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Department of Environmental Quality Licenses

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (commonly known as DEQ) is the regulatory body in charge of maintaining the state-wide preservation of natural resources, including the implementation of standards for sanitary and waste disposal. Oregon’s DEQ also carries out different awareness initiatives, among which is its Hazards and Cleanup program. Here, in addition to offering highly significant information related to improving the quality of land, water, and air, they also propose licensure opportunities for Oregonians.

List of DEQ Licenses

  • Asbestos Abatement Certified Supervisor
  • Asbestos Abatement Certified Worker
  • Asbestos Abatement Contractor
  • Heating Oil Tank Service Provider
  • Heating Oil Tank Services Supervisor
  • Underground Storage Tank Services Provider
  • Underground Storage Tank Service Supervisor

How to apply for a DEQ Asbestos Abatement Contractor License in Oregon?

  1. Join the Oregon Construction Contractors Board (CCB).
  2. Join the Oregon Business Registry of the Secretary of State Corporation Division.
  3. Go to Your DEQ Online to complete the DEQ application form as stated by theDepartment.
  4. Include the following details when submitting your application:
    • Workers’ compensation coverage.
    • Oregon Construction Contractor Board (CCB) registration number.
    • Oregon Business Registry Corporate Division registration number.
    • The past year notified friable and non-friable asbestos abatement projects.
    • Any asbestos-related enforcement proceedings that the applicant has encountered.
    • All Oregon-certified supervisors who work for the applicant, along with their names and certification numbers.
    • All the asbestos-related permits, certificates, and licenses that were issued within the year prior to the application submission.
  5. Pay the required fee and receive notification from the Department once the application has been reviewed and validated.

How to apply for a DEQ Asbestos Abatement Certified Worker or Supervisor in Oregon?

  1. Select an accredited training provider.
    Keep in mind that class sizes might be restricted due to COVID-19 limitations.
  2. Complete the corresponding DEQ application form.
  3. Send the application to the training provider of your choice.
    Ask to take the Oregon refresher class rather than the introductory course if you hold a worker or supervisor certification from another state.
  4. Provide the following documentation if requesting certification as an asbestos supervisor:
    • Evidence of one-year full-scale friable asbestos abatement.
    • Evidence of the time spent wearing a motorized air purifier respirator.
    • Evidence of at least ten different friable asbestos abatement projects.

List of informative DEQ asbestos license and certificate links

Important contact information for Oregon DEQ asbestos program applicants

Contractor licenses, supervisor certifications and training provider accreditations:
Address: 700 NE Multnomah St., Suite 600 Portland, OR 97232
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Outside Oregon phone number: 503-229-5696
Outside Oregon phone number: 503-229-5982
Toll-free Oregon phone number: 800-452-4011
Fax: 503-229-6124

Administrative Offices:
Addresses: Map of office locations
Office hours: Mon. - Fri., 08:00 am - 05:00 pm

How to apply for a DEQ Heating Oil Tank Services Supervisor in Oregon?

  1. Take and pass the Oregon Heating Oil Tank Supervisor examination given by the International Code Council (ICC).
  2. Complete the DEQ license application form and send it to the given address, along with the required fee and a copy of your passing exam score report within 30 days of passing the qualifying examination. Applications for renewal must be sent 30 days before the expiration date.
  3. Receive your license one or two weeks after your application is accepted.

How to apply for a DEQ Heating Oil Tank Service Provider in Oregon?

  1. Register your company with the Oregon Construction Contractors Board (CCB) if required.
  2. Make sure to choose your license endorsements beforehand.
  3. Complete the DEQ license application form and send it to the given address, along with the required fee.
    You may want to review the application instructions to have a better understanding of the information you must provide.
  4. Include proof of insurance and evidence that your company has experience or how it intends to do gain it if you are sending a new application.
  5. Include a list of heating oil tank projects completed in the past 12 months if you are sending a renewal application.
  6. Receive your license (valid for 24 months) one or two weeks after your application is accepted.

List of informative DEQ Heating Oil Tank licenses links

How to apply for a DEQ Underground Storage Tank Services Supervisor in Oregon?

  1. Take and pass the examination.
  2. Complete the DEQ license application form and send it to the given address, along with the required fee and a copy of your passing exam score report within 30 days of passing the qualifying examination. Applications for renewal must be sent 30 days before the expiration date.
  3. Receive your license (valid for 24 months) one or two weeks after your application is accepted.

How to apply for a DEQ Underground Storage Tank Services Provider in Oregon?

  1. Complete all the fields of the DEQ license application form and send it to the given address, along with the required fee and a list of all licensed supervisors employed by the service provider.
  2. Include evidence that your company has acquired experience in the past or how it intends to do so if you are sending a new application.
  3. Include a list of underground storage tank projects completed in the past 24 months if you are sending a renewal application. Applications for renewal must be sent 30 days before the expiration date.
  4. Receive your license (valid for 24 months) one or two weeks after your application is accepted.

List of informative DEQ Underground Storage Tank licenses links

Important contact information for Oregon DEQ Programs applicants

Department of Environmental Quality website
Address: 700 NE Multnomah St., Suite 600 Portland, OR 97232
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Ask to speak to the HOT or UST Duty Officers accordingly:
Outside Oregon phone: 503-229-6170
Outside Oregon phone: 503-229-6652
Toll-free Oregon only: 800-742-7878
Fax: 503-229-6977