Georgia National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
On the Federal level, Stormwater
pollution is regulated under the Environmental Protection
Agency's (EPA) National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
(NPDES) permitting program. Georgia's NPDES permit program
is administered through the Georgia Department of Natural
Resources. In some cases, violators of NPDES permit requirements
could receive heavy fines and stop work orders.
Environmental Protection Division regulates Georgia’s
NPDES General Permit No. GAR050000 (Permit) for Storm Water
Discharges Associated with Industrial Activity authorizes
point source discharges of storm water associated with industrial
activity to waters of the State of Georgia. Permittees are
required to implement appropriate storm water management practices
to control pollutants in discharges of storm water associated
with industrial activity from their facility.
Please review the quick reference
outline for a brief summary of the Georgia Environmental Protection
Agency NPDES Permit No. GAR000000 for Stormwater Discharges
Associated with Industrial Activity. Open the Tri-Fold
Brochure link to download a complete copy.
Summary of Permit Requirements
- Obtain permit coverage
- Develop a stormwater pollution prevention plan. This includes
SWP3 Contents (See part IV.D. of the permit) and implementation
and maintain the SWP3
- Discharges to impaired stream segments. This includes
determining if your facility is subject to part III.C. of
the permit and numeric effluent limitations.
- Annual report . The annual sampling requires (Facilities
identified in Parts VI.2.a ~ t.) annual sampling and analytical
testing from the specific parameters listed in the permit,
termination of coverage, and industrial no exposure exclusion
Please open the following link to review the detailed brochure
of the Georgia Environmental Protection Agency NPDES Permit
No. GAR000000 for Stormwater Discharges Associated with Industrial
Tri-fold Brochure for 2006 Industrial Storm Water Permittees
Types of Industrial Facilities Regulated by the Permit (General
The NPDES Storm water General Permit (General Permit #GAR050000) regulates storm water discharges associated with industrial activities which are designated under 40 CFR 122.26(b) (14) (i-ix) and (xi). The activities are divided into categories based on Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) code and narrative descriptions. A complete list of the categories and Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) can be found at Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA).
Commercial Credit Information
Attention Business Community, as a reminder, please take a moment and review the credit summary.
In 2006, the Henry County Board of
Commissioners adopted Ordinance 06-05 establishing a Stormwater
Management Utility. The Ordinance includes provisions for
a service fee exemption and credit policy.
The policy is detailed in the Stormwater
Utility Service Fee Credit Manual.
The policy provides an incentive
for Non Single Family Residential land owners and managers
to reduce the County’s stormwater management costs and
thereby receive an appropriate adjustment in their fee. The
application process and procedure is detailed on our department
website. Additional assistance in applying for the fee reduction
credits is available at the Stormwater Department or by calling
The stormwater fee credit application
process and schedule is as follows:
|January 1 to March 1
||Applications are received and recorded
|March 1 to May 1
||Applications are reviewed and processed
|May1 to July 1
||Period open for appeals (see section 4.5-Appeals of
the Credit Manual )
|July 1 to August 1
||Final Approved Credits are posted to the Master Account
The application and fees may be delivered
in person or by mail to:
Henry County Stormwater Management
Attention: SW Credit Applications
347 Phillips Drive
McDonough, Georgia 30253
770-288- RAIN (7246)
State Environmental Links and Resources
For your convenience, we have provided additional industrial links and resources that can assist you in completing your NPDES Requirements. You may download and print the appropriate forms as needed.
Quality Act: Georgia environmental rules published on
the Georgia Secretary of State web site and to corresponding
laws published on the Georgia General Assembly web site.
Watershed Protection Branch: This branch manages water
resources in Georgia through permits to local governments
and industry to discharge treated wastewater and to local
governments. This Branch also conducts water quality monitoring
and modeling of Georgia's waterways.
Documents, Forms, and Applications: The Georgia Environmental
Protection Division has made numerous forms available including
permit applications, release notifications and reporting
forms. The forms are organized by regulatory area within
NOT, and No Exposure Forms: Stormwater Forms and Documents.