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347 Phillips Drive
McDonough, GA 30253
Tel: (770) 288-7246
Tel: (770) 288-RAIN
Fax: (770) 288-7257

Mon - Fri: 7:30a - 4:30p


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Georgia National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)

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.

The Georgia 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

  1. Obtain permit coverage
  2. Develop a stormwater pollution prevention plan. This includes SWP3 Contents (See part IV.D. of the permit) and implementation and maintain the SWP3
  3. Discharges to impaired stream segments. This includes determining if your facility is subject to part III.C. of the permit and numeric effluent limitations.
  4. 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 Activity: Informational Tri-fold Brochure for 2006 Industrial Storm Water Permittees [June 2006]

Types of Industrial Facilities Regulated by the Permit (General Permit #GAR050000)

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 770-288-RAIN (7246).

Credit Schedule

The stormwater fee credit application process and schedule is as follows:

Period Time Action
January 1 to March 1 60 days Applications are received and recorded
March 1 to May 1 60 days Applications are reviewed and processed
May1 to July 1 60 days Period open for appeals (see section 4.5-Appeals of the Credit Manual )
July 1 to August 1 60 days Final Approved Credits are posted to the Master Account File

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.

  • Water 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.
  • The 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.
  • EPD 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 EPD.
  • NOI, NOT, and No Exposure Forms: Stormwater Forms and Documents.



Last updated: Monday June 11 2012

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