Electronic Business Services

Ohio EPA Division of Surface Water Electronic Business Services features a collaborative group of value-added innovative solutions for reporting monitoring data, submitting a variety of permit applications and reporting forms, and transferring fast and secure fee payments. The electronic submittal of environmental data and information streamlines business workflows for external customers; as well as provides an efficient mechanism for the Agency to provide expedient agency reviews and permit issuance.



Innovative Tools

All Electronic

New Website

The Surface Water Tracking, Reporting, and Electronic Application Management System (STREAMS) makes accessible dozens of previously hardcopy-only permit applications and forms via the Ohio EPA eBusiness Center. The efficient and seamless electronic submittal of these forms will be a value-added service for both the public and Agency staff. Alongside STREAMS sits the Agency’s ePayment service for fast and secure fee payment transactions via credit card or bank account transfer.

STREAMS will provides new or renewing facilities an efficient and innovative means to complete permit applications through the use of smart forms. Upon submittal, the submitted data is immediately loaded into the DSW SWIMS database and immediately available to Agency staff – all occurring with minimal Agency human resources.

The smart forms have built-in formatting and error validation that efficiently minimize the number of erroneous entries maximizing the ability to submit accurate and clean data – all while saving time and resources. By streamlining through electronic means, much less time elapses between the receipt of the application to the time that technical staff can begin their review of the data.

STREAMS has the ability to retrieve yearly data from submitted DMR and efficiently build a quarterly or annual report based on permit requirements. Additionally, the ePayment service allows the applicant to remit payment immediately through the Ohio EPA eBusiness Center.

Click on the STREAMS tab above to view the deployment schedule and the particular forms/reports that will be available in each.

  100% electronic submittals since 2009

Nearly 10,000 active users

Proven success

Cleaner more compliant submittals

Excellent support & guidance

The Electronic Discharge Monitoring Reporting (eDMR) system is an entirely web-based service accessible via most internet browsers through any internet connection and is utilized to submit required monitoring data. eDMR is accessible via the Ohio EPA eBusiness Center which is a secure portal for online business services since 2007. eDMR has created efficiencies for both the regulated community and Ohio EPA by being a trusted, secure, fast, and well-supported system that produces cleaner data and elevated compliance performance levels. As of 2016, more than 10,000 individuals have used eDMR to submit monthly data for over 5,500 different permits – 100% of all permit reporting requirements are submitted through the system.

Electronic Signatures (PINS)

Apply for your PIN through your eBusiness Center account. All users who wish to submit data through the system must apply for this PIN. Click here for details. 

Preliminary Compliance Reports (PCR)

Overnight notice of any compliance issues with your submittal. CLICK HERE for details.

Ohio EPA eBusiness Center

To access or create a personal account, go to Ohio EPA eBusiness Center.

Application Forms

Facility Reports

Fee Payment

All Electronic

STREAMS is a secure service available through the Ohio EPA eBusiness Center and is utilized for submittal of permit applications, submitting instant fee payments, conducting permit approvals, and for various compliance and reporting tasks. It will replace the paper-based permit application process with electronic applications and payments, provides permit approval process status to applicants electronically, and allows permit holders to submit monitoring reports electronically - no paper copies are required to be mailed if forms are submitted electronically via STREAMS.

Complete graphical guidance and walkthrough of STREAMS and all new form are available from the Guidance & Training tab. State-wide training (including 2.0 hour waste water only CEU’s) will be conducted at each Ohio EPA District office will be conducted beginning late 2016 – notice of dates and open registration will be emailed in the coming months to DSW’s current community and advertised on the Guidance/Training tab.

