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We oversee many state and federal laws designed to protect Washington's land, air, and water. See our laws, rules, & rulemaking page for more information about our current rules and rulemaking.

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Regulations & Permits

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We oversee many state and federal laws designed to protect Washington's land, air, and water. See our laws, rules, & rulemaking page for more information about our current rules and rulemaking.

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Policies and guidance for site cleanups
Policies and guidance interpret the MTCA cleanup law and help you clean up contaminated sites.
https://ecology.wa.gov/regulations-permits/plans-policies/toxics-cleanup-policies
What to do if you spill oil or hazardous substances
Spills to water must be reported immediately to help reduce impacts to the environment.
https://ecology.wa.gov/regulations-permits/reporting-requirements/spills-if-you-spill
Chapter 173-340 WAC
This is the rulemaking page for Chapter 173-340 WAC, Model Toxics Control Act Cleanup Regulations.
https://ecology.wa.gov/regulations-permits/laws-rules-rulemaking/closed-rulemaking/wac-173-340
Common cleanup situations for homeowners and small businesses
Learn about common cleanup situations likely to affect home and small business owners.
https://ecology.wa.gov/regulations-permits/guidance-technical-assistance/guidance-for-residential-cleanups/common-cleanup-situations-for-homeowners-small-b
FAQ: Evaluate options to clean up homes and small businesses
These FAQs help homeowners and small businesses evaluate cleanup options and complete cleanup work.
https://ecology.wa.gov/regulations-permits/guidance-technical-assistance/guidance-for-residential-cleanups/evaluation-cleanup-for-homeowners-small-busine
FAQ: Investigate and report toxic releases
FAQs to help homeowners and small businesses investigate and report toxic releases.
https://ecology.wa.gov/regulations-permits/guidance-technical-assistance/guidance-for-residential-cleanups/investigating-reporting-toxic-releases
Underground storage tank closures
Important information about closing your underground storage tanks.
https://ecology.wa.gov/regulations-permits/guidance-technical-assistance/ust-owner-and-operator-resources/underground-storage-tank-closures
Property inspection checklist
Before buying property, use the property inspection checklist to complete an onsite inspection.
https://ecology.wa.gov/regulations-permits/guidance-technical-assistance/guidance-for-residential-cleanups/property-inspection-checklist
Records search checklist
Before buying property, use the records search checklist for due diligence and to know past uses.
https://ecology.wa.gov/regulations-permits/guidance-technical-assistance/guidance-for-residential-cleanups/records-search-checklist
Chapter 173-185 WAC
This is the rulemaking page for chapter 173-185 WAC, Oil Movement by Rail and Pipeline Notification.
https://ecology.wa.gov/regulations-permits/laws-rules-rulemaking/closed-rulemaking/wac-173-185
Chapter 173-187 WAC
This is the rulemaking page for 173-187 WAC.
https://ecology.wa.gov/regulations-permits/laws-rules-rulemaking/rulemaking/wac-173-187
Tools for cleaning up petroleum contaminated sites
We have online tools and guidance to help you clean up petroleum-contaminated sites.
https://ecology.wa.gov/regulations-permits/guidance-technical-assistance/clean-up-petroleum-contamination
Sand & Gravel Permit guidance
Guidance to implement your Sand & Gravel General Permit.
https://ecology.wa.gov/regulations-permits/guidance-technical-assistance/stormwater-permittee-guidance-resources/sand-and-gravel-permit-guidance
CLARC data tables and other technical information
Download CLARC data tables for information that helps site managers determine cleanup levels.
https://ecology.wa.gov/regulations-permits/guidance-technical-assistance/contamination-clean-up-tools/clarc/data-tables
History of changes to CLARC
Read about major changes to the Cleanup Levels and Risk Calculation (CLARC) spreadsheet since 2004.
https://ecology.wa.gov/regulations-permits/guidance-technical-assistance/contamination-clean-up-tools/clarc/latest-news
CLARC glossary
A glossary for terms and acronyms in CLARC's resource pages.
https://ecology.wa.gov/regulations-permits/guidance-technical-assistance/contamination-clean-up-tools/clarc/glossary
Chapter 173-360A WAC
This is the rulemaking page for Chapter 173-360A WAC.
https://ecology.wa.gov/regulations-permits/laws-rules-rulemaking/closed-rulemaking/wac-173-360a
Cleanup Levels and Risk Calculation (CLARC)
CLARC's resources help you set contaminated site cleanup levels that comply with Washington law.
https://ecology.wa.gov/regulations-permits/guidance-technical-assistance/contamination-clean-up-tools/clarc
CLARC guidance
Use these guidance documents in combination with CLARC to establish cleanup levels.
https://ecology.wa.gov/regulations-permits/guidance-technical-assistance/contamination-clean-up-tools/clarc/guidance
Overview of compliance & enforcement at Ecology
View the compliance and enforcement authority we have, and what actions we have recently taken.
https://ecology.wa.gov/regulations-permits/compliance-enforcement/overview-of-compliance-enforcement
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