Changes to the Georgia Emissions Inventory System
Posted: June 22nd, 2015Author: All4 Staff
Facilities in Georgia with Title V permits are required to submit emissions inventory data each year. Beginning with this year’s report (which covers calendar year 2014 emissions), the reporting applicability thresholds have changed. Facilities should have received a notice from the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (GEPD) regarding the reporting process. The table below provides the reporting thresholds for this year’s report, which is due August 3, 2015. The thresholds to determine if a report is required are in tons per year of potential emissions, except for lead, which is based on tons per year of actual emissions.
The change in reporting thresholds may result in many facilities having to report for the first time. For those not previously required to submit a report, the reports of actual emissions during calendar year 2014 are prepared and submitted using the Georgia Environmental Connections Online (GECO) application. GEPD has documents available on its website to assist first-time reporters with the process. As with most reporting requirements, the first time through a new electronic reporting process always poses challenges so please don’t wait until the end of July 2015 to begin. Start getting familiar with GECO by reading the available documents and reach out to ALL4 with questions about the process, whether they are related to using the software platform or to assist you in calculating your emissions.