Stormwater runoff from land and impervious areas such as paved streets, parking lots, and building rooftops during rainfall and snow events often contain pollutants that could adversely affect water quality. National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits are required for storm water discharges to surface waters from construction and industrial activities and municipalities if stormwater from rain or snow melt leaves your site through a "point source" and reaches surface waters either directly or through storm drainage. A point source is a natural or human-made conveyance of water through such things as pipes, culverts, ditches, catch basins, or any other type of channel.
The fees for new stormwater applications are currently $2,130, which includes the $1,050 application fee and $1,080 first annual fee. Both the application and first annual fee must be included with the application materials. An annual fee will be assessed each year coverage is maintained. The exception is small lot 1200-C registrations, which have a one-time cost of $308. If you are applying for a construction stormwater registration and a dewatering plan is required as part of the application materials, an additional plan review fee of $659 may be assessed.
A Land Use Compatibility Statement (LUCS) signed by the local land use authority must also be submitted with a new application unless otherwise noted.
For renewal applications, submittal of a LUCS is only required if major changes have been made at the facility or if there is no LUCS on file with DEQ.
For more information contact the Water Quality Permit Coordinator in the DEQ regional office nearest you.
Application and renewal forms
: Permit copies available for download below are for reference purposes only
. An application must be submitted to the Oregon DEQ for coverage under the general National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System stormwater discharge permits. Applicants receive a signed copy of the permit when coverage is issued.