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Industrial Pretreatment Program

The National Pretreatment Program is a cooperative effort of federal, state, and local regulatory environmental agencies established to protect water quality. The program is designed to reduce the level of potentially toxic pollutants discharged by industry and other non-domestic wastewater sources into municipal sewer systems, and thereby, reduce the amount of pollutants released into the environment from these sources. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has delegated DEQ the authority to approve pretreatment programs at the local level and oversee state-wide pretreatment activities. The communities approved to implement the pretreatment program have the legal authority to issue industrial user permits, conduct inspections of industrial and commercial sources, sample industrial discharges and enforce regulations. These programs also routinely perform self monitoring to ensure the protection of worker safety, the sewage treatment plant operations, biosolids and water quality.

Program Topics
  • Program Introduction
    General information about the Industrial Pretreatment Program.
  • Regulations
    Links to Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations for the Industrial Pretreatment program.
  • Guidance
    DEQ and EPA guidance and checklists and templates for Annual Reporting, Local Limits Limits, and more.
  • Forms
    EPA forms for the Pretreatment Compliance Audit and DEQ forms for the Pretreatment Compliance Inspection.
  • Related Links
    Industrial pretreatment related links.
  • Contact Information
    DEQ and Oregon ACWA contact information.
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For more information about DEQ's Pretreatment Program contact Karen Whisler by phone at 503-229-5586 or by email.

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
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