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Oregon Pretreatment Standards: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Oregon National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program: Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) 340-045-0005 to 340-045-0080

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Oregon water quality standards: OAR 340-041-0001 to 340-041-0975 and basin maps and tables

Industrial waste pretreatment: OAR 340-045-0060

Permits: OAR 340-045-0015

Land application of biosolids: OAR 340-050-0005 to 340-050-0080

Biosolids Definition: OAR 340-050-0010

Permit Requirements: OAR 340-050-0015

General Standards for Land Application: OAR 340-050-0026

Biosolids and Domestic Septage Management Plans: OAR 340-050-0031

Limitations and Restrictions: OAR 340-050-0025

Regulatory Agencies

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 ...


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