Online tools & databases

This is the gateway to Ecology's many web-accessible databases and tools. These tools help you conduct business with us, and give you access to a wealth of scientific data and information.

Featured online tool

Current air quality burn bans
The map and table show burn bans called by Ecology. It also shows other burn bans we know about.

Before you burn, check with your local clean air agency by clicking on your county on the map. 

Air & Climate

  • Air monitoring network – current air quality conditions from air monitoring stations that measure air pollution across Washington.

Water & Shorelines

  • Flood hazard maps – do you live or work in a floodplain? Flood hazard maps help determine the flood risk to your home or business.
  • Lake data map – see data, including toxic algae, from state lakes where we do monitoring.
  • Public beaches (Coastal Atlas) – maps and information about public beaches in Washington state.
  • Shoreline aerial photos – current and historical photos of coastal, sound and inland shorelines.
  • Swimming beach closures (Coastal Atlas) – maps and information about beach closures in and around Puget Sound and Washington's ocean beaches.
  • Water Quality Atlas – maps and information about the state's lakes, rivers, streams, and estuaries.  
  • Well report viewer – information on the location, ownership, construction details, and lithology of completed wells.

Waste & Toxics

Cleanup & Spills

  • Contaminated sites – we have a couple of ways you can learn more about polluted properties we're cleaning up:
  • Dirt Alert map – shows the general pattern of arsenic contamination from the Asarco Tacoma Smelter. You can also view information about other areas of arsenic contamination statewide.
  • Spills map – an interactive map showing the estimated crude oil movement by rail in Washington.

Doing business with Ecology

Public tools

  • Air Permit Search – find final Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) permits and air operating permits (AOP).
  • EcoEPay – we accept online payments for some permits and fees. Use this tool to make a payment.
  • Facility/Site database – access information on facilities and sites of interest to Ecology.
  • Hazardous waste facilities in Washington State search tool – use this tool to access public records from regulated dangerous waste sites in Washington. This data comes from TurboWaste, Washington’s dangerous waste reporting tool.
  • Plastic producer registration and reporting – includes guidance to help producers comply with the new Postconsumer Recycled Content for Plastic Containers rule (Chapter 173-925 WAC).
  • Polluted waters - 303(d) Listing – listing of streams, lakes, and estuaries whose beneficial uses are impaired by pollutants.
  • Water quality permit databases – information on water quality permits for municipalities, industries, dairies, fish-rearing facilities, stormwater, sand and gravel operations, and aquatic pesticides.
  • Water rights search – records can be searched 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.

Secure tools requiring log-in

See more regulatory online tools – go to our Regulations & Permits collection and select "Online Tools" in the Category filter on the left.

See more scientific online tools — Go to our Research & Data collection and select "Online Tools" in the Category filter on the left.

The following apps are available for download to your mobile device:

  • Air Quality WA – air-monitoring network to accurately measure air pollution and meteorology conditions around the state
  • Pump out, don't dump out – See the Puget Sound No Discharge Zone boundary; find the closest pumpout, dump station, or restroom to any location.