Currently Available Forms

  • General NPDES Applications
    • Bulk Petroleum Fuel Storage Facilities
    • Coal Surface Mining Activities
    • Construction Site Storm Water - Big Darby Creek Watershed
    • Construction Site Storm Water - Olentangy Watershed
    • Construction Site Storm Water
    • Geothermal System Discharges
    • Hydrostatic Test Water
    • Industrial Storm Water
    • Marina Storm Water
    • Non-contact Cooling Water
    • Pesticide Application Discharges
    • Petroleum Related Corrective Action
    • Small MS4
    • Small Sanitary Discharges (No BADCT)
    • Small Sanitary Discharges
    • Temporary Wastewater Discharges
    • Water Treatment Plants
  • Co-permittee Permit Applications
    • Construction and Small MS4 Co-permit
  • Construction Lot Permit Applications
    • Construction Lot permit
  • Other Applications
    • General, Notice of Termination
    • Transfer of Ownership
  • No Exposure Applications
    • No Exposure Certification for Storm Water Permitting
  • Individual NPDES Applications
    • Form 1 – General Information (EPA 3510-1)
    • Form 2A – Publicly Owned Treatment Works (EPA 3510-2B)
    • Form 2B – Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (EPA 3510-2B)
    • Form 2C - Manufacturing, Commercial, Mining & Silvicultural Operations (EPA 3510-2C)
    • Form 2D – Discharge Process Water (EPA 3510-2D)
    • Form 2E – Do Not Discharge Process Water (EPA 3510-2E)
    • Form 2F – Storm Water Industrial Activity (EPA 3510-2F)
    • Form 2S – Sewage Sludge (Biosolids) Treatment (EPA 4497)
    • Application for Modification (EPA 4233)
    • Application for Transfer (EPA 4234)
    • Antidegradation Addendum
  • Pretreatment Applications
    • Indirect Discharge Application (EPA 4223)
    • Indirect Permit Transfer Application (EPA 4116)
  • Various Reports
    • Annual Sewage Sludge Report
    • NPDES Unanticipated Emergency Overflow Report
    • NPDES Non-compliance Report
    • NPDES Compliance Schedule Update Report
    • Pretreatment Program - Quarterly Industrial Users Violation Report Certification
    • NPDES Sanitary Sewer Overflow Annual Report
    • Pretreatment Program - Annual Report
    • Pretreatment Program - Priority Pollutant Report
    • Pretreatment Program - Generic Baseline Monitoring Report (BMR) For Categorical Standards
    • NPDES Biomonitoring Report Form - Acute Toxicity Test
    • NPDES Biomonitoring Report Form - Chronic Toxicity Test
    • NPDES Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Annual Report

Electronic submittal method delayed

    • Household Sewage Treatment Systems (HSTS) General Permit Application


Done !

The Ohio EPA eBusiness Center now features the much anticipated functionality to allow eBusiness Center account holders who possess an Ohio EPA invoice to easily bring up and view the invoice information and electronically pay quickly with a credit card or by debiting a bank account through the Automated Clearing House (ACH) -- all within seconds. ePay provides a more convenient payment method for Ohio EPA’s fee payers and will increases the number of ePay transactions to a level that will increase efficiency at Ohio EPA – all within a efficient & secure transactional environment.

ePayment is currently available for all invoiced fee payments (ex. Annual Discharge Fee, Annual Sludge Fee, Storm Water Annual Discharge Fee) and NPDES Individual and General Permit applications submitted through the eBusiness Center.

Check here for the latest DSW Electronic Business Services user tools as well as information on upcoming training session dates and locations. Trainings can be scheduled at any time at any location. Contact the eDMR administrator if you have questions, run into system problems, are interested in hosting a local training session, or to reserve a seat at a currently scheduled training session.

eDMR Guidance

eDMR All-in-One Document

This document contains everything you need to utilize the eDMR online data submittal system...Remember to Download all Attachments!

Attachment 1

eDMR Graphical Walkthrough:  This "must have" document provides you with screenshots of every step in eDMR from A to Z.

Attachment 2

eDMR User's Guide: This document is a technical in-depth look at the different aspects of e-DMR.

Attachment 3

PIN Application Walkthrough: This document includes screenshots of every step to apply for and activate a PIN.  A new PIN application process is now available allowing the account holder to apply for a PIN, receive a PIN on screen within minutes, and use it immediately with no form, notary, or mailing.

