FAQs regarding quarterly data reporting in NetDMR
What is due, when?
Quarterly discharge monitoring reports (DMRs) are required to be submitted through NetDMR 45 days following the quarterly reporting period starting January 1, 2023. That means that the first quarterly reporting is due May 15, 2023.
What if I haven’t collected any data yet?
Quarterly reporting is still required in NetDMR. You must still log into NetDMR and enter NODI code 9 to indicate “Conditional Monitoring – Not Required”.
What is my Permit Number in the DMR system?
Your permit number will be “GAIS” + the last 5 digits of your NOI unique ID number. Your NOI number can be found inside your ARs or inside of GEOS after the word “watershed” in the source column of the permits under your account. Your permit number will not be GAR050000 in this system…that is the general permit number shared by every industry covered by this permit.
If there are errors in the parameters of the DMR...
- For extra parameters you should not have: please use NODI code 9 and include a comment in the comment box inside of the DMR to highlight what parameters were added in error.
- For parameters that were left out/omitted: provide data inside the comment box for parameters that may have been omitted.
- If you have something called MSP as an outfall: MSP means “material storage pile”. If we gave you that in error, please use NODI code 9 and the comment box inside of the DMR to say that you do not have a material storage pile.
Note: the use of NODI code 9 satisfies the reporting requirement and will prevent the auto-generation of a violation
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. A PDF copy of the .
Additional EPA Training resources are available here:
· Create your NetDMR account via the attached instructions here PowerPoint Presentation (govdelivery.com) and this video link Creating a CDX Account for NetDMR | Environmental Protection Division (georgia.gov).
· EPA Net DMR Help Site: NetDMR Homepage - OECA ICIS (servicenowservices.com)
NetDMR Reminders and Resources
GAR050000 is the general permit number. Your specific permit number for use in NetDMR is found in GEOS.
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
• 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 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.
The first virtual meeting was held on November 18, 2022 and focused on proposed corrections, such as typos and omissions, to the 2022 IGP. .
The second Industrial Stormwater Stakeholder Workgroup Meeting was held on October 25, 2023. and .
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.
|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.|
Applying for Coverage Under the 2022 IGP
Apply for coverage under the 2022 Industrial General Permit. Georgia EPD will begin acceptingand forms via GEOS with permit reissuance on June 1, 2022.
- Strikethrough mark-up of the content changes, not including formatting, between the 2017 IGP and the 2022 IGP is . This document is for reference only, please refer to the for specific requirements.
Georgia EPD is moving to online form submittal. Please register for the Georgia EPD Online System (GEOS; http://epd.georgia.gov/geos/) for renewal of coverage or to apply for coverage. Please visit the GEOS Training and Technical Assistance page for more information. You may also consult the Industrial Stormwater GEOS Guide.
For new facilities or facilities that have not applied for coverage under the Industrial General Permit, please complete the [email protected]).and email the completed form to the Industrial Stormwater Team (
Renewing Coverage Under the 2022 IGP
The 2022 NPDES General Permit No. GAR050000 for Stormwater Discharges Associated with Industrial Activity (2022 IGP) will be effective June 1, 2022. This is the replacement permit for the 2017 IGP (GAR050000) which expires on May 31, 2022. The new general permit expires on May 31, 2027.
The 2022 forms (Notice of Intent, No Exposure Exclusion, Notice of Termination and Annual Report Forms) will available through the Georgia EPD Online System (GEOS; http://epd.georgia.gov/geos/). Older versions of these forms will not be accepted. If you have questions regarding GEOS, please review this help document: Industrial Stormwater GEOS Guide.
Submitting Annual Reports
Permittees who are covered under the Industrial General Permit (IGP) must submit an Annual Report (AR) for their facility for each calendar year by January 31st of the following year. All submittals must be made through the Georgia EPD Online System (GEOS; http://epd.georgia.gov/geos/). Only Responsible Officials (ROs) and the Preparers they assign can complete the AR.
REMINDER: 2022 Annual Report Reminder
This is a reminder that Annual Reports (AR) 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) under the 2022 Industrial General Permit (IGP). The AR form must be submitted electronically through the Georgia EPD Online System (GEOS). Please refer to thefor directions and to for additional helpful information.
PLEASE NOTE, IF YOUR FACILITY FILED A NO EXPOSURE EXCLUSION (NEE) FORM, THERE IS NO REQUIREMENT TO FILE AN ANNUAL REPORT.
Data to Submit
Where to Submit It
When to Submit It
Where to Find Help & Training
Annual Report (AR)
Due by January 31, 2023
Part 7.3 (Page 47 & 48)
NetDMR Reminders and Resources
EPA is hosting a training webinar on December 14, 2022 at 1:00 pm (EST). Register here: Webinar Registration - Zoom (zoomgov.com)
Additional EPA Training resources are available here: NetDMR Help Center - NetDMR Training Schedule (servicenowservices.com)
Things to do soon
Create your NetDMR account. The attached instructions here PowerPoint Presentation (govdelivery.com) and this video link Creating a CDX Account for NetDMR | Environmental Protection Division (georgia.gov) will help you get set up properly. **Please note that the Industrial Stormwater Permit is not yet available in NetDMR.**
Things to do starting January 2023
Data to Submit
Where to Submit It
When to Submit It
Where to Find Help & Training
Monitoring Data (indicator, benchmark, etc.)
On or after January 1, 2023 (depending on when you sample)
Part 6 (Page 36 – 47)
EPA Net DMR Help Site: NetDMR Homepage - OECA ICIS (servicenowservices.com)
If you have any questions, please contact EPD Support here: [email protected]
Tools to Determine Impaired Waters from Current 305(b)/303(d) List
The IGP requires permitted facilities to determine if they discharge into, or within one linear mile, upstream of, and in the same watershed as, any portion of an impaired water. Impaired Waters are those waterbodies where the EVALUATION is listed as NOT SUPPORTING on Georgia’s 305(b)/303(d) List of Waters. This information is autopopulated on the NOI/NEE form on GEOS, but permittee should check using the tools below.
Full lists of all impaired waterbodies, as well as listing methodology and key abbreviations, are available at http://epd.georgia.gov/georgia-305b303d-list-documents. Please use the 2022 List Documents and Integrated Report, since these are the most recent approved lists.
The GIS datasets are available at: http://epd.georgia.gov/geographic-information-systems-gis-databases-and-documentation.
EPD's Industrial Facility Inspection Form
EPD conducts between 100 to 125 inspections per year of facilities either permitted under the IGP through submission of a Notice of Intent or excluded from coverage through submittal of a No Exposure Exclusion. Below is the form we use to inspect. Please note that it generally follows the order of the permit and that permit citations are given for most items.
MS4 Contact List
Facilities covered under the IGP that discharge to a Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) are required to send a copy of their Notice of Intent (NOI) to the MS4. Please refer to the MS4 Stormwater Contact List below to determine the county where your facility is located.
Permittee Lists for NPDES Industrial Stormwater 2022 IGP
This is a list of the facilities that either have coverage under 2022 IGP Notice of Intent (NOI) or exemption from No Exposure Exclusion (NEE). Whether they have an NOI or NEE is indicated in the column entitled “Submittal Type.”
SIC Code Reference Materials
If your facility has a primary Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) code listed in Appendix D of the IGP and discharges stormwater associated with industrial activity, then the facility must file a Notice of Intent (NOI) for coverage under the IGP or a No Exposure Exclusion (NEE) for exemption from it. For more information about SIC codes please refer to www.osha.gov.
NPDES Regulatory Status for Mines
|Industrial Storm Water Unit|