Water Quality Permits

Engineering plans and specifications for proposed construction, installation, or modification of wastewater disposal systems, treatment works, sewerage systems or common sewers must be submitted to the Department of Environmental Quality for review and approval  prior to construction, except where exempted. This is required under Oregon Revised Statutes 468B.055. Oregon Administrative Rules Chapter 340 Division 52 Section 0015 contains detailed plan submittal requirements. OAR 340-052 Appendix A and Appendix B contain requirements for gravity sewerage systems and sewerage pumping stations, respectively.

Submitting wastewater reports and plans for approval

Please send these plans and specifications, along with payment, to the engineer who serves the Region the project will be built in. See the list below.
All submittals for final plan review also require a Land Use Compatibility Statement (LUCS) signed by the local land use authority, and payment of a DEQ Technical Activities fee.  Scroll to Table 70 F to find the appropriate fee for your submittal. DEQ may invoice the system owner if the fee is not attached to the submittal.

DEQ wastewater plan review engineers

Eastern Region

Baker, Crook, Deschutes, Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Hood River, Jefferson, Klamath, Lake, Malheur, Morrow, Sherman, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, Wasco, and Wheeler counties

Wastewater Engineer: Todd Hesse
475 NE Bellevue , Suite 110
Bend, OR 97701


Northwest Region

Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Multnomah, Tillamook, and Washington counties
Wastewater Engineer: Michael Pinney
PE – 700 NE Multnomah Ave. Suite 600
Portland OR 97232

Western Region

Benton, Coos, Curry, Douglas, Jackson, Josephine, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Polk and Yamhill counties

Wastewater Treatment Engineers:

Jonathan Gasik, MS, PE (Douglas County and south) 
221 Stewart Ave., Suite 201
Medford, OR 97501

Timothy C. McFetridge, PE (Lane County and north)
4026 Fairview Industrial Dr.
Salem, OR 97302

Wastewater Collection System / Pump Station Engineer:
Tim Caire, PE, PMP
165 East 7th Ave., Suite 100
Eugene, OR 97401

Plan review guidelines