Water Quality Permits

DEQ's Underground Injection Control Program is responsible for regulating the construction, operation, permitting, and closure of injection wells that place fluids underground for storage or disposal. This site provides information for owners and operators of injection wells on how to safely operate injection wells to prevent contamination of underground drinking water resources.
 

How to stay informed

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Send or email your name and address to receive postal mail notices about the UIC WPCF permit templates to:

UIC Program
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
700 NE Multnomah St., Suite 600
Portland, OR 97232

​Contact information

For questions about UIC applications please contact the UIC Program via email at: uic@deq.state.or.us, or call the Water Quality Permit Coordinator at 503-229-5623.

 
For technical UIC related questions please contact:
 
Phil Richerson
UIC Senior Hydrogeologist
541-278-4604

For questions about policy and program development please contact:
 

Derek Sandoz 
UIC Program Coordinator
503-229-5099

If you need assistance in person, please contact us in advance using the information provided above to make an appointment. Meeting in person will not expedite the application review process. 
 
We cannot accommodate "drop-ins" without appointments.