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Nonpoint Source Pollution

Image of Nonpoint Source PollutionThe goal of DEQ's Nonpoint Source (NPS) Program is to prevent and eliminate water pollution from nonpoint sources in all waterbodies in the state. A nonpoint source of pollution is any pollution entering a waterbody that does not come directly from a pipe. Through control of pollutant sources for all waterbodies, DEQ's goal is to meet water quality standards that protect human health and aquatic life. Oregon's NPS Program is an important part of the state's water pollution control programs because for some pollutants, nonpoint sources of pollution are the major sources of pollution to a waterbody.

Oregon's Submittal for the Remaining CZARA Additional Management Measures (3/20/2014)

Draft Oregon Nonpoint Source Management Program Plan - Public Comment Requested

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is requesting comments on a Draft Oregon Nonpoint Source Management Program Plan.

View more information about the plan and the Request for Public Comment

Written comments are due by 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014.

Comments can be submitted in the following ways:

By mail
c/o Don Yon
Nonpoint Source Pollution Coordinator
811 SW Sixth Avenue
Portland OR 97204

By email

By fax


For more information, contact DEQ by phone, 503-229-6850, or toll-free in Oregon 800-452-4011, ext. 6850


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For more information on Oregon's Nonpoint Source Program, contact Don Yon by phone at 503-229-6850 or by email.

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
Headquarters: 700 NE Multnomah Street, Suite 600, Portland, OR 97232
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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