Regulations & Permits

We oversee many state and federal laws designed to checklist iconprotect 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

We oversee many state and federal laws designed to checklist iconprotect 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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Dam construction & modification guidance
We provide guidance and technical notes for dam construction and modification.
https://ecology.wa.gov/Regulations-Permits/Guidance-technical-assistance/Dam-construction-modification-guidance
Dam operation & maintenance guidance
We provide guidance to assist dam owners with operations and maintenance.
https://ecology.wa.gov/programs/wr/dams/GuidanceDocs.html
Metering technical information
Find out about meter types, technical requirements, vendors, and installers.
https://ecology.wa.gov/Regulations-Permits/Guidance-technical-assistance/Metering
Municipal water law
We help regulate municipal water suppliers to ensure a safe and reliable drinking water supply.
https://ecology.wa.gov/Regulations-Permits/Guidance-technical-assistance/Municipal-Water-Law
Dam permits
Construction or reservoir permits may be required for your project.
https://ecology.wa.gov/Regulations-Permits/Permits-certifications/Dam-safety-permit
Water right permits
Talk to us before applying for a new water right or seeking a change to an existing right.
https://ecology.wa.gov/Regulations-Permits/Permits-certifications/Water-right-permits
Well construction reporting & well report gateway
Resource protection well reports can be submitted online.
https://ecology.wa.gov/Regulations-Permits/Reporting-requirements/Well-construction-reporting
Water use compliance and enforcement
Enforcing water use laws reduces conflict among competing water users and protects the resource.
https://ecology.wa.gov/Regulations-Permits/Compliance-enforcement/Water-use-compliance
Well construction notice of intent
Before you drill a well, you must submit a notice of intent to us 72 hours before drilling starts.
https://ecology.wa.gov/Regulations-Permits/Reporting-requirements/well-construction-notice-of-intent
Well construction & licensing system
Search for notices of intent, licensed drillers, or drilling companies.
https://ecology.wa.gov/Regulations-Permits/Guidance-technical-assistance/Well-construction-licensing-system
Well report (log) viewer
Search for wells and view availabile well reports (logs).
https://ecology.wa.gov/Regulations-Permits/Guidance-technical-assistance/Well-report-gateway
Columbia River water use compliance
Our watermaster seeks to ensure water is legally available when out-of-stream users and the environment need it.
https://ecology.wa.gov/Regulations-Permits/Compliance-enforcement/Water-use-compliance/Columbia-River-water-use-compliance
Water rights and dam safety policies & procedures
Policies and procedures guide our water right and dam safety work
https://ecology.wa.gov/Regulations-Permits/Plans-policies/Water-rights-dam-safety-policies-procedures
WAC Chapter 508-12
Administration of surface and groundwater codes
https://ecology.wa.gov/Asset-Collections/Link-Assets/Water-supply/WAC-Chapter-508-12
WAC Chapter 508-14
Columbia Basin project - Groundwaters
https://ecology.wa.gov/Asset-Collections/Link-Assets/Water-supply/WAC-Chapter-508-14
RCW Chapter 36.36
Aquifer protection areas
https://ecology.wa.gov/Asset-Collections/Link-Assets/Water-supply/RCW-Chapter-36-36
RCW Chapter 90.03
Water code 1917 act
https://ecology.wa.gov/Asset-Collections/Link-Assets/Water-supply/RCW-Chapter-90-03
RCW Chapter 90.14
Water rights registration waive and relinquishment etc.
https://ecology.wa.gov/Asset-Collections/Link-Assets/Water-supply/RCW-Chapter-90-14
RCW Chapter 90.24
Regulation of outflow of lakes
https://ecology.wa.gov/Asset-Collections/Link-Assets/Water-supply/RCW-Chapter-90-24
RCW Chapter 90.36
Artesian wells
https://ecology.wa.gov/Asset-Collections/Link-Assets/Water-supply/RCW-Chapter-90-36
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