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 firstname.lastname@epa.ohio.gov 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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In July 2016 through the Agency’s eBusiness Center (eBiz), Ohio EPA’s Division of Surface Water began providing online options to submit National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit applications, permit modifications and other reports. The Surface Water Tracking, Reporting and Electronic Application Management System (STREAMS) has 17 Notice-of-Intent (NOI) electronic applications for coverage under a master general permit and additional electronic forms for general permit-specific co-permittee and individual construction lot coverage. eBusiness Center also provides applications for notice-of-termination, transfers and no-exposure certificate applications.

Through STREAMS, entities can conveniently interface with application forms, make electronic submissions and track their application status. The system uses smart forms to ensure minimum requirements are met for formatting and completeness. As you work through the form, only the required sections of the application are made available based on how you have populated the application. This streamlines the permit application process.

If you are submitting a renewal application, the form will be pre-populated from your previous application and you will only need to make the necessary changes and updates. Upon submission, you are immediately emailed an invoice for any fees. You can submit payment through the electronic payment (e-Pay) service. You can also submit permit-required reports through the new system.

For more information, guidance and list of forms available through STREAMS, go to the DSW eBiz Services webpage. Please contact Jamie Roberts in DSW at james.roberts@epa.ohio.gov or (614) 644-2054 with questions.