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Detailed Information for: Water Pollution Control Facilities (WPCF) Individual Permit
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Updated: 1/30/2014
Description: A disposal system must operate under an individual Water Pollution Control Facilities (WPCF) permit if it disposes of wastes and wastewater onto or beneath the ground surface with no direct discharge to surface waters. Sources not eligible for a general permit must apply for an individual permit. Examples of systems that require WPCF permits include: land irrigation systems, evapotranspiration lagoons, industrial seepage pits, on-site sewage disposal systems designed for wastewater flows greater than 2,500 gallons per day, or systems with lower design flows identified in OAR 340-071, and some types of underground injection systems.

Keywords: water quality, wastewater
Statutes, Rules, Ordinances: OAR 340-045
OAR 340-071
http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/bills_laws/lawsstatutes/2013ors468b.html
Duration: Issued for a period not to exceed 10 years.
Fees - application, exam, etc.:  For permit application and permit fee information please go to:
Responsible Agency: Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)
Bonding Requirements: None
Insurance Requirements: None
Renewals: Required Documentation
  • Applicant information (legal name, location, contact),
  • facility description,
  • alterations made to system since last application,
  • proposed changes, and
  • if the facility is a sewage treatment plant, then a biosolids management plan is also required.
 
Service Links:  Permit Application Status
 Wastewater Permits Database
contact Agency Contact Information
Required Documentation: Applicant information (legal name, location, contact), facility description, preliminary engineering report/facility plan, and land use compatibility statement.
Additional Information: Water Quality Permit Program
On-Site Sewage Treatment and Disposal Program

Note that "domestic" permits pertain to sewage treatment plants.

  Agency Information
Please refer to the Agency Website for further details and additional information.
Agency Name: Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)
E-mail Address: deq.info@deq.state.or.us
Phone: 503-229-5696 or 800-452-4011 (toll-free in Oregon)
Mail Address: Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
811 SW Sixth Avenue
Portland, OR 97204 - 1390
Website Information: http://www.oregon.gov/DEQ/Pages/index.aspx

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