Water Quality Permits

Stormwater runoff from land and impervious areas such as paved streets, parking lots, and building rooftops during rainfall and snow events often contain pollutants that could adversely affect water quality.  National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits are required for storm water discharges to surface waters from construction and industrial activities and municipalities if stormwater from rain or snow melt leaves your site through a "point source" and reaches surface waters either directly or through storm drainage.  A point source is a natural or human-made conveyance of water through such things as pipes, culverts, ditches, catch basins, or any other type of channel.

Fees

The fees for new stormwater applications are currently $1990, which includes the $981 application fee and $1,009 first annual fee. Both the application and first annual fee must be included with the application materials. An annual fee will be assessed each year coverage is maintained. The exception is small lot 1200-C registrations, which have a one-time cost of $288. If you are applying for a construction stormwater registration and a dewatering plan is required as part of the application materials, an additional plan review fee of $616 may be assessed.
 

A Land Use Compatibility Statement (LUCS) signed by the local land use authority must also be submitted with a new application, unless otherwise noted. 

For renewal applications, submittal of a LUCS is only required if major changes have been made at the facility or if there is no LUCS on file with DEQ.

For more information:

  • Contact the Water Quality Permit Coordinator in the DEQ regional office nearest you
  • See Permit Fees Frequently Asked Questions - Answers to your billing questions
Important: Permit copies available for download below are for reference purposes only.  An application must be submitted to the Oregon DEQ for coverage under the general National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System stormwater discharge permits.  Applicants receive a signed copy of the permit when coverage is issued.
 

Application and renewal forms

​NPDES General Stormwater Discharge Permits

1200-A Permit

1200-A New permit registration application forms
Contact DOGAMI at 541-967-2039 except for asphalt batch plants:

Fee range

Please see Table 70G for application and annual fees. Activity and other fees may apply.

Permit registration renewal application forms

Fee Range

No fees required at time of renewal.

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Contact DEQ by email with questions or comments regarding the 1200-A renewal

​NPDES General Stormwater Discharge Permits

 

Construction activities - one acre or more

Permit registration application forms

Fee Range
  • Please see Table 70G for application and annual fees.
Permit registration renewal application forms
  • Not available
Fee range
  • No fees required at time of renewal.

 

Construction activities - common lot development, less than one acre

Permit registration application forms 

Fee range

  • Please see Table 70G for application and annual fees. Activity and other fees may apply.

Permit registration renewal application forms

  • Not available

Fee range

  • No fees required at time of renewal.

NPDES General Stormwater Discharge Permits

1200-CN

  • Contact local jurisdiction
​Construction - Government agencies responsible for activities that disturb one acre or more
Note:  1200-CA is no longer available for new applicants. Please use the 1200-C instead.
NPDES General Stormwater Discharge Permits
Industrial - See description for 1200-Z; for facilities in Columbia Slough watershed
1200-COLSB

Permit Registration Application Forms
  • Use 1200-Z forms

​NPDES General Stormwater Discharge Permits
Industrial - SIC codes: 10, 12, 13, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 5015, 5093, 5171; Landfills, land app. sites; steam electric power generating (includes coal/hogged fuel handling); Hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities

1200-Z

Permit registration application forms

Note: This permit does not cover SIC 2491 Wood Preserving. These facilities must apply for individual NPDES permit. See Industrial Permit Applications and Fees.

Fee range
  • Please see Table 70G for application and annual fees. Activity and other fees may apply.
Permit registration renewal application form
Fee range
  • No fees required at time of renewal.
​NPDES Individual Stormwater Discharge Permits
Municipalities with populations greater than 100,000

NEW Permit Registration Application Forms
  • Not available
Fee Range
  • Please see Table 70C for application and annual fees.

Population, pretreatment, technical activities and other fees may apply.

Permit Registration RENEWAL Application Forms
  • Not available
Fee Range
  • Please see Table 70C for application and annual fees.

​NPDES Individual Stormwater Discharge Permits

Municipalities with populations less than 100,000
 
Permit registration application forms
Fee Range
  • Please see Table 70G (4000-MS4) for application and annual fees.
  • Population (Table 70I), pretreatment, technical activities and other fees may apply
Permit Registration RENEWAL Application Forms
  • Not available
Fee Range
  • Major: N/A
  • Minor: $1,649