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Frequently Asked Questions

What general information is needed in order to complete an application for capacity certification?

Answer:
Information required for the completion and submittal an application for capacity certification includes the following:
  • Building Log Number (assigned by the Bureau of Buildings Department)
  • Zoning Classification Code (assigned by the Bureau of Buildings Department)
  • Street Address
  • Land Lot Number
  • District Number
  • Proposed Use (i.e. single family dwelling, restaurant, retail, etc.)
  • Applicant Name (Owner/Developer/Expediter)
  • Phone Number

How long does the Capacity Certification Process take?

Answer:
Typically 5 to 7 business days for complete review and processing.

Under what circumstances is a hydrology study required for certifying capacity?

Answer:
Hydrology studies are required for proposed developments that are determined to be located in Combined Sewer areas within the City of Atlanta and are seeking approval for flows greater than or equal to 2500 gallons per day (GPD).

What information is required for the submittal of an adequate hydrology study to certify capacity?

Answer:
It is important that the hydrology study address the impacts of both stormwater runoff and sanitary sewer flow for the proposed development. The study must also include calculations not only for the 1 yr., 1 hour reoccurrence storm event, but also for the 2, 5, 10, 25, 50, & 100 year storm events.

What is the lifetime for requesting modifications/revisions to a previously submitted and approved capacity certification application?

Answer:
A submitted and approved capacity certification application is valid for only 6 months from the original date of approval. Once this time has lapsed, you will be required to re-submit a new application for capacity certification.

How can I determine if my proposed development is located in a capacity-limited basin?

Answer:
Simply refer to the provided Capacity Limited Basin Map.

How can I determine if my proposed project is located in a SSO or CSO area?

Answer:
Simply refer to the provided SSO and CSO delineated maps for verification. If you are still unsure in your determinations, please contact the your designated COA contact for verification.

How can I find out the amount of I/I credits available in a specific capacity-limited basin?

Answer:
Simply refer to the provided capacity-limited basin map, click on the basin in which you development is located. You will see the amount of I/I credits available for the respective
 
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