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Environmental Performance Partnership Agreement

The Environmental Performance Partnership Agreement (Agreement) documents contractual commitments between the Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The Agreement covers many activities of the water, waste and air programs of Ecology and EPA.

The purpose of this Agreement is to:

  • Recognize mutual environmental goals, strategies, activities and performance measures.
  • Maintain a core level of environmental protection for all of Washington’s residents.
  • Use indicators that reflect environmental conditions, trends and results to measure environmental progress.
  • Allocate Ecology and EPA Region 10 resources to the State's highest environmental priorities.
  • Establish a joint work plan for managing the federal grant dollars EPA provides to Ecology for air quality, water quality and hazardous waste management.

Information about the Agreement, including its development, is provided in the "Publication and Contact Information" section on the Agreement's title page. Download a copy of the Performance Partnership Agreement - State Fiscal Years 2014 - 2015. If you can't download the document and need a print copy you can request one.

Previous Performance Partnership Agreements are available below:



Please see Contact Us for other questions about the Department of Ecology and its programs.