GEOS Technical Assistance

In December 2014, the Georgia EPD Online System (GEOS) was introduced as the new online portal for electronic permit applications for NPDES Municipal Wastewater Discharge Permits and Title V Air Quality Permits. Currently, online permits include Brownfield, Construction Storm Water, Storm Water Industrial, Hazardous Substance Fee, Hazardous Waste Fee, Lead-Based Paint & Asbestos, NPDES Municipal Wastewater, Title V, Trust Fund, Invoice Payment Only, Underground Storage Tank, Voluntary Remediation Program, Scrap Tire Generator, Used Tire Dealer, Scrap Tire Processor, Scrap Tire Sorter, Tire Carrier, Tire Fee Report, and Scrap Tire Quarterly Report. New applications will continue to be added to GEOS over time.

The schedule requiring submittals through GEOS is as follows:

  • EPD Watershed Protection Branch is requiring all NPDES, Land Treatment System, Industrial Pretreatment, Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations and Underground Injection Control  applications to be submitted through GEOS beginning October 1, 2018.
  • EPD Watershed Protection Branch began requiring all NPDES Municipal Wastewater applications to be submitted through GEOS beginning January 1, 2016. 
  • Underground Storage Tanks Annual Tank Registration will be done in GEOS in 2017; see step-by-step instructions. For Annual Tank Registration application data entry questions, contact the UST Program Technical Duty Officer at or by phone at 404-362-2590.
  • The Industrial General Permit for Stormwater Discharges had a hard deadline of June 30, 2017 for submittal of Notices of Intent (NOI) or No Exposure Exclusion (NEE) for coverage under the new permit. Even though the deadline has passed, you can still submit late NOI and NEE. Authorization to discharge is not retroactive, and late submittals can be subject to enforcement. Please submit your late NOI and NEE as quickly as possible. The Industrial Stormwater NOI and NEE forms have been online and functional since May 31, 2017. If you have problems with your forms, or if you have any questions, please contact EPD Stormwater.
  • Construction Stormwater Notice of Intent (NOI), Notice of Termination (NOT), and Sampling Report submittals will be done in GEOS beginning October 2017; see step-by-step instructions.  Important Information Regarding General NPDES Permit Nos. GAR100001, GAR 100002 and GAR100003: Electronic Forms for Existing Construction Sites Will be Accepted Until December 15, 2018
  • Environmental Assurance Fee (EAF) Remitter Submission Instructions are now available; see step-by-step instructions.
  • EPD Air Branch began requiring all applications to be submitted through GEOS beginning August 1, 2015.
  • Tire fee reports can be submitted through GEOS. 
  • All other application types in GEOS are optional at this time; however, you are encouraged to use GEOS as it has many benefits.

Within this site, you will find training materials (containing detailed Reference Guides and Quick Guides), a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page, and a Getting Started page to assist you in using GEOS.

If you have any questions about GEOS, please contact us.

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Related Links

A Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Test site for the EPD GEOS system
Live site for the GEOS system