Department of Ecology News Release - May 26, 2017

Updating the Coordinated Prevention Grants program

Ecology grants fund local solid waste management and enforcement


The Washington Department of Ecology is updating the rules governing its Coordinated Prevention Grants program that has provided financial assistance to local governments since 1989 for solid and hazardous waste programs and planning, and also for the enforcement of solid waste laws.

Portions of the grant rules have not been updated since they were first written and need to be modernized to match current programs and needs. Ecology worked with an advisory committee to develop proposed updates, which include changing the name of the grant program to “Local Solid Waste Financial Assistance” to better reflect its mission.

Other proposed changes include dedicating a minimum amount for enforcement grants and combining two rules to simplify the regulations.

Ecology is seeking public comment on the proposed changes through July 7, and will hold a public meeting in Lacey and webinar June 27.

Review documents

  • On Ecology’s website
  • At Ecology’s office in Lacey - 300 Desmond Drive SE


Public meeting

  • Time: 1:30 p.m. June 27
  • In person: Washington Department of Ecology, 300 Desmond Drive SE, Lacey
  • Webinar: meeting number 920 171 506; meeting password 4YGPpE9H
  • Webinar audio only: Call 1-877-668-4493 and enter access code: 920 171 506


Submit comments

  • Online comment form
  • By mail:
    Tami Ramsey
    Department of Ecology
    Waste 2 Resources Program
    PO Box 47600
    Olympia, WA 98504-7600

More information To be added to the notification list of interested parties, or to ask questions about revisions to the rule, please contact the rule writer, Tami Ramsey, 360-407-6612 or

Contact information

Andrew Wineke
Communications manager