Adopted rule

Administrative Order No.  DEQ 193-2018
Filed and effective Sept. 17, 2018
View Oregon Bulletin, October 2018

Michele Martin, 503-229-5103

This fee update will provide necessary funding for DEQ resources under the authority of ORS 468B.051 and the Legislatively Adopted Budget for 2017-19. The timing of this fee update will coincide with the 2018 Water Quality fee invoicing period to secure partial funding for the Legislatively Adopted Budget that provides for the current position and the approved new positions.
The rulemaking has four main elements:
  1. This funding restores the single, statewide position in the municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4) permits program and one new position to support program activities (POP #120 of the 2017-19 Legislatively Adopted Budget).
  2. The funding establishes four new positions to support wastewater and stormwater permit issuance and oversight by performing essential administrative and information management functions (POP #125 of the 2017-19 Legislatively Adopted Budget).
  3. It implements the ORS 468B.051 fees for a water quality permit annual increase for program administration.
  4. It provides for rule changes to OAR 340-45 to clarify and simply wording.

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Meeting 1

Thursday, April 12, 2018; 9:30 am
DEQ Headquarters, 700 Multnomah St. NE, Room 710
Portland, OR 97232

Meeting 1 agenda

Meeting call-in number: 888-363-4734
Participant code: 1910322

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 Please notify DEQ of any special physical or language accommodations or if you need information in large print, Braille or another format. To make these arrangements, contact DEQ, Portland, at 503-229-5696 or call toll-free in Oregon at 1-800-452-4011, ext. 5696; fax to 503-229-6762; or email to Hearing impaired persons may call 711.

​Public Involvement

View comment
The comment period closed at 4 p.m. on June 22, 2018
Public Notice package
Includes invitation to comment, notice, proposed rules and any supporting documents.

Public hearing

Monday, June 18, 2018 at 1 p.m.

DEQ Headquarters
700 NE Multnomah Street, Suite 600
Portland, OR 97232-4100

EQC action

The EQC adopted the proposed rules on Sept. 13, 2018