Water Quality Permits

DEQ issues 401 certifications for hydroelectric projects and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission administers the federal licensing process. The water quality certification typically includes operating conditions designed to ensure project operations will not violate water quality standards.

DEQ coordinates the section 401 certification licensing process with Oregon's hydroelectric water rights program administered by the Oregon Water Resources Department and conducted independently under the state's administrative rules (OAR 340-048).
 

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Draft 401 Hydropower Certifications

Removal of Lower Klamath Project – FERC Project No. 14803

Final 401 Hydropower Certifications

Bull Run Hydroelectric Project - FERC Project No. 477

Bull Run Reservoir #2 Hydroelectric Project - FERC Project No. 2821

Carmen-Smith Hydroelectric Project - FERC Project No. 2242

Dorena Dam Hydroelectric Project - FERC Project No. 11945

Mason Dam Hydroelectric Project - FERC Project No. 12686

North Umpqua Hydroelectric Project - FERC Project No. 1927

Opal Springs Hydroelectric Project

PacifiCorp Energy Prospect Nos. 1,2 and 4 Hydroelectric Project FERC Project No. 2630

Pelton-Round Butte Hydroelectric Project - FERC Project No. 2030

PGE Clackamas Hydroelectric Project - FERC Project No. 2195

Wallowa Falls Hydroelectric Project-FERC Project No. 308

Willamette Falls Hydroelectric Project - FERC Project No. 2233