The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District (Corps), and the Oregon Department of State Lands (DSL) jointly welcome prospective Clean Water Act § 404 and Removal-Fill permit applicants to meet with the agencies as part of regularly scheduled interagency pre-application meetings. The meetings supplement existing pre-application coordination led by the Corps and DSL.
The pre-application process is intended for non-routine permit evaluations that may be large, complex, or controversial in nature. The intent of the meetings is to provide meaningful comment and feedback to prospective applicants early in the permitting process, to help them most effectively prepare permit applications and address agency concerns.
On the third Wednesday of each month, from 1 to 2 p.m, participating state and federal agencies will meet with a prospective applicant to discuss their proposed project, provide feedback, and share information.
The meetings are designed to assess draft information, and prospective attendees are asked to provide basic project information, in the form of responses to a standard set of questions, at least two weeks prior to the meeting.
Meeting locations and dates for 2016
- January 20 – Corps office - Portland, 333 1st Ave.
- February 17 – DSL office - Salem, 775 Summer St. NE, Suite 100
- March 16 – DEQ office - Portland, 700 NE Multnomah St., Suite 600
- April 20 – Corps office - Portland, 333 1st Ave.
- May 18 – DSL office - Salem, 775 Summer St. NE, Suite 100
- June 15 – DEQ office - Portland, 700 NE Multnomah St., Suite 600
- July 20 – Corps office - Portland, 333 1st Ave.
- August 17 – DSL office - Salem, 775 Summer St. NE, Suite 100
- September 21 – DEQ office - Portland, 700 NE Multnomah St., Suite 600
- October 19 – Corps office - Portland, 333 1st Ave.
- November 16 – DSL office - Salem, 775 Summer St. NE, Suite 100
- December 21 – DEQ office - Portland, 700 NE Multnomah St., Suite 600
Note: Meetings may be relocated to Salem, Eugene, or elsewhere if appropriate for specific prospective projects.
Frequently Asked Questions
Meeting materials and important documents
A packet of materials is available for applicants’ review and use before the pre-application meeting. The packet contains FAQs, a how-to guide to prepare for the meeting, a project screening matrix, and a list of input questions and other required information to complete before the meeting is held.
Prospective applicants interested in the formal pre-meeting should work with their contacts at the Corps and DSL, and review the online project screening tools (the packet) before requesting time at a monthly meeting.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Portland District
Oregon Department of State Lands
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
U.S. EPA – Region 10 Oregon Operations Office
NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development
For more information, please contact:
Eric Metz, Oregon Department of State Lands, Aquatic Resource Management Program
Phone: 503-400-4397 (Salem)
Jamie Davis, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District (Portland HQ office)
Counties: Baker, Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Gilliam, Grant, Hood River, Jefferson, Lincoln, Malheur, Marion, Morrow, Multnomah, Polk, Sherman, Tillamook, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, Wasco, Washington, Wheeler, Yamhill
Teena Monical, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District
Counties: Linn, Benton, Lane, Coos, Crook, Curry, Douglas, Jackson, Josephine, Deschutes, Klamath, Lake, Harney