Adopted rule

Rule contact: Michele Martin 503-229-5103

Under ORS 468B.051, DEQ proposes rule amendments to increase water quality fees for 2019 by three percent above the 2018 fees. These fees apply to National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permits and Water Pollution Control Facility permits.

DEQ needs the fee increase to help account for the anticipated increase in the cost of administering the permit program and to achieve its objectives. DEQ’s objectives are for a sustainable water quality permitting program that issues timely, high quality permits, and that ensures compliance with permit conditions through inspections, enforcement, and reporting to EPA.

​DEQ is conducting a rulemaking advisory committee meeting to review the agency's proposed Fiscal Impact Statement.

Meeting 1

Friday, March 1, 2019; 9:30 a.m.
DEQ Headquarters, 3rd Floor Conference Room
700 NE Multnomah Street, Portland, OR 97232

Meeting call-in number: 8883634734

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

Public comment closed at 4 p.m. on May 17, 2019.
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EQC action

The EQC adopted the proposed rule changes on Sept. 27, 2019