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 DEQ for review and approval prior to construction, except where exempted. This is
required by Oregon Revised Statute 468B.055. OAR 340-052-0015
details 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 the following to the DEQ engineer who is assigned to the area of your project:
- Plans and specifications. Note: electronic versions are acceptable.
- Land Use Compatibility Statement, or LUCS, signed by the local land use authority,
along with payment, to the engineer who serves the region where the project will be
built. See the list of engineers below. Note: electronic versions are acceptable.
- DEQ Technical Activities fee in OAR 340-045 Table 70 F. DEQ can invoice the system
owner if that is the owner’s preference.
DEQ wastewater plan review engineers
Baker, Crook, Deschutes, Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Hood River, Jefferson, Klamath, Lake, Malheur, Morrow, Sherman, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, Wasco, and Wheeler counties
Wastewater contact: Justin Sterger
475 NE Bellevue Drive, Suite 110
Bend, OR 97701
Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Multnomah, Tillamook, and Washington counties
Wastewater Engineer: Michael Pinney, PE
700 NE Multnomah Ave. Suite 600
Portland OR 97232
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
165 East 7th Ave., Suite 100
Eugene, OR 97401
Plan review guidelines
DEQ wastewater engineers use the following guidelines to evaluate plans. DEQ advises that the
appropriate DEQ wastewater engineer be consulted prior to plan submittal if a deviation is
desired to avoid additional redesign expenses. Note: this updated (3/1/2021) list contains a
revised guideline for pump station design standards; this newer guide incorporates four previous
guidelines which are no longer listed below (“Design Notes for Air Injection Stations and
Sewage Force Mains”, “Guidelines for Hydrogen Sulfide Tests”, “Guidelines for Writing Pump
Station Operations and Maintenance Manuals”, and “Operations and Maintenance Notes for
Gauges on Sewer Pumps”).