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


Outreach & Education

Georgia SBEAP’s primary goal is to effectively communicate to small businesses the information they need to comply with environmental regulations. By forging partnerships with industry trade associations, business organizations, Georgia technical colleges, and others, SBEAP is able to reach a wide variety of small business sectors. Our industry partners are committed to providing expert technical support for our outreach and education efforts that include:
  • Designing and delivering industry-specific training workshops on a variety of environmental permitting and compliance topics;

  • Creating easy to understand written materials, such as fact sheets and technical guidance documents;

  • Providing support to the SBEAP Ombudsman and Technical Assistance Team in the development of compliance assistance tools to simplify compliance;

  • Meeting with business and industry groups on EPD regulatory initiatives, new or proposed regulations, and SBEAP services;

  • Speaking at professional conferences and distributing regulatory information to raise awareness;

  • Writing helpful articles to clarify environmental regulatory issues;

  • Coordinating meetings of EPD’s New Industry Team, which offers a forum for businesses considering locating to Georgia to obtain information on Georgia’s environmental permitting process;

  • Providing current regulatory information and technical resources through the SBEAP web site; and

  • Providing meeting coordination and administrative support to the SBEAP Compliance Advisory Panel quarterly meetings.
SBEAP representatives are available to speak to business and industry groups or to present at meetings and conferences. If your business or organization could benefit from our outreach and education services, please contact Teresa Shiflett, Ombudsman, or call 404-675-1819.