How we operate

Ecology operates as a public service and governmental agency. We are proud of our accountability and transparency. You'll find budget, strategic, and legislative information here, and can make a public records request. We help community, public, and private initiatives through grants, loans, education and scientific services. Learn about rulemaking, the public process that determines how laws are carried out. Get your questions answered about permits and licenses — whether you need one, how to apply, what it costs, and what to expect. See technical assistance pages for more help and resources.

Our budget

We operate with a biennial budget and strategic plan that we submit to the Governor every two years.

Legislative priorities

Ecology's 2019 proposed legislation wrap-up

Strategic planning

Get to know Ecology, our goals, mission, vision, foundational principles, and strategic priorities.

Grants & loans

Get information about grants and loans that benefit the health of our land, air, and water.

Laws, rules, & rulemaking

See the list of rules we implement as well as learn about rulemaking at the Department of Ecology.

Scientific services

Learn about the scientific services we offer to other publicly funded agencies and governments.

Contracts & bidding opportunities

Learn how to become a state vendor and contract with Ecology.

Make a payment

Ecology accepts various payment types, depending on delivery method, location, and payment reason.

Partnering with the EPA

Our commitment to working with EPA is focused on clean air and water, and managing hazardous waste.

Tribal relations

Ecology works with tribes to protect shared natural resources and cooperate across jurisdictions.

Staff Resources

These resources, provided for Ecology employees' use only, require user logon to access.