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.

Contact information

For questions about UIC applications please contact the UIC Program via email at: uic@deq.state.or.us , or call Kate Strohecker at 503-229-5623.
If you need assistance in person, please contact us at the contact information above to make an appointment. 
We cannot accommodate "drop-ins" without appointments.

Derek Sandoz - UIC Program Coordinator
Contact regarding: policy and program development.


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