). The AR form and data must be submitted electronically through the Georgia EPD Online System (GEOS). A guide for submitting your annual report and tips for a successful submittal can be found below.  This process remains unchanged from previous years. 

NetDMR Training for Georgia Permittees

EPA hosted a Georgia focused NetDMR training session on January 13, 2023. A video recording of this session is available below. A copy of the Download this xls file. Q&A chat box (edited for clarity) is available here . A PDF copy of the Download this pdf file. PowerPoint used for this session is available here .

Additional EPA Training resources are available here:

NetDMR Help Center - NetDMR Training Schedule (

·    Create your NetDMR account via the attached instructions here PowerPoint Presentation ( and this video link Creating a CDX Account for NetDMR | Environmental Protection Division (

·    EPA Net DMR Help Site: NetDMR Homepage - OECA ICIS ( 

NetDMR Reminders and Resources

GAR050000 is the general permit number.  Your specific permit number for use in NetDMR is found in GEOS Download this pdf file. (PDF)

The permit number in NetDMR will consist of 9 characters starting with "GAIS00000"  (example: GAIS12345, GAIS01234).  If your number, as found in GEOS, is already 9 numbers with 4 leading zeros, simply replace those leading zeros with the characters “GAIS” so that the NetDMR permit number totals 9 alphanumeric characters.

Reasons permit may not be in NetDMR:

•            Unapproved NOI's will not be in NetDMR. 

•            NEE's do not report in NetDMR

Other notables:

•            Annual Reports get reported in GEOS

•            ALL 2022 annual reports & sampling data should be reported in GEOS only.

•            NetDMR is for reporting sampling data collected beginning as of January 1, 2023. NetDMR is not for data collected during calendar year 2022.

The first Industrial Stormwater Stakeholder Workgroup Meeting was held on November 18, 2022. 

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) Watershed Protection Branch has initiated bi-annual stakeholder workgroup meetings to review and discuss PERMIT NO. GAR050000, hereafter called the IGP. These meetings provide stakeholders with the opportunity to engage in dialog with EPD staff to discuss the implementation of the 2022 IGP throughout the term of the permit. This first virtual meeting was focused on proposed corrections, such as typos and omissions, to the 2022 IGP.  Download this pdf file. Slides from this meeting are available here .

GEOS Submittal Guidance for Industrial Stormwater General Permit

Georgia EPD reissued the Industrial Stormwater General Permit (GAR050000) on May 20, 2022 and became effective June 1, 2022.  The permit contains a renewal submission deadline of 30 days after the effective date of the permit.  It has come to our attention that facilities are experiencing difficulties successfully submitting their renewals in GEOS.  We are actively working with our contractors to resolve the issues.  If you have attempted a timely submittal but are unable to renew by the permit specified date, please do the following:

•            Document and retain your submittal attempts using screen shots of error messages, etc. to show substantial compliance with the permit requirement

•            Once the NOI/NEE form is available to you, please enter the date of your first attempted submittal under Part E. Certification

EPD will ensure that the effective date of permit coverage aligns with the date provided on the NOI/NEE form.

Industrial General Permit

The 2022 Industrial Stormwater General Permit forms (Notice of Intent and No Exposure Exclusion) are now available in GEOS.

The 2022 Industrial General Permit (IGP) is the State's general NPDES (National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System) Permit regulating stormwater runoff from industrial sites. The creation of this Permit allowed many industries to be uniformly covered, with specific requirements varying by industrial sector. Implementing preventative measures on site rather than trying to mitigate the pollutants once in the environment is the most effective and economic way to protect water quality. 

EPD offers two types of coverage under the Permit. 

Permit Type Description
Notice of Intent (NOI) Facilities conducting industrial activities with the potential to come in contact with stormwater.  
No Exposure Exclusion (NEE) Facilities certify that no industrial activities are exposed to stormwater. 

Download this pdf file.  Does Your Industrial Site Need a Permit?


Industrial Storm Water Unit
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