Georgia SBEAP provides free and confidential environmental permitting and compliance assistance to Georgia businesses employing 100 individuals or less, corporate wide.

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  • U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) now offers locally customized training and event email messages for small business owners. Submit email/zip code at
  • New Industry Sector Specific Factsheets … Refer to “Browse by Business Sector” tab located on SBEAP website home page.
EPD News
  • EPD will discontinue free Visible Emissions Certification classes in 2017.
  • Submit your SIP application online … GEOS SIP Online Application Portal. For assistance in completing the online SIP application, please contact SBEAP at 404-362-4842.
  • To attend training classes to learn how to submit SIP applications online … GEOS Training Schedule 

General Environmental Events in Georgia



Sustainable Manufacturing ...

Sustainable manufacturing is the creation of manufactured products through economically-sound processes that minimize negative environmental impacts while conserving energy and natural resources. Sustainable manufacturing also enhances employee, community, and product safety.


Measuring environmental performance is a key first step on the road to sustainability. However, measuring performance can be difficult, especially for smaller companies. Choosing which metrics to use and just knowing where to start the process can be very difficult and time consuming.


A list of sustainable manufacturing tools for small manufacturers to understand how to measure and record your company’s resource use, benchmark performance against peers, create sustainability goals and action plans, and reduce emissions and wastes throughout facility operations and supply chains is provided. Source: Sustainable Business Clearinghouse.


The Smart Steps to Sustainability’s 2.0 Guide is an updated and condensed version of the original 70-page Smart Steps to Sustainability Guide published by EPA’s Small Business Office in 2009. It is intended to help small businesses move beyond environmental compliance and into sustainable practices by providing awareness, understanding and resources to help develop sustainability goals.

This guide is intended to provide the small business community with an up-to-date, streamlined and more efficient resource for busy, small business owners to help green their business.