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


Georgia SBEAP Mission

The Georgia Small Business Environmental Assistance Program (SBEAP) is a non-regulatory program of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division. SBEAP provides free and confidential environmental permitting and compliance assistance to help Georgia's small businesses understand and comply with environmental regulatory requirements concerning air. SBEAP also help makes referrals for issues in water quality, solid and hazardous waste management, and other environmental areas.


What Is Considered A Small Business?

A small business is one that employs fewer than 100 employees corporate wide, and is not considered a major source of air pollutants.


Types of Assistance

Our technical assistance team of engineers and environmental specialists are ready to assist you. Our services include:

  • Determining what environmental permits are required for your business
  • Preparing environmental permit applications
  • Conducting environmental compliance evaluations of your operations
  • Designing and conducting industry-specific workshops and training events on a variety of environmental topics
  • Providing pollution prevention assistance
  • Serving as an advocate for small businesses in matters of noncompliance


Program Components

Our program consists of three components working together to help small businesses: