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Water Quality Fees 2024

Adopted rule

Administrative Order No. DEQ-11-2024 and DEQ-12-2024
Filed: July 15, 2024
Effective: Aug. 1, 2024 and Nov. 1, 2024
See Oregon Bulletin, August 2024

Rulemaking contact: Jason Simpson, 503-995-4054

The Environmental Quality Commission adopted rules 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 proposed a one-time fee increase of approximately 14% to fund resource enhancements authorized by the 2023 Legislature in Policy Option Package 123.

​DEQ convened 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 at 4 p.m. on May 23, 2024.

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

Public hearing 

A public hearing was held on May 15, 2024

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EQC action

The Environmental Quality Commission adopted these rules at its meeting on March 21, 2024.

Item A: Water Quality Permitting Fees Rulemaking