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Performance Partnership Agreement 

The Performance Partnership Agreement describes how DEQ and U.S. EPA Region 10 will work together to protect Oregon’s environment in relation to DEQ’s implementation of federally-delegated environmental programs. The PPA covers State fiscal years 2015 and 2016, which are from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2016.

The PPA is two-year agreement that documents the strategic goals, joint priorities, objectives and commitments of EPA and DEQ to protect Oregon’s environment. The agreement also serves as the work plan for DEQ’s federal Performance Partnership Grant from EPA, covering state fiscal years 2015 and 2016. The PPA appendices contain program-specific work plans for air quality, hazardous waste and water quality.

Grants from the following program authorities are included in the PPA and are combined in the Performance Partnership Grant:

  • Clean Air Act, Section 105
  • Clean Water Act, Section 319 (partial grant)
  • Clean Water Act, Section 106
  • Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, Section 3011
  • Safe Drinking Water Act – Underground Injection Control, Section 1443(b)(1)

For additional information on the Performance Partnership Agreement, please contact the following people:

Air Quality
Uri Papish, 503-229-5687 or email
Hazardous Waste
Dave LeBrun, 503-229-5181 or email

Water Quality
Karen Tarnow, 503-229-5988 or email


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Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
Headquarters: 811 SW Sixth Ave., Portland, OR 97204-1390
Phone: 503-229-5696 or toll free in Oregon 1-800-452-4011
Oregon Telecommunications Relay Service: 1-800-735-2900  FAX: 503-229-6124

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