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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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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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 & guidance
Policies, procedures & guidance guide our water right and dam safety work
https://ecology.wa.gov/Regulations-Permits/Plans-policies/Water-rights-dam-safety-policies-procedures-guidan
Changes to existing water rights
If you want to change to an existing water right, we recommend a pre-application consultation.
https://ecology.wa.gov/Regulations-Permits/Permits-certifications/Water-right-permits/Changes-to-existing-water-rights
Well Construction
(SAW account required)
https://ecology.wa.gov/Asset-Collections/Link-Assets/Water-supply/Well-Construction
Water use reporting
Review your metering accountand submit your metering data (log-in required).
https://ecology.wa.gov/Asset-Collections/Link-Assets/Water-supply/Water-use-reporting
Water Right Tracking System - Contractor Gateway
(log-in required)
https://ecology.wa.gov/Asset-Collections/Link-Assets/Water-supply/Water-Right-Tracking-System-Contractor-Gateway
Well Construction and Licensing System
Search Ecology well records including: Notice of Intent to Construct or Decommission a well and state licensed well operators and drilling companies.
https://ecology.wa.gov/Asset-Collections/Link-Assets/Water-supply/Well-Construction-and-Licensing-System
Ecology's Well Report Gateway
Log-in to submit a well report to our database.
https://ecology.wa.gov/Asset-Collections/Link-Assets/Water-supply/Ecology-s-Well-Report-Gateway
Water Right Tracking System
(SAW account required)
https://ecology.wa.gov/Asset-Collections/Link-Assets/Water-supply/Water-Right-Tracking-System
Columbia River Policy Advisory Group
The Columbia River Policy Advisory Group helps the Washington State Department of Ecology identify policy issues and priorities for developing water supply.
https://ecology.wa.gov/Asset-Collections/Link-Assets/Water-supply/Columbia-River-Policy-Advisory-Group
Water and Resource Protection Wells license study Guide for Written Exam
This is the full license, written exam study package for Water and Resource Protection Wells
https://ecology.wa.gov/Asset-Collections/Link-Assets/Water-supply/Wells-license-study-Guide-for-Written-Exam
Streamflow restoration law (ESSB 6091) map
A map that describes the areas in the state where the new streamflow restoration law applies.
https://ecology.wa.gov/Asset-Collections/Link-Assets/Water-supply/ESSB-6091-map
Consolidated rock llst
A comprehensive description of rock types found when drilling wells.
https://ecology.wa.gov/Asset-Collections/Link-Assets/Water-supply/consolidated-rock-list
Data model: rTemp
A simple model written in Excel/VBA to predict a time-series of water temperatures in response to heat fluxes determined by meteorological data, groundwater inflow, hyporheic exchange, and conduction
https://ecology.wa.gov/Asset-Collections/Link-Assets/Research-Data/rTemp-zip
Water Supply Bulletin
Publication index: Series of reports authored in cooperation with USGS. These are historical studies on many aspects of surface and groundwater.
https://ecology.wa.gov/Asset-Collections/Link-Assets/Water-supply/Water-Supply-Bulletin
Yakima River
Publication index: documents and posters about the Yakima River
https://ecology.wa.gov/Asset-Collections/Link-Assets/Water-supply/Yakima-River
Water Rights Search
Use this too to search records by: location, document/record number, name of the person to whom the water right was issued, or name of the claimant, if it is a water right claim.
https://ecology.wa.gov/Asset-Collections/Link-Assets/Water-supply/Water-Rights-Search
Chapter 173-526 WAC
This is the rulemaking page for Chapter 173-526 WAC.
https://ecology.wa.gov/Regulations-Permits/Laws-rules-rulemaking/Rulemaking/WAC-173-526-Mar05
Chapter 173-525 WAC
This is the rulemaking page for Chapter 173-525 WAC.
https://ecology.wa.gov/Regulations-Permits/Laws-rules-rulemaking/Rulemaking/WAC-173-525-Mar05
Chapter 173-503A WAC
This is the rulemaking page for Chapter 173-503A WAC.
https://ecology.wa.gov/Regulations-Permits/Laws-rules-rulemaking/Rulemaking/WAC-173-503A-Feb15
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