Water Quality Permits

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.
 

Rule Authorization / Annual fees increase

Underground Injection Control rule authorization application and annual fees increased on July 1, 2019. These funds will help support the UIC Program, which regulates UICs in order to prevent contamination of groundwater, a key source of drinking water in Oregon. You can view the current fees in Table 70I. This increase applies only to UICs Authorized by Rule and the fee per UIC in the 1200-U UIC General Permit. If you have any questions, please contact the UIC program at: UIC@deq.or.us. A summary of the fee increases is below:  
​Past Fee ​New Fee
(effective July 1 2019)
​Rule Authorization
​Low Risk (triplex or smaller roof runoff only) ​​$100 ​​$107
​Medium Risk (small parking lots, less than 1,000 vehicle trips per day) ​$125 ​$134
​High Risk (greater than 1,000 vehicle trips per day and/or hazardous materials stored on site) ​$300 (application)
$100 (annual fee)
​$321 (application)
$107 (annual fee)
​Non-Stormwater Injection (aquifer storage and recovery, low temperature geothermal) ​$125 ​$134
​UIC Closure/Pre-Closure Notification Fee ​$100 ​$107
1200-U UIC General Permit
Low Risk (triplex or larger roof runoff only)​ ​$100 ​$107
​Medium Risk (small parking lots, less than 1,000 vehicle trips per day) ​$125 ​$134
​High Risk (greater than 1,000 vehicle trips per day and/or hazardous materials stored on site) ​$300 (application)
$100 (annual fee)
​$321 (application)
$107 (annual fee)
 

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

​Contact

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:
 
503-229-5623

For questions about policy and program development please contact:
 

Derek Sandoz 
UIC Program Coordinator
503-229-5099

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.