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

Contact SBEAP



  • 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


Small Business Compliance Advisory Panel

The seven-member Compliance Advisory Panel (CAP) acts as an advisory board to the Georgia SBEAP.  CAP members represent small businesses, the general public and the Georgia Environmental Protection Division.  The CAP’s service to Georgia SBEAP is authorized under the Official Code of Georgia Annotated § 12-9-25.

FY 2016 SBEAP Report



CAP Members

Detailed information for each CAP member can be found on our CAP Member page.


CAP Roles and Responsibilities

The CAP provides technical support and guidance to SBEAP by:

  • Offering advisory opinions on the effectiveness of the Georgia SBEAP’s compliance assistance program [O.C.G.A. § 12-9-25(d)(3)(A)];
  • Offering advisory opinions on the effectiveness of the state air quality program as it affects small businesses [O.C.G.A. § 12-9-25(d)(3)(B)];
  • Reviewing information developed for small businesses considered to be stationary sources of pollutants to assure that information is understandable to the lay person [O.C.G.A.§ 12-9-25(d)(3)(D)]; and
  • Reporting to the Administrator of the U.S. EPA in accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Flexibility Act, and the Equal Access to Justice Act [O.C.G.A.§ 12-9-25(d)(3)(C)].

CAP Appointments

The following state officials appoint the seven CAP members:

  • The Governor appoints two members to represent the general public;
  • The General Assembly appoints four members, each selected by the majority and minority leaders in the Senate and House of Representatives to represent small business stationary sources or facilities; and
  • The Director of the Environmental Protection Division appoints one member to represent the Georgia EPD.