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The Ohio EPA’s eBusiness Center is a secure portal for online business services. This portal is the entry point for the regulated community and consultants to electronically complete and file reports and permit applications. Authorized users are able to update their facility and contact information directly. You can access Ohio EPA’s eBusiness Center at ebiz.epa.ohio.gov.
Facts and Frequently Asked Questions
Create Your User Account
If you would like to use Air Services to view, prepare, or submit information for any facility, you must gain access to your facility data. In addition, if you are in a position where you have staff or a consultant you would like to delegate access in order for them to perform any of those functions; you must also set up your account and access privileges to do so. The first step is to go to https://ebiz.epa.ohio.gov and click the "Create New Account..." link. Then follow the instructions.
Request Your PIN
PIN stands for "Personal Identification Number" which is simply an electronic signature of the person who applied for the PIN; no one has it except you. You will need a Personal Identification Number (PIN) if you will be performing either of the following functions: (1) Submitting information to Ohio EPA; or (2) Managing access for the users that will need privileges to view, prepare or submit information for your facility. You will start the PIN application electronically via the eBusiness Center. It will then be printed, signed, notarized, and mailed in to the Agency. A PIN will be mailed to you, you then will return to the eBusiness Center to activate it and you'll then be good to go. This PIN will represent your legal signature and will not only be used for the Division of Air Pollution Control, but will be your PIN that you will use for any Division that you conducts business with via the eBusiness Center (i.e., eDMR).
At least one person at a facility must have privileges that require a PIN before anyone can begin preparing or viewing information for the facility. Put simply, if you will only be preparing applications and reports prior to submittal, you do not need a PIN. However, you cannot gain access to any facility data, unless a Responsible Official with a PIN (or a person authorized to manage access to Air Services for the facility, see below) has access to the facility data and delegates access to you.
NOTE: It will take up to 5 days for a PIN to be assigned and mailed to you, plan ahead.
In order to protect your data we are requiring users to complete an online form to gain access to any facility data. To get into the Air Services software and accesss your account, (you) need to gain access to your facility data by either being delegated a role, or by signing up for the Certify/Submit/Manage Access (CSMA) role via the eBusiness Center. Ohio EPA grants the first CSMA role for each facility. That first person must meet certain regulatory criteria. Click on one of the following links to review the appropriate Air Services Role Decision Diagrams: Title V Facility or non-Title V and Synthetic Minor Facility. This should help you determine which path you should take to establish access to your facility information. Once the request has been granted it will indicate such in the eBusiness Center and an e-mail notification will be sent to the account holder.
There are two levels of facility data access currently available:
The process by which eBusiness Center users are assigned the privileges of Certify/Submit/Manage Access or Preparer/Reviewer is called Delegation Management. Once the Responsible Official obtains access to your facility data, he/she can delegate data access privileges via the simple to use eBusiness Center Delegation Management features. The person(s) to whom you are delegating must already have established an account in the eBusiness Center.
We want you to be able to use this software without needing in-depth training. We have developed a thorough online help resource. However, if you find after exploring this new system that you do need training, we post training dates/topics as demand dictates. We will notify all registered Air Services when dates are available. You can check on upcoming training dates and see video of previous sessions by reviewing Answer Place ID 1642 (click here to go directly to the topic).
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