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Portland Harbor Community Involvement Grant Recipients Will Support Engagement Efforts Led by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color

The City's Portland Harbor Community Involvement Grant Program announces this year's grant recipients. Learn more about the recipients and their visions for supporting community involvement in the Portland Harbor Superfund cleanup.

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City Council to discuss ongoing permitting improvement efforts at Jan. 25 work session

The City Council will receive updates from development review bureaus on efforts to improve permitting services and discuss proposed updates to city policies.

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Bureau of Environmental Services (BES) Update

Sewer Connections: Permits Required for Sewer Connection and Repair

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Now Accepting Applications for Portland Harbor Community Grants

Portland Harbor community grants support communities’ participation in the Superfund cleanup. BIPOC-led organizations and groups with strong relationships with communities disproportionately impacted by the Portland Harbor site and cleanup are encouraged to apply. Applications due May 21.

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Spring Pre-application Deadline Approaches for Percent for Green Grants

Percent for Green grants support community groups who would like to complete large-scale green infrastructure projects to provide benefits for watershed health and the community. Grants range from $20,000 to $100,000.

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Houseless and living in an RV? Environmental Services launches pilot pump out program

The pilot program is being launched to safely dispose of human waste and wastewater from RVs on city streets and prevent environmental contamination

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Updated: Public Comments Requested on City's Proposed Rules Governing Private Capping of a Neighbor's Sewer Line

The proposed rules would govern notification requirements applicable to a property owner who wishes to cap a neighbor’s private sewer that crosses the first property owner’s property without a recorded legal easement.

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Bureau of Environmental Services Update: Changes to Stormwater Management and Sewer and Drainage Manuals

Read news from the Bureau of Environmental Services about the Stormwater Management and Sewer and Drainage Facilities Design Manuals.

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Rainy Season Construction Site and Erosion Control Measures

During the rainy season, between October 1 and April 30, ground-disturbing construction work requires an elevated level of attention. Wet weather site and erosion control measures are necessary throughout the City.

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Stormwater Management Manual

Clarifications for partial-coverage ecoroofs.

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