DEQ issues decision on Jordan Cove water quality certification
On May 6, 2019, DEQ issued a decision on Jordan Cove’s application for a Section 401 Water Quality Certification. The certification is required for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to issue permits for the project.
DEQ’s decision is to deny the requested certification at this time. However, DEQ’s action is being made “without prejudice.” This means that the applicant may reapply for the certification, and submit additional information that could result in a different decision.
Recognition for Onsite, Air Quality Monitoring
The Office of the Public Records Advocate ecently honored 11 state employees who "upheld not only the letter but also the spirit of Oregon's public records law by providing exemplary service to requestors. Employees in two DEQ programs, Onsite and Air Quality Monitoring, were recognized. The recipients were nominated by government leaders, members of the public, or members of the media and were recognized with a letter of congratulations from Governor Kate Brown.