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Water Quality Fees 2024

Proposed rule

Rulemaking contact: Jason Simpson, 503-995-4054

The Water Quality Division is proposing to increase water quality permit, license, and certification fees by up to 3% in 2024 for fiscal year 2025, as provided in ORS 468B.051. The amount of the increase may not exceed the anticipated increase in the cost of administering the program or 3%, whichever is lower.

In addition to the 3% fee increase, the Onsite Septic Program is proposing a one-time fee increase of approximately 14% to fund resource enhancements authorized by the 2023 Legislature in Policy Option Package 123.

​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.

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