Attachment 4

eDMR Service Activation Walkthrough: This document includes screenshots of every step to add permits to your eDMR account to gain access to the DMR reports.

ePay Guidance

ePay Service Walkthrough

This quick graphical walkthrough document includes screenshots of every step in paying your Ohio EPA fees.

STREAMS Guidance

Personal Dashboard Walkthrough

A complete walkthrough of the STREAMS personal dashboard including adding permits, creating applications, creating reports -- also submitting, saving, editing, deleting, delegating, and printing.

PIN Application Walkthrough

A quick guide to apply for a PIN. A PIN is required to submit within the Ohio EPA eBusiness Center. You can now apply for a PIN, receive it on screen, and activate it within minutes. This PIN can be used immediately. No hard copy form to sign, notarize, or mail!

How to Submit a Delegated Application/Report in STREAMS This quick reference guide is intended to assist a user (Responsible Official) create an eBusiness Center account, obtain a PIN, and Submit an application that has been delegated to their account.

STREAMS All-in-One Graphical User Guide

(437 Pages)

This document contains a complete overview of the entire suite of STREAMS eApplication and reporting forms -- includes: NPDES General Permits, Individual Permits, Indirect Discharge Permits, and various reporting forms. This document is designed for those who are responsible for many different permit types and are looking for a single go-to document to cover all their needs.  If you only need to access a single form, see the below Quick Guides created for each individual application and reporting form type. 

Application Quick Guides

Quick form-specific guidance developed to streamline the STREAMS experience.  Designed for those who have a single permit type and are looking for quick guidance on the specific forms required to complete. If guidance is available below, the form is accessible to submit in your personal Ohio EPA eBusiness Center account. Note: No hard copies are required to be mailed after the electronic submittal!

NPDES General Permits

Notice of Termination Transfer of Ownership

Bulk Petroleum Fuel Storage
Coal Surface Mining Activities

Construction Site Storm Water Geothermal System Discharges

Construction Site SW - Lots Construction Site SW - Copermittee

Hydrostatic Test Water Industrial Storm Water

Marina Storm Water
Non-contact Cooling Water

Pesticide Application Discharges Petroleum Related Corrective Action

Small MS4
Small Sanitary Discharges

Temporary Wastewater Discharges Small Sanitary - No BACT

No Exposure Certification Water Treatment Plants

Bridge Maintenance
NPDES Individual Permits
Individual Permit Applications

Indirect Discharge Permits
Indirect Discharge Applications

Misc. Reporting Forms

Annual Sewage Sludge Report
(Due 3/1/17)

Sanitary Sewer Overflow Annual Report

Non-compliance Report Pretreatment Program - Annual Report

Pretreatment Program - Priority Pollutant Report Form Pretreatment Program - Quarterly Industrial User Violation Report Certification
  Compliance Schedule Update Report
Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Annual Report
(Due April 1, 2017)
  NPDES Biomonitoring Report Form - Acute Toxicity Test NPDES Biomonitoring Report Form - Chronic Toxicity Test  

NPDES Pretreatment Program - Generic Baseline Monitoring Report (BMR) For Categorical Standards NPDES Unanticipated Emergency Overflow Report

Training Sessions

WebEx training sessions will be conducted on the below dates and will provide a very detailed yet compact walkthrough of the application process in STREAMS, be one hour in length, offered at no cost, and eligible for 1.0 CEU.  When registration opens, information will be made available here and an informational email will be sent to current eDMR/STREAMS users with registration details.  Upon registration, you will be emailed the link to the training session shortly after.  To view the WebEx, you'll simply click the link provided to view the presentation on your computer screen -- audio will be through your computer's speakers/headset so no phone number to call into.

