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The City of Portland, Oregon

Environmental Services

working for clean rivers

Phone: 503-823-7740

Fax: 503-823-6995

1120 SW 5th Ave, Suite 613, Portland, OR 97204

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Permit and Authorization Types and Fees

Industrial wastewater discharge permit fees assess the costs to manage permits and ensure each permitted industry pays for its share of the Pretreatment Program. These fees recover a portion of the City’s costs for permit administration. For more details on the methodology, visit https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/article/631471. The fiscal year is from July 1 to June 30 and rates are adjusted annually.

Significant Industrial Users (SIU) – are defined in Portland City Code (PCC) 1.34.070(A)(2). 

Categorical Industrial Users (CIU) – are a type of SIU and must comply with federal standards as listed in Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 40 Part 405-471.  

Non-Significant Industrial Users (NSIU) – may discharge regulated pollutants at levels not expected to cause problems in the sanitary or combined sewer systems. 

Non-Discharging Categorical Industrial Users (NDCIU) -  do not discharge regulated pollutants to the sanitary sewer system, but are regulated by the CFR Title 40 Part 405-471.

Alternative Discharge Control Mechanisms (ADCM) - more information on ADCMs can be found here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/article/309228.

Permit Fees by Permit Type - FY 2020-2021
Fee Type SIU CIU NSIU NDCIU ADCM
Base Fee  $2,330 $2,796 $1,331 $200 $77
Monitoring Costs Variable  Variable  Variable N/A N/A
Enforcement Costs Variable  Variable Variable Variable N/A
DEQ Fee $875 $875 N/A N/A N/A

 For definitions, visit https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/article/631471.

Batch Discharge Authorizations are $130 per occurrence and Construction Dewatering Permits are $230 per occurrence. More information can be found here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/article/325324