Water Quality Permits

Beginning Sept. 30, 2021, you can start setting up your YDO account to submit UIC rule authorization applications, UIC permit applications, and pay invoices related to applications and annual fees. Visit Your DEQ Online Help page to learn more, access training materials and see the upcoming schedule of live training webinars on how to register with YDO.​

About Un​​derground Injection Control Program​

DEQ's Underground Injection Control Program is responsible for regulating the construction, operation, permitting, and closure of injection wells that place fluids underground for storage or disposal. This site provides information for owners and operators of injection wells on how to safely operate injection wells to prevent contamination of underground drinking water resources.

How to stay informed

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Send or email your name and address to receive postal mail notices about the UIC WPCF permit templates to:

UIC Program
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
700 NE Multnomah St., Suite 600
Portland, OR 97232


For questions about UIC applications please contact the UIC Program via email at: UIC@deq.state.or.us, or call the UIC Permit Coordinator at 503-229-5623.


For technical UIC- related questions please contact:

For questions about policy and program development please contact:

Derek Sandoz
UIC Program Coordinator

If you need assistance in person, please contact us in advance using the information provided above to make an appointment. Meeting in person will not expedite the application review process. 
We cannot accommodate "drop-ins" without appointments.