NPDES Industrial Storm Water General Permits

Download this pdf file. NPDES Industrial Stormwater General Permit (IGP) Stakeholder Draft Permit & Public Meetings – October 8, 2021

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (Division), Watershed Protection Branch, is conducting three stakeholder meetings to discuss the reissuance of NPDES Permit GAR050000, a General Permit for stormwater discharges associated with industrial activity.  Download this pdf file. The stakeholder draft permit is available here .  The virtual stakeholder meetings will be held on October 26, 2021, November 8, 2021, and November 9, 2021. Please refer to the Notice for meeting details.  Comments received by close of business on Wednesday November 17, 2021 will be considered in the formulation of the draft permit.

Industrial General Permit

This is the 2017 Industrial General Permit. Georgia EPD will begin accepting Notices of Intent and No Exposure Exclusion forms with permit reissuance on June 1, 2017. Georgia EPD is moving to online form submittal. Please register for the Georgia EPD Online System (GEOS; for renewal of coverage or to apply for coverage. If you have any questions, please contact Lina Yazbak ([email protected]) or Grant Lockman ([email protected]).

For new facilities or facilities that have not applied for coverage under the Industrial General Permit, complete the facility information form below. Email the completed form to [email protected]

Download this doc file. Facility Information Form

Renewing Coverage Under the 2017 IGP

The 2017 NPDES General Permit No. GAR050000 for Stormwater Discharges Associated with Industrial Activity (2017 IGP) will be effective June 1, 2017. This is the replacement permit for the 2012 IGP (GAR050000) which expires on May 31, 2017. The new general permit expires on May 31, 2022.

The 2017 forms (Notice of Intent, No Exposure Exclusion, Notice of Termination and Annual Report Forms) will available through the GEOS Portal. Older versions of these forms will not be accepted. If you have questions regarding GEOS, please review this help document:  Download this pdf file. Industrial Stormwater GEOS Guide .

Use the Download this xls file. Sampling Results Form to add additional sampling results to the Annual Report. The form can be attached to the Annual Report on GEOS. Include in the comment section of the Annual Report, that the form was attached.

EPD's Industrial Facility Inspection Form

EPD conducts between 75 to 125 inspections per year of facilities either permitted under the 2017 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 2017 IGP

This is a list of the facilities that either have coverage under 2017 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.”

Tools to Determine Impaired Waters from current 305(b)/303(d) List

The 2017 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 Please use the 2018 List Documents and Integrated Report, since these are the most recent approved lists.

The GIS datasets are available at:

SIC Code Reference Materials

If your facility has a primary Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) code listed in Appendix D of the 2017 IGP and discharges stormwater associated with industrial activity, then the facility must file a Notice of Intent (NOI) for coverage under the 2017 IGP or a No Exposure Exclusion (NEE) for exemption from it. For more information about SIC codes please refer to

Guidance Materials

Download this pdf file. Determination of NPDES Regulatory Status of Various Discharges on a Mine Site [2017]

Download this pdf file. Industrial Stormwater General Permit Frequently Asked Questions [2019]

Download this pdf file. Annual Report Submittal Tips [2020]

Previous Permit Information

The 2012 NPDES General Permit No. GAR050000 for Stormwater Discharges Associated with Industrial Activity (2012 IGP) was issued April 16, 2012. This is the replacement permit for the 2006 IGP which expired on July 31, 2011. The new general permit became effective on June 1, 2012. This permit expires on May 31, 2017.

Forms (2012 IGP)

The 2012 forms (Notice of Intent, No Exposure Exclusion, Notice of Termination and Annual Report Form) are available by request. If you need to apply for coverage, submit a change of facility information, or submit a Notice of Termination under the 2012 IGP, please contact Lina Yazbak ([email protected]). ​