Water Quality Permits

For dredging projects

  • Portland Sediment Evaluation Team Memorandum
    Any project that involves dredging, dam removal, or any other kind of discharge of sediment will require coordination with the PSET team. DEQ will require a copy of the PSET memorandum prior to issuance. Protocols for sediment characterization and chemical analysis have been developed by a multi-agency workgroup led by the USACE; DEQ is a member of this group.

For projects that add or redevelop impervious surfaces

Oregon Administrative Rules

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Natural Resource Conservation Service

Oregon Department of State Lands

Program contacts

Program Coordinator

Nationwide certifications

Individual certifications


Map of DEQ Offices