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Removal-Fill Pre-Application Meetings

T​he 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 2015

  • January 21 – Portland, 2020 SW 4th Ave., Suite 400
  • February 18 – Portland, 333 SW 1st Ave., 8th floor 
  • March 18 – Salem, 775 Summer St NE, Suite 100
  • April 15 – Portland, 805 SW Broadway, Suite 500
  • May 20 – Portland, 2020 SW 4th Ave., Suite 400
  • June 17 – Portland, 333 SW 1st Ave., 8th floor 
  • July 15 – Portland, 805 SW Broadway, Suite 500
  • August 19 – Salem, 775 Summer St NE, Suite 100
  • September 16 – Portland, 700 NE Multnomah Street
  • October 21 – Portland, 333 SW 1st Ave., 8th floor
  • November 18 – Salem, 775 Summer St NE, Suite 100
  • December 16 – Portland, 700 NE Multnomah Street, 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. 

Participating agencies

  • 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: 503-986-5266 (Salem)
Email: eric.metz@state.or.us

Michael Turaski, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District
Phone: 503-808-4381
Email: Michael.R.Turaski@usace.army.mil
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
hone: 541-465-6877
Email: Teena.G.Monical@usace.army.mil
Counties: Linn, Benton, Lane, Coos, Crook, Curry, Douglas, Jackson, Josephine, Deschutes, Klamath, Lake, Harney​