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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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Determining if areas in Washington meet national air quality standards
We determine whether areas in Washington meet national air quality standards.
https://ecology.wa.gov/regulations-permits/plans-policies/areas-meeting-and-not-meeting-air-standards
Contingency planning for oil industry
Oil-handling operations must have contingency plans describing how they would respond to oil spills.
https://ecology.wa.gov/regulations-permits/plans-policies/contingency-planning-for-oil-industry
Operations manual requirements
Operations manuals help prevent spills during the transfer, storage, and handling of oil.
https://ecology.wa.gov/regulations-permits/plans-policies/operations-manual-for-regulated-facilities
Safe and effective threshold determination reports
Safe and effective reports establish conditions for protecting open water with oil containment boom.
https://ecology.wa.gov/regulations-permits/plans-policies/safe-effective-threshold-determination-reports
Oil spill prevention plans for facilities
Oil spill prevention plans reduce the risk of oil spills at large refineries and marine terminals.
https://ecology.wa.gov/regulations-permits/plans-policies/spills-prevention-plans-for-facilities
Washington's air quality implementation plan
The State Implementation Plan is an overarching plan to keep Washington's air clean.
https://ecology.wa.gov/regulations-permits/plans-policies/state-implementation-plans
State Solid and Hazardous Waste Plan
Washington state’s management plan for solid waste and toxic materials.
https://ecology.wa.gov/regulations-permits/plans-policies/washington-state-waste-plan
Sulfur dioxide air quality designations
We’re deciding if parts of Washington don't meet national air quality standards for sulfur dioxide.
https://ecology.wa.gov/regulations-permits/plans-policies/areas-meeting-and-not-meeting-air-standards/sulfur-dioxide-designations
About the state waste plan
Learn what went into updating the State Solid and Hazardous Waste Plan.
https://ecology.wa.gov/regulations-permits/plans-policies/washington-state-waste-plan/about-the-plan
Attainment State Implementation Plans
Learn about Washington's plans to ensure communities meet national air quality standards.
https://ecology.wa.gov/regulations-permits/plans-policies/state-implementation-plans/attainment-sips
Infrastructure, rule, & program plans
Our plans and rules to improve air quality and meet national air quality standards.
https://ecology.wa.gov/regulations-permits/plans-policies/state-implementation-plans/infrastructure-sips
Plans for maintaining air quality
View current plans to improve air quality and meet national air quality standards.
https://ecology.wa.gov/regulations-permits/plans-policies/state-implementation-plans/maintenance-sips
Geographic Response Plans (GRPs)
GRPs, a Northwest Area Contingency Plan tool, guide early, localized actions when oil spills happen.
https://ecology.wa.gov/regulations-permits/plans-policies/contingency-planning-for-oil-industry/geographic-response-plans-for-oil-spills
Transportation implementation plans
Find out how we make sure transportation investments are consistent with air quality goals.
https://ecology.wa.gov/regulations-permits/plans-policies/state-implementation-plans/transportation-conformity
Spill response plans for Class 2 mobile facilities
We require Class 2 mobile oil-handling facilities in Washington to have a spill response plan.
https://ecology.wa.gov/regulations-permits/plans-policies/contingency-planning-for-oil-industry/spill-response-plans-for-mobile-oil-facilities
Technical manuals
Requirements for technical manuals for vessels with contingency plans.
https://ecology.wa.gov/regulations-permits/plans-policies/contingency-planning-for-oil-industry/technical-manuals
Spills Program public comment documents
Industry oil spill prevention and preparedness planning documents currently open for public review and comment
https://ecology.wa.gov/spills-program-public-comment-documents
Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) template for Construction Stormwater permit plans.
This template presents the recommended structure and content for preparing a Construction Stormwater General Permit SWPPP.
https://ecology.wa.gov/swppp-for-construction-stormwater-permits
Provisional community engagement plan
This draft community engagement plan was developed by the seven HEAL-covered agencies and provisionally adopted July 1, 2022 by the Department of Ecology in partial fulfillment of its obligations under the HEAL Act (RCW 70A.02.050).
https://ecology.wa.gov/provisional-community-engagement-plan
Focus on: Climate change and health equity
A joint Ecology and Health focus sheet exploring the health and community impacts of climate change.
https://ecology.wa.gov/201210-climate-justice-focus-sheet
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