Our economic analyses support proposed rules and permits, as well as a number of other projects and publications. We use real-world data, often collected directly from stakeholders, to comprehensively analyze and model economic impacts from changes in environmental policies and regulations in Washington.
This page provides an overview of Ecology’s economic processes and publications.
Our economists use real-world economic data and comprehensive analysis and modeling to examine potential impacts from changes in environmental policies and regulations in Washington. Our team regularly reaches out directly to potentially impacted stakeholders to assist in data collection and fact-checking. We also consult published literature and other state, federal, and local agencies during data collection and analysis.
Ecology completes economics for rulemakings, permits, and other projects. The analyses examine compliance costs and benefits as well as costs and benefits to the environment and human health. Our economic analyses fall into three publication types:
- Regulatory analyses – related to rulemakings
- Small business economic impact analyses – related to general permits
- Other analyses – (e.g., legislative reports, Chemical Action Plans, and other projects)
Our economic analyses may include the following sections: