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DEQ's Water Quality Permitting Program

Permit Issuance Plans

Water Quality NPDES Individual Permit Issuance Plans
5-Year Issuance Plans

Annual report

2022 Annual Report on Oregon’s Water Quality National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit Program

Current water quality permit fees

The Oregon Environmental Quality Commission authorized delegation to DEQ Director Leah Feldon for the 2023 Water Quality fee rulemaking. Director Feldon adopted rule amendments in September 2023 to increase water quality fees. New fees will be on invoices starting in November 2023, to cover costs associated with implementing the permitting program and delivering services to regulated entities. The fee increase was a total of 3% authorized by statute (ORS 468B.051) effective Nov. 1, 2023. Please note that the fees from the following permits were excluded from the 3% increase as noted below: 

  1. UIC Fees authorized by Rule 
  2. 700PM fees authorized by Oregon Revised Statute 468B.118 

To learn about future fee increases, please sign-up for text or email updates about the Water Quality program online and select Water Quality Fees.

Your DEQ Online

DEQ's Stormwater, UIC and 401 Certification programs moved to a new electronic data management system called Your DEQ Online. For those programs, you can set up your account and start submitting notifications and pay fees electronically. Visit Your DEQ Online Help page for training materials and guidance documents.

Starting in fall 2024, all remaining water quality permits administered by DEQ will be available in Your DEQ Online. Permits administered by City of Eugene, City of Portland, Clean Water Services, DOGAMI, or Rogue Valley Sewer Services will be coming to Your DEQ Online at a later date.

Water Quality Permits Contact

Jeff Navarro 
Water Quality Program Analyst