  • TBD (~June 2017) - NPDES General Permit NOI - Specific to Industrial Storm Water renewal
  • TBD (~June 2017) - NPDES Individual Permit Applications
  • TBD (~June 2017) - Indirect Discharge Permit Applications

    Completed Sessions

  • 10/4/16 - NPDES General Permit NOI - Tuesday 9-10 AM
  • 10/4/16 - NPDES Individual Permit Apps - Tues 11-12 PM
  • 10/4/16 - Indirect Discharge Permit (IDP) Applications - Tuesday 1-2 PM
  • 10/4/16 - NPDES Individual Permit Applications - Tuesday 2:30-3:30 PM

Statewide STREAMS in-person training is expected to be announced Fall 2016.  Training will be conducted near the end of November at each Ohio EPA district office, be 2.5 hrs in length, include 2.5 CEU's, and offered at no cost.  Registration information will be posted here -- all eDMR submitters will be emailed the schedule.

Conference/Seminar Schedule

  • 5/11/17 - 2017 Ohio Stormwater Conference - Kalahari Resort, Sandusky, OH
  • 3/10/17 - Miami Valley Stormwater Program Seminar - Dayton, OH
  • 2/9/17 - SWOWEA Plant Operations Workshop & Section Meeting - Dayton, OH
  • 11/9/16 - 11/10/16 - Water Mngt. Assoc. of Ohio (WMAO) Fall Conf. - Columbus, OH
  • 10/13/16 - OWEA Southeast Section Meeting, Delaware, OH
  • 08/31/16 - Ohio EPA Compliance Assistance Conference - Columbus, OH
  • 08/03/16 - OTCO Class III & IV Workshop - Deer Creek State Park
  • 07/20/16 - 26th Annual Environmental Permitting in Ohio Conference - Columbus, OH
  • 11/19/15 - SWOWEA Plant Operations Workshop & Section Meeting - Mason, OH
  • 11/05/15 - NEOWEA Supervisors Seminar - Akron, OH
  • 9/28/15-10/1/15 - The 2015 Exchange Network National Meeting – Philadelphia, PA

Reference Documents

Water Quality Certification / Isolated Wetland Permits

Beginning May 12, 2017 the Ohio EPA eBusiness Center will provide applicants the option to prepare and submit applications and pay associated fees online for the following applications: pre-application meetings, 401 water quality certifications, 401 director’s authorizations, and isolated wetland permits.

Visit the Division of Surface Water Quality Certification and Isolated Wetland Permits website at: http://epa.ohio.gov/dsw/401/permitting.aspx

    Quick guides available at the above website include:

Credible Data

The Credible Data Online Application (CDOA) is now accessible online through Ohio EPA's eBusiness Center. Data must be submitted through this system to be officially accepted as credible data, with the exception of Level 3 biological data. Visit the Division of Surface Water Credible Data website at: http://epa.ohio.gov/dsw/credibledata/submission_of_data.aspx

    Quick guides available at the above website include:

Operator Certification / Training Providers

Operators are now able to access their operator profile, update contact information, view completed courses, submit a variety of applications and even pay program fees electronically.

Training Providers are able to update program contact information, apply for courses, upload course schedules and upload course attendance information for operators. Online access to our more popular applications, payments, and features should streamline the paperwork process and provide the most information in the least amount of time to Ohio’s Operators and Training Providers.

These eBusiness Center services are administered by the Division of Drinking and Ground Waters. Visit their site listed below for all the details.


For technical assistance with STREAMS or any of the Division of Surface Water’s Electronic Business Services, contact the system administrator. The IRM Team encourages users to develop a positive working relationship with DSW to streamline efforts and obtain valuable guidance.

The preferred method of communication is via email, as the administrator can send you detailed step-by-step instructions. Most technical assistance requests are resolved within 24 hours, but can take longer if the administrator is out of the office or away from the desk.‚Äč


BUSINESS HOURS: Mon-Fri: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Whitney Works
eDMR/STREAMS Administrator
Phone: (614) 644-2135

Jamie Roberts
Data Systems Analyst
Phone: (614) 644-2054

Bob Ward
Manager of Information Resource Mngt.
Phone: (614) 721-8800

eBusiness Center (PINS & Passwords): (877) 372-2499