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Phone: 503-823-7740

Fax: 503-823-6995

1120 SW 5th Avenue, Room 1000, Portland, OR 97204

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Building Plan and Development Review

The Pollution Prevention Plan Review Team reviews building and development plans to facilitate industrial, commercial, and site development projects. The review process identifies new and existing development projects subject to Industrial Pretreatment and Industrial Stormwater program regulations, City Code, and implements structural source controls as specified by the Portland's Stormwater Management Manual.

The Pollution Prevention Plan Review Team works closely with outside agencies such as the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (Land and Water Quality programs), Metro Solid Waste, and the Multnomah County Health Department.

The most common reviews are standard commercial permits ranging in size from small businesses to large corporations. Pollution Prevention Plan Review also reviews permits through the Facilities program, Plumbing permits, and Major Projects Program which is facilitated through the devTeam at the Bureau of Development Services (BDS). Major Projects are typically for developments that exceed $1 million. The Major Projects that exceed $40 million can enter the Major Projects Group (MPG) program after making an application and being accepted into that excelerated permit review program.

Reviews also extend into land use applications when related to industrial and commercial uses, stormwater management, industrial or manufacturing processes, pollution prevention, and development on sites that are contaminated, suspect, or adjacent to contaminated sites. Land use reviews usually precede building plan reviews in the form of Pre-Application Conferences and Land Use Proposals.

The Pollution Prevention Plan Review Team is located at the 1900 SW 4th Ave, Portland, Oregon 97201 building downtown Portland. The team holds phone office hours Mon-Fri 8am-5pm. The team holds in-person informational or over-the-counter plan review hours according to BDS business hours. Please check the BDS website for current office hours.

For questions about Pollution Prevention Projects Building Plan and Development Reviews, please call us at 503-823-7122.