Regulations & Permits

We oversee many state and federal laws designed to protect Washington's land, air, and water. Rules and regulations that direct state agencies, local governments, businesses, and others on how to comply with relevant laws are compiled in the Washington Administrative Code. See our laws, rules, & rulemaking page for more information about our current rules and rulemaking.

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Regulations & Permits

We oversee many state and federal laws designed to protect Washington's land, air, and water. Rules and regulations that direct state agencies, local governments, businesses, and others on how to comply with relevant laws are compiled in the Washington Administrative Code. See our laws, rules, & rulemaking page for more information about our current rules and rulemaking.

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Determining if areas in Washington meet national air quality standards
Ecology determines whether areas in Washington meet national air quality standards.
Our air pollution implementation plan
The State Implementation Plan is an overarching plan to keep air clean.
Water rights policies & procedures
Policies and procedures guide our water rights and water resources work.
Dam safety policies
Policies guide our dam safety work.
Spill response plans for Class 2 mobile facilities
We require Class 2 mobile oil-handling facilities in Washington to have a spill response plan.
Contingency planning for oil industry
Oil-handling operations must have contingency plans describing how they would respond to oil spills.
Geographic Response Plans (GRPs)
GRPs, a Northwest Area Contingency Plan tool, guide early, localized actions when oil spills happen.
Operations manual requirements
Operations manuals help prevent spills during the transfer, storage, and handling of oil.
Safe and effective threshold determination reports
Safe and effective reports establish conditions for protecting open water with oil containment boom.
Oil spill prevention plans for facilities
Oil spill prevention plans reduce the risk of oil spills at large refineries and marine terminals.
Policies and guidance for site cleanups
Policies and guidance interpret the MTCA cleanup law and help you clean up contaminated sites.
Oil spill drills
We require oil spill drills to test and improve industry contingency plans.
Oil spill contingency planning standards
We verify standards for industry contingency plans using a GIS-based model.
Advance notice of oil transfer
We require certain types of facilities and vessels to tell us in advance when they are transferring oil.
Requirements for submitting cleanup site data
You must submit your lab data electronically through EIM.
Register for E-Cycle Washington
Register online for E-Cycle Washington through SecureAccess Washington (SAW).
Emergency response towing vessel
The emergency response towing vessel (ERTV) helps prevent oil spills from ships and barges.
Solid waste facility forms
Find commonly used Ecology reporting forms, facility checklists for solid waste facilities.
Stormwater monitoring
Stormwater monitoring helps us know how well water quality permits are working.
Water metering reporting
You can report your water meter use data using our online reporting system.
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