Program contacts

Reception, manager, and media contact information for our environmental programs.

Air Quality

Industrial air pollution permits, agriculture burn permits, burn bans, vehicle emissions testing, current air quality conditions. 

Receptionist — 360-407-6800
Media contact — Andy Wineke,, 360-407-6932
Program Manager — Kathy Taylor,  

Environmental Assessment Program

Environmental conditions and trends, monitoring, etc.

Receptionist — 360-407-7537
Media contact — Jimmy Norris,, 360-407-7139
Program Manager — Annette Hoffmann,

Hazardous Waste and Toxics Reduction

Hazardous waste permits, dangerous waste reporting, Community-Right-To-Know, Toxics Release Inventory, pollution prevention, sustainability, etc.

Receptionist — 360-407-6700
Media contact — Erich Ebel,, 360-407-6709
Program Manager — Darin Rice,

Nuclear Waste Program

Cleanup of U.S. Department of Energy's Hanford Site, oversight of mixed radioactive waste disposal.

Receptionist — 509-372-7950
Media contact — Ryan Miller,, 509-537-2228 (Twitter)
Program Manager —  David Bowen,

Shorelands and Environmental Assistance

Coastal zone management (CZM), shorelines management, wetlands, flooding, SEPA, environmental permitting assistance, Washington Conservation Corps (WCC), etc.

Receptionist — 360-407-6600
Media contact — Curt Hart,, 360-407-6944
Program Manager — Joenne McGerr,

Solid Waste Management Program

Litter, Ecology Youth Corps, recycling, compost, biosolids, moderate risk waste, Industrial Section (aluminum smelters, oil refineries, and pulp-and-paper mills), waste management grants, etc.

Receptionist — 360-407-6900
Media contact — Dave Bennett,, 360-407-6149
Program Manager — Laurie Davies,

Spill Prevention, Preparedness, and Response

Preventing, preparing for, and responding to spills of oil and hazardous materials.

Receptionist — 360-407-7455
Media contact — Ty Keltner,, 360-515-6868
Program Manager — Carlos Clements,

Toxics Cleanup Program

Contaminated site cleanup, sediment quality, underground storage tanks, etc.

Receptionist — 360-407-7170
Media contact — Cheryl Ann Bishop,, 360-407-6848
Program Manager — Brock Milliern,, 360-407-7177

Water Quality Program

Water quality assessment, dam/hydropower licensing, grants, groundwater quality, lakes and aquatic plants, operator certification, permits, polluted runoff, water quality standards, stormwater, underground injection control (UIC), wastewater management, water cleanup plans, etc.

Receptionist — 360-407-6600
Media contact — Colleen Keltz,, 360-407-6408
Program Manager — Vince McGowan,

Water Resources Program

Dam safety, instream flows, water conservation, water rights, well construction, well-driller licensing, well logs, etc.

Receptionist — 360-407-6872
Media contact — Jimmy Norris,, 360-407-7139
Program Manager — Mary Verner,

Office of Chehalis Basin

Legislatively established to implement the Chehalis Basin Strategy to reduce flood-related damages while restoring aquatic species habitat in the state's second largest river system.

Receptionist — 360-407-7674
Media contact — Curt Hart,, 360-407-6944
Program Director — Andrea Doyle,

Office of Columbia River

Projects seek to meet current and future water needs along the Columbia River and its tributaries in Eastern Washington.

Receptionist — 509-575-2490
Media contact — Joye Redfield-Wilder,, 509-575-2610
Program Director — Tom Tebb,

Program resources

Public Involvement

Public Records

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Publications and Forms

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