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. If you wish to send hard copies of documents to any of Ohio EPA’s district offices, the best method to ensure we receive these documents is to send them via U.S. Mail. Since all offices are closed, deliveries outside of U.S. Mail (FedEx, UPS) will likely be returned because the offices are closed and deliveries cannot be made.

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

Individual Wastewater Discharge Permits

Permit Issuance Notification


STREAMS application system is now available!

Access electronic versions of the below hard copy forms through your Ohio EPA eBusiness Center account and submit electronically. Benefits include a much easier form and streamlined experience with pre-populated form information, field validation to ensure a complete application, one-click submission with no hard copies to mail, both paper check and ePAY options, and fast and efficient Agency review/issuance. Visit DSW's Electronic Business Services website for more information, quick guides, and technical assistance contacts.

*** JULY 1, 2019 ELECTRONIC SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENT ***

NPDES Individual application paper forms are still currently accepted through the mail, although beginning July 1, 2019 these forms will be required to be submitted electronically through the Ohio EPA eBusiness Center and STREAMS service. NPDES General Permit application forms have been required to be submitted electronically since 2016.

PLEASE NOTE : Consultants CANNOT PIN (i.e., electronically sign) applications on behalf of their clients. Consultants can COMPLETE and SAVE an application then DELEGATE it to their client to PIN and submit. This can be completed within minutes though -- see the one-page walkthrough guide to make this simple for the client.

SB1 Capability Study to Reduce Phosphorus

If you have any questions about the Individual NPDES Permit Program, see the NPDES Permit Program Contacts page.