Rulemaking

Proposed rulemaking

Rulemaking contact: Krista Ratliff, 541-633-2033

DEQ is undergoing a rulemaking to renew Oregon’s industrial stormwater permit, officially called the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Stormwater Discharge General Permit No. 1200-Z. This permit regulates stormwater discharges from industrial facilities that may reach Oregon waterways, directly or through conveyance system such as ditches or storm drains. The permit currently covers over 830 industrial facilities in Oregon.
 
DEQ is working with an advisory committee of technical experts to investigate the feasibility of putting new limits on certain contaminants. DEQ will also evaluate if it’s feasible to set discharge limits based on impaired waterbodies. DEQ intends to have a proposed draft permit for public comment in fall 2020 with the goal of issuing a revised final permit by March 20, 2021.

Meeting 1

May 7, 2019, 10:15 - 3 p.m.;

DEQ Headquarters, Room 710,
700 NE Multnomah St., 6th Floor reception,
Portland, OR 97232

​Advisory committee meetings are open to the public. The public may attend the meeting, but the committee has discretion whether to allow the public to participate in the meeting. The public will be able to comment on the proposed rule changes during the public notice and comment period later in the rulemaking. DEQ publishes meeting notices on http://www.oregon.gov/deq/Pages/Events.aspx. DEQ can provide documents in an alternate format or in a language other than English upon request. Call DEQ at 800-452-4011 or email deqinfo@deq.state.or.us.

Public involvement

See advisory commitee information below.
 

EQC Action

This meeting has not yet be scheduled.