Overview of compliance & enforcement at Ecology
View the compliance and enforcement authority we have, and what actions we have recently taken.
Spill prevention inspections for facilities
We inspect oil facilities to provide technical assistance and ensure rule compliance.
Spills into water harm the environment, violate state law, and may result in a penalty.
TransAlta Power Plant
The TransAlta agreement lowers harmful air pollutants from Washington's only coal-fired power plant.
Inspecting vessels for substantial risk
We inspect ships operating in state waters and take further action if they pose a substantial risk.
Water use compliance and enforcement
Enforcing water use laws reduces conflict among competing water users and protects the resource.
Columbia River water use compliance
Our watermaster investigates possible unauthorized use.
Cleanup site: Plantation Rifle Range
Plantation Rifle Range is a cleanup site at 5102 Samish Way in Bellingham (Whatcom County) with suspected lead and other heavy metal contamination.
Cleanup site: Univar USA Inc Kent
Univar Kent is a cleanup site at 8201 S 212th St. in Kent (King County) with soil and groundwater contamination from waste management activities and accidental chemical releases.
Cleanup site: Treoil Industries
This site is a former industrial facility located in Whatcom County, near Ferndale. Ecology is facilitating a remedial investigation and feasibility study for cleaning up contaminants at the site.
Seasoft Scuba NOP
This is a Notice of Penalty for Seasoft Scuba
VW settlement funds distribution
An image showing how the VW settlement funds will be distributed
2017 VW Diesel NOx By Census
An Excel file that shows 2017 Diesel NOx pollution by census tract.
SY Tanks Settlement Agreement
SY Tanks Settlement Agreement and Order satisfying penalty issued by Ecology for leaking tanks.
T-Plant Settlement Agreement
Settlement between Ecology and CHPRC regarding T-Plant penalty