As a precautionary response to COVID-19, Ohio EPA is currently operating with most staff working remotely. If you are working with our staff on a current project and you know the name of the employee you are working with, email them at or call them directly. The Agency website has contact information for every district, division, and office. In order to reach us, please contact Ohio EPA’s main phone line at (614) 644-3020 or the main line for the division or office you are trying to reach.

After March 23, our district offices and Central Office will be temporarily closed and will have increasingly limited ability to receive deliveries, plans, etc. All entities are encouraged to submit plans, permit applications, etc., electronically where there are existing avenues to do so, such as the eBusiness Center (eBiz). Please refer to the list of available services on the main eBiz webpage. We encourage you to make use of all that apply, even if you have not used eBiz in the past. Plans under 25 MB can be emailed. For large plans over 25 MB, entities should work with the reviewer/division to upload via LiquidFiles. Directions for submitting docs via LiquidFiles is available on YouTube. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you in advance for your understanding.

To report a spill or environmental emergency, contact the spill hotline (800) 282-9378 or (614) 224-0946

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Learn the Lingo Winter 2017

Ohio EPA’s eBusiness Center — Ohio EPA's eBusiness Center (eBiz) is a secure portal for the regulated community and consultants to electronically complete and file Ohio EPA-related reports and permit applications. Phone: (877) 372-2499 (1-877-EPA-BIZZ). Hours of live support: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. weekdays, except  state holidays.

National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) — This permit program addresses water pollution by regulating point sources that discharge  pollutants to waters of the United States. Created in 1972 by the Clean Water Act, U.S. EPA delegates program responsibilities such as permitting,  administrative and enforcement aspects to state governments.

Surface Water Tracking, Reporting and Electronic Application Management System (STREAMS) — This is a secure electronic service available through Ohio EPA’s eBusiness Center for submitting various Division of Surface Water (DSW) permit applications and fee payments, conducting permit approvals and for various compliance and reporting tasks.