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.