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  • 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


Small Business Environmental Assistance Program
Compliance Advisory Panel (CAP) Members
July 2016


Charles H. Huling, Chairman
Governor Appointee
August 2004

Mr. Huling is retired from a position as Executive-in-Residence for Carbon-Neutral Energy Solutions Laboratory at the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2015. Mr. Huling retired as Vice President of Environmental Afffairs at Georgia Power. He also served on the energy and environmental committees of the Georgia and Metro Atlanta Chambers of Commerce, and is a member of Georgia Tech's Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni. Mr. Huling is a graduate of Georgia Tech where he received a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree.

Dennis "Dusty" Findley
Senate Minority Leader Appointee
August 2003
Southeastern Cotton Ginner Association

Dusty Findley has served as the CEO of the Southeastern Cotton Ginners Association since 1997. Mr. Findley has served on the National Compliance Advisory Panel (NCAP) representing the U.S. EPA Region 4 states. The NCAP represented the interests of State CAPs and worked to foster communication between the state SBEAPs and the U.S. EPA's Small Business Ombudsman. Mr. Findley is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a degree in Agricultural Systems Management.

Guy Young

Guy E. Young
House Minority Leader Appointee
July 2008
Georgia Motor Trucking Association

Mr. Young serves as GMTA's Vice President and technical information advisor for safety and compliance. He also serves as the Director of the Georgia Highway Safety Foundation. Mr. Young has over 30 years of experience in highway safety and trucking operations management. He holds a B.S. degree in Transportation and Physical Distribution from Auburn University.

Eric Cornwell

Eric Cornwell
EPD Director Appointee
June 2015
Georgia Environmental Protection Division

Eric Cornwell has over 20 years of air permitting experience in the Air Branch, and has been manager of the Stationary Source Permitting Program in the Georgia Environmental Protection Division's Air Protection Branch since 2008. He is a native of Atlanta and received his Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree from Georgia Tech.

Gregg Goff
Gregg Goff
Senate Majority Leader Appointee
March 2015
Finish Master for Georgia

Gregg Goff has been in the coatings distribution business for over 25 years. He is currently a Business Development Manager for Finish Master-Georgia and Tennessee. He also has served on the board of the Georgia Collision Industry Association for the past eight years, currently serving as membership committee head. During the initial NESHAP 6H rule rollout, Mr. Goff and Finish Master worked very closely with the SBEAP to help train and certify over 1000 automotive and industrial painters.
Alex Lehocky

Alex H. Lehocky, MS, CIH
Governor Appointee
June 2015
Kennesaw State University

Alex Lehocky is the Director of Environmental Health and Safety at Kennesaw State University, with the responsibility for the overall management, direction and oversight of the University's EHS program. Prior to his current position, Mr. Lehocky managed the Environmental and Occupational Safety Program the the University System of Georgia. He is a member of the Georgia Safety Health & Environmental Conference Advisory Board. Mr. Lehocky has a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and a Master of Science degree in Environmental Health from University of Georgia and maintains the designation of a Certified Industrial Hygienist.

Nathan Humphrey
House Majority Leader Appointee
July 2016
National Federation of Independent Business Georgia

Nathan Humphrey is the Georgia State director for the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), serving in that capacity since October 2015. His responsibilities include overseeing small business grassroots activity and serving as NFIB's media spokesperson in Georgia. Previously, he served as Chief of Staff to the State Senate President Pro Tempore and Senate Majority Leader, and Kennesaw State University's Executive Director of Government and Community Affairs. Mr. Humphrey earned his master's degree in Public Administration from Kennesaw State University.