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ENB-4.28 - BES Financial Assistance Programs


Administrative Rules Adopted by Bureau of Environmental Services Pursuant to Rule-Making Authority



Link to Full Text of Administrative Rules  (PDF Document, 124 kb). What follows is the Table of Contents and an excerpt from the administrative rules:




1.  Applicability


2.  Purpose


3.  Definitions


4.  General Public Loan Programs


5.  Loan Application


6.  Loan Administration


7.  Default of Loan Terms




Appendix A   Background Information



1.  Applicability


Bureau of Environmental Services (BES) Financial Assistance consists of programs related to deferring regulations and providing financial assistance through loans and payment deferrals.


A.  Programs. The following BES programs have financial program assistance:


1.  Mandatory Sewer Connection Program (ENB-4.18); and


2.  Nonconforming Sewer Connection Program (ENB-4.27).


B.  Types of Assistance. BES offers the following types of financial assistance:


1.  Sewer connection deferrals;


2.  Installment payment and deferred payment loans for sewer connection fees and system development charges; and


3.  Installment payment loans for private plumbing costs related to sewer connection.


2.  Purpose


The BES Financial Assistance programs are intended to advance the following City goals and objectives:


•  Support and promote private economic developments and community reinvestments.


•  Preserve the financial integrity of the City’s sanitary sewer utility.


•  Minimize the financial impact of system improvements on utility ratepayers.


•  Facilitate property owner compliance with sewer connection and pollution control requirements.Minimize any hardships and dislocations caused by sewer connection requirements.


3.  Definitions


These rules use terms described in the Portland City Code (PCC) Chapters 17.32 and 17.36 plus the following additional terms:


A.  “Household Members” means all persons, regardless of relationship or age, who are considered dependent of the loan applicant as defined by the Internal Revenue Service. Those persons not determined to be dependents but who reside permanently in the household may be counted.


B.  “Loan Applicant” means the person who has primary legal responsibility for the residence and is a member of the household. Other household members in title will be considered as co-applicants.


C.  “Supporting Documents” means the written materials provided by the loan applicant required to verify the complete financial status of the loan applicant’s household including income, assets, allowable deductions, and other facts related to financial program eligibility.


D.  “Verification Documents” means the forms and papers originating from BES for the purpose of verifying information relative to sewer connection deferrals and financial assistance.


Link to Full Text of Administrative Rules  (PDF Document, 124 kb).




Adopted by Director of Bureau of Environmental Services December 3, 2012.

Filed for inclusion in PPD December 3, 2012.

Amended by Director of Bureau of Environmental Services January 8, 2015.

Table of Contents
ENB-4.01 - Stormwater Management Manual
ENB-4.02 - Sewer Maintenance Under Streetcar Tracks
ENB-4.03 - Sanitary Discharge and Pretreatment Program Administrative Rules
ENB-4.04 - Odor Control Policy for Columbia Boulevard Wastewater Treatment Plant
ENB-4.05 - System Development Charges Administrative Rules
ENB-4.06 - Sanitary Sewer Line and Branch Connection Charges
ENB-4.07 - Sewer Development Services Programs
ENB-4.08 - BES Sewer Backflow Device Reimbursement Program Administrative Rules
ENB-4.09 - Sewer and Drainage System User Charges Administrative Rules
ENB-4.10 - Erosion and Sediment Control Manual
ENB-4.11 - Recovering the Costs of Engineering and Superintendence Services for Public Sewer Improvement Projects
ENB-4.12 - Septage Hauler Program Administrative Rules
ENB-4.13 - Administrative Rules for Discharges to the City Storm Sewer and Drainage System
ENB-4.14 - Sewer and Drainage Facilities Design Manual
ENB-4.15 - BES Enforcement Program Administrative Rules
ENB-4.16 - BES Clean River Rewards Stormwater Discount Program Administrative Rules
ENB-4.17 - Sanitary System Connection Administrative Rules
ENB-4.18 - Mandatory Sewer Connection Program
ENB-4.19 - Green Streets Policy and Green Streets Cross-Bureau Phase 2 Report
ENB-4.20 - Sewer and Drainage Rates and Charges
ENB-4.21 - Downspout Disconnection Program
ENB-4.22 - BES Public Works Enforcement Program Administrative Rules
ENB-4.23 - Treebate Program
ENB-4.24 - Public Works Permitting Services and Fees
ENB-4.25 - Extra Strength Charge Program Administrative Rules
ENB-4.26 - Fats, Oils, and Grease Removal Program Administrative Rules
ENB-4.27 - Nonconforming Sewer Conversion Program
ENB-4.28 - BES Financial Assistance Programs
ENB-4.29 - BES Connection Permit Refund Administrative Rules
ENB-4.30 - BES Title 10 Discharge Enforcement Administrative Rules
ENB-4.31 - Maintenance Inspection Program Administrative Rules
ENB-4.32 - BES Sub-Meter Program Administrative Rules
ENB-4.33 - BES Branch CIPP Lining Administrative Rules
See Also Erosion Control Plan Review and Inspection Requirements
See Also Private Sewers in the Public Right-of-Way
See Also Watershed Health