Program contacts

Reception, manager, and media contact information for our environmental programs, environmental offices and contact information for our cross-program resources.

Environmental programs

Air Quality

Business and industrial air pollution permits, agriculture burn permits, burn bans, vehicle emissions, current air quality conditions.

Receptionist — 360-407-6800
Media contact — Susan Woodward,, 360-688-8070
Program Manager — Kathy Taylor,  

Climate Pollution Reduction 

Reducing, tracking, reporting about greenhouse gas emissions; implementing the Climate Commitment Program, cap-and-invest program, Clean Fuel Standard, hydrofluorocarbons, zero emission vehicles.

Receptionist — 360-407-6800
Media contact — Caroline Halter,, 564-669-8947
Program Manager — Joel Creswell,

Environmental Assessment Program

Environmental conditions and trends, monitoring, etc.

Receptionist — 360-764-9080
Media contact — Mugdha Flores,, 360-628-7692
Program Manager — Annette Hoffmann,

Hazardous Waste and Toxics Reduction

Hazardous waste permits, dangerous waste reporting, Community-Right-To-Know, Toxics Release Inventory, pollution prevention, sustainability, etc.

Receptionist — 360-407-6700
Media contact — Franji Mayes,, 360-529-7063
Program Manager — Katrina Lassiter,

Nuclear Waste Program

Cleanup of U.S. Department of Energy's Hanford Site, oversight of mixed radioactive waste disposal.

Receptionist — 509-372-7950
Media contact — Ryan Miller,, 509-537-2228 (Twitter)
Program Manager —  Stephanie Schleif,

Shorelands and Environmental Assistance

Coastal zone management (CZM), shorelines management, wetlands, flooding, SEPA, environmental permitting assistance, Washington Conservation Corps (WCC), etc.

Receptionist — 360-407-6600
Media contact — Curt Hart,, 360-701-1220
Program Manager — Joenne McGerr,

Solid Waste Management Program

Litter, Ecology Youth Corps, recycling, compost, biosolids, moderate risk waste, Industrial Section (aluminum smelters, oil refineries, and pulp-and-paper mills), waste management grants, etc.

Receptionist — 360-407-6900
Media contact — Dave Bennett,, 360-791-9830
Program Manager — Peter Lyon,

Spill Prevention, Preparedness, and Response

Preventing, preparing for, and responding to spills of oil and hazardous materials.

Receptionist — 360-407-7455
Media contact, acting — Jasmin, 360-464-0324
Program Manager — Carlos Clements,

Toxics Cleanup Program

Contaminated site cleanup, sediment quality, underground storage tanks, etc.

Receptionist — 360-407-7170
Media contact — Cheryl Ann Bishop,, 360-819-6247
Program Manager — Barry Rogowski,

Water Quality Program

Water quality assessment, dam/hydropower licensing, grants, groundwater quality, lakes and aquatic plants, operator certification, permits, polluted runoff, water quality standards, stormwater, underground injection control (UIC), wastewater management, water cleanup plans, etc.

Receptionist — 360-407-6600
Media contact — Colleen Keltz,, 360-791-3177
Program Manager — Vince McGowan,

Water Resources Program

Dam safety, instream flows, water conservation, water rights, well construction, well-driller licensing, well logs, etc.

Receptionist — 360-407-6872
Media contact — Jimmy Norris,, 360-480-5722
Program Manager — Ria Berns, 

Environmental offices

Office of Equity & Environmental Justice

The Office of Equity & Environmental Justice's (OEEJ) mission is to eliminate environmental and health disparities for communities most at risk from pollution and other environmental impacts.  We achieve this through fair and just practices that support the well-being and resilience of Ecology’s workforce and everyone in Washington.

Receptionist — 360-407-6000
Media contact — vacant
Program Manager — Millie Piazza,

Office of Chehalis Basin

Legislatively established to implement the Chehalis Basin Strategy to reduce flood-related damages while restoring aquatic species habitat in the state's second largest river system.

Receptionist — 360-407-7674
Media contact — Curt Hart,, 360-701-1220
Program Director — Jeff Zenk,

Office of Columbia River

Projects seek to meet current and future water needs along the Columbia River and its tributaries in Eastern Washington.

Receptionist — 509-575-2490
Media contact — Emily Tasaka,, 509-571-0352
Program Director — Tom Tebb, 

Program resources

Public Involvement

Public Records

Information —, 360-407-6989

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Publications and Forms

Most of Ecology's publications are available online as PDF or Word files. We encourage you to be sustainable by viewing our publications online and only printing them when necessary.

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