How to Apply for a Permit
|There are four types of permits available to conduct work in waters of the state: |
Individual Permits (IPs) are issued for projects that:
IP applicants use the Joint Permit Application. The processing timeline is up to 120 days.
- Have more than minimal adverse effects to waterways and wetlands
- Are more complicated and often involve more than one removal-fill activity
- May involve a substantial mitigation obligation
- Do not qualify for any of the General Authorizations or General Permits
General Authorizations (GAs) are an expedited process for nine specific types of removal-fill activities that have minimal adverse effects on wetlands and waterways:
GA applicants use the General Authorization Notification Form. The processing timeline is up to 30 days.
- Certain Minimal Disturbance Activities within Essential Salmon Habitat (ESH)
- Piling Placement and Removal within ESH
- Temporary Impacts to Non-Tidal Wetlands
- Waterway Bank Stabilization
- Certain Transportation-Related Activities
- Removing and Disposing of Sediment Behind Tidegates and within Hydraulically Closed Perimeters
- Waterway Habitat Restoration
- Wetland Ecosystem Restoration
- Recreational Placer Mining
General Permits (GPs) authorize a group of activities that are substantially similar in nature, recurring or ongoing, and have predictable effects and outcomes. There are currently three GPs available for use by the public:
GP applicants use the Joint Permit Application. The processing timeline is up to 40 days.
- Transportation-Related Structures
- Minor Removal-Fill Impacts to Certain Non-Tidal Wetlands
- Impacts to Vernal Pool Wetlands and Other Waters of the State in Jackson County, Oregon
Emergency Permits (EPs) are rapid-approval authorizations for emergencies that pose a direct threat to human health, safety or substantial property, and where prompt removal-fill action is required to address the threat.
EP applicants use the Emergency Permit Application. Approval is given as quickly as possible in emergency situations.
Removal-Fill Guide: Chapter 5 – How to Apply for a Permit