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Water Quality Fees 2023

Adopted rule

Administrative Order No.: DEQ-12-2023
Filed: Sept. 13, 2023
Effective: Nov. 1, 2023

See Oregon Bulletin, October 2023

Rulemaking contact: Jason Simpson, 503-995-4054

This rulemaking is to update water quality permit fees for Chapter 340 of the Oregon Administrative Rules divisions 045 and 071. The proposed rule amendments are to increase water quality fees by three percent or less in 2023 for fiscal year 2024, as provided in ORS 468B.051. These fees apply to National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permits and Water Pollution Control Facility permits.

DEQ is convening an advisory committee to review the technical issues and fiscal impacts related to the proposed rules. In convening this committee, DEQ has appointed members that reflect the range of entities that are both directly and indirectly affected by proposed changes to the rules.

Public involvement

The comment period closed on July 21, 2023 at 4 p.m.

For more information, see the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, which includes the notice and proposed rules.

Public hearing

DEQ held one public hearing on July 17, 2023. 

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EQC action

At the 426th Oregon Environmental Quality Commission meeting on May 19, 2023, the Environmental Quality Commission authorized delegation to Director Leah Feldon for the 2023 Water Quality Fee rulemaking. Director Feldon approved adopting these rules on Sept. 5, 2023.