Welcome to the Web site of the Environmental
Protection Division (EPD) of the Georgia Department of Natural
Resources. The Web site has been designed to provide easy-to-find
information about our efforts to protect and manage Georgia's
air, water and land resources for its estimated 9.5 million
The EPD mission,
vision, and guiding principles serve as a foundation
for EPD's work to address the various environmental issues
in this rapidly growing state. These issues range from
the quality of the air in metropolitan areas, to the impact
of population growth on the supply of fresh water, to the
quality of the water in Georgia's many lakes and streams.
The EPD Web site is intended to serve Georgia's diverse population
with information on a variety of topics. While there is technical
guidance and permitting information provided for the state's regulated
businesses and industries, citizens also will find information
on auto emissions testing and outdoor water use schedules to help
them better understand the importance of environmental stewardship.
You can search our site by using the search link at the bottom of the home page, or you can use the menus to find the topics
of interest to you.
We hope you find the information in this Web site to be helpful
and please know that we will continue to work to improve this important
communications tool. Thank you for your interest in Georgia's environment.