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Instructions

Why complete the forms online?
  • Facilitate Communication. The DRI Online Forms are intended to facilitate communication among the host local government and the reviewing agencies (the appropriate RDC, GRTA - if involved - and DCA).
  • Expedite Review Process. The Georgia Regional Transportation Authority (GRTA) is now a DRI reviewing agency and the online process was designed to help expedite the coordination of reviews between multiple reviewing agencies. GRTA is involved in the DRI Review Process only when the proposed development is within the agency’s jurisdiction. Currently, this includes all counties within the Atlanta Region plus Coweta, Paulding, and Forsyth counties. In these counties GRTA works closely with the RDCs to conduct the required regional review.
Instructions

Form 1: Initial DRI Information

Step 1:
  • Click on the Initial DRI Information (Form 1) link.
  • When prompted, select the county in which the proposed project is located.
  • The next menu lists all the cities located in the county you have selected. From this list, select the appropriate city or select the county again if the project is located in an unincorporated area.
  • The next screen will be the appropriate form for the city and/or county you have selected.
  • Fill out the form by typing text directly in the appropriate blank boxes, and selecting check boxes and buttons.
Step 2:
  • If you want to save the form and return to complete it at a later time, click the "Save without Submitting" button at the bottom of the form.  The information you have entered so far will be saved, and a message will appear at the top of the screen with the DRI ID Number for the application, and a link that you can use to go to your application directly.
  • To return to a form and finish or add to it, use the link provided when you saved the form or click on the Initial DRI Information (Form 1) link from the home page.  Continue updating the form; you can choose to save and return or to submit the form.
  • When the form is complete, click on the "Submit Form" bar at the bottom of the screen to electronically submit the form. Once this is done, an automatic email will immediately be sent to the appropriate RDC, GRTA (if applicable), and DCA to notify them that your form has been submitted and can be viewed at the web site. Please notify DCA immediately if you do not receive this email alert because this means the application was not submitted properly.
  • The next screen you see will be the completed form with a link at the top of the page that will take you to a printable version of the form. Print out the form for your records and note and record the DRI ID Number provided on this screen; you will need it in order to submit the second form, the DRI Review Initiation Request Form. You will also receive notification via email that your form has been received and this will also include the DRI ID number.
Step 3:
  • What happens next: Based in part on the information provided in the Initial DRI Information form, the RDC will determine whether or not the proposed development should be processed as a DRI.
  • Within GRTA’s jurisdiction, this determination will also be based on a required pre-review conference that must be scheduled by the RDC within 10 days of its receipt of the form.
  • The pre-review conference is optional for projects located in counties not within GRTA’s jurisdiction.
  • If the proposed development is a DRI, the RDC may prepare a List of Requirements identifying additional information about the proposed project that is needed in order to initiate the DRI review process. Submit this information along with Form 2, which is described in the next section.
  • Please note that any items that do not fit in the form will have to be mailed to the respective reviewing agencies. The mailing addresses for all 16 RDCs, GRTA and DCA are available on the DRI Home Page under the heading “Contacts”.
Form 2: Additional DRI Information

Step 1:
  • Click on the Additional DRI Information (Form 2) link.
  • When prompted, enter the DRI ID Number you received upon submitting the initial form. (If you do not have this number handy, click on the DRI Submissions button on the DRI Home Page, which will take you to a summary sheet listing all DRIs submitted along with their ID numbers.)
  • When you “Submit” this number, the next screen will provide the DRI identification information. If this information is correct, click on the bar below and you will go to a blank Additional DRI Information form which can be filled out in the same manner as Initial DRI Information form.
Step 2:
  • If you want to save the form and return to complete it at a later time, click the "Save without Submitting" button at the bottom of the form.  The information you have entered so far will be saved, and a message will appear at the top of the screen with the DRI ID Number for the application, and a link that you can use to go to your application directly.
  • To return to a form and finish or add to it, use the link provided when you saved the form or click on the Initial DRI Information (Form 1) link from the home page.  Continue updating the form; you can choose to save and return or to submit the form.
  • When the form is complete, click on the "Submit Form" bar at the bottom of the screen to electronically submit the form. Once this is done, an automatic email will immediately be sent to the appropriate RDC, GRTA (if applicable), and DCA to notify them that your form has been submitted and can be viewed at the web site. Please notify DCA immediately if you do not receive this email alert because this means the application was not submitted properly.
  • Please note that any additional items that do not fit in the form will have to be mailed to the respective reviewing agencies.
  • The next screen you see will be the completed form with a link at the top of the page that will take you to a printable version of the form. You will also receive notification via email that your form has been received.
Step 3:
  • What happens next: Within 5 days of receiving the completed DRI Review Initiation Request, the RDC (and GRTA if applicable) will respond in writing to the submitting local government. If the form contains complete information, the RDC (and GRTA if applicable) will respond with a Completeness Certification letter, which will signal the official beginning of the DRI Regional Review process. If the form does not contain all required information, the local government will be so notified.
  • Within GRTA’s jurisdiction, the official review process will not start until both agencies issue a Completeness Certification.
  • At the same time the Completeness Certification is mailed, the RDC will mail a DRI Preliminary Report and Request for Comments to the appropriate government agencies and interested parties for review.
  • The RDC then has 30 days to complete a Public Finding of whether or not the proposed DRI is considered to be in the best interest of the state. The RDC has 45 days if the finding will be not in the best interest of the state.
  • All comments and findings are provided to the submitting local government and all other parties involved.
NOTE: This web site is designed to provide you the appropriate forms based on the county you select. However, please note that the local government is responsible for submitting all forms related to DRI review, and for the accuracy of the information submitted on all forms. If a project is to be located in more than one jurisdiction and, in total, the project meets or exceeds a DRI threshold, the local government in which the largest portion of the project is to be located is responsible for initiating the DRI review process. When submitting forms relating to DRI review, local governments should refer to both the Rules for the DRI Process 110-12-3 and the DRI Tiers and Thresholds established by DCA.