Electronic Business Services

Ohio EPA Division of Surface Water Electronic Business Services features advanced solutions for submitting monitoring data, permit applications, annual reports, and transferring fast and secure fee payments.

Electronic environmental data submittals streamline previous paper submissions while improving business workflows for Agency staff and external customers.

STREAMS

ePAY

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.

The Electronic Discharge Monitoring Reporting (eDMR) system is a web-based service utilized to submit required monitoring data. eDMR is accessible via the Ohio EPA eBusiness Center, a secure portal for online business services since 2007. eDMR has created efficiencies for both the regulated community and Ohio EPA by improving data entry submissions and compliance measures.

As of 2017, 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 -- over 4.4 million data points annually.

To access or create a personal account, visit the Ohio EPA eBusiness Center.

Electronic Signature (PIN)

All users who need to submit data must apply for a PIN (personal identification number). This PIN represents the account holders legal electronic signature and is equivalent to the account holder's wet ink signature. You can apply for a PIN through the eBusiness Center. Click here for more information. 

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.

Preliminary Compliance Reports (PCR)

A PCR is an overnight notice of any compliance issues with your report submittal. Click here for assistance if you have received one.

Reference Documents

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.

General STREAMS Guidance

Personal Dashboard Walkthrough

A 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 online. A PIN is required to submit within the Ohio EPA eBusiness Center.

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.

Permit Application Guidance

Report Forms



The Ohio EPA eBusiness Center now features ePayment. ePay is s secure service that eBusiness Center users to easily pay fees online with a credit card or electronic check.

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.

ePay Walkthrough

ePay Service Walkthrough

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

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.

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

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.

http://epa.ohio.gov/ddagw/opcert.aspx#111264998-ebusiness-center-

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
Whitney.Works@epa.ohio.gov
Phone: (614) 644-2135

Jamie Roberts
Data Systems Analyst
James.Roberts@epa.ohio.gov
Phone: (614) 644-2054

Bob Ward
Manager of Information Resource Mngt.
Robert.Ward@epa.ohio.gov
Phone: (614) 721-8800

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