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Portland, OR—The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality invites the public to provide written comment on the conditions of the proposed 1200-Z industrial stormwater permit, known officially as a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System general permit. DEQ will hold a hearing on the proposed permit on Wednesday, June 14 at 2 p.m.
The draft permit and related materials are at:
The hearing will be held in the Third-Floor Conference Room of DEQ's headquarters at 700 NE Multnomah Street, Portland.

Those who can't make it to Portland can join the hearing remotely from the following regional DEQ offices:
Bend - 475 NE Bellevue Drive, Suite 110
Eugene - 165 East 7th Avenue, Suite 100
Medford - 221 Stewart Avenue, Suite 201
DEQ will also host a webinar on Thursday May 25 at 1:30 p.m. to provide updates and explain the technical process used to develop the proposed regional metal benchmarks in the permit. Join the webinar at using access code 2045600. Call 888-363-4734 and use code 6877357 to listen to the hearing.

DEQ will accept written comments on the proposed permit through 5 p.m. Monday, June 19, 2017. Written comments can be mailed to Stormwater Program Coordinator, Seventh Floor, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, 700 NE Multnomah Street, Suite 600, Portland, OR 97232-4100, faxed to Riedel-Bash at 503-229-6037 or emailed to
For more information on the permit visit:

Mark Riedel-Bash, Stormwater Program Coordinator, 503-229-5185,
Katherine Benenati, Public Affairs Specialist, Eugene, 541-686-7997,


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