Governing Law and Regulations
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Water Quality Division
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 10
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Oregon is authorized by EPA to administer the NPDES permit program, including the NPDES pretreatment program. The state has adopted by reference the federal pretreatment standards under Section 307 of the Clean Water Act and 40 CFR 405 through 40 CFR 471. See the national section PRETREATMENT STANDARDS and contact DEQ for more information.
All owners of publicly owned treatment works (POTW) who receive industrial waste and are subject to federal or state pretreatment standards must develop and implement a pretreatment program for controlling those industrial contributors. The program must be submitted to DEQ for approval.
DEQ may review requests for revisions of categorical pretreatment standards to reflect removals achieved by the sewage system. Note: No removal credit is ...