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Spills Program

Reporting spills to water*

If you spill, or see oil and/or hazardous materials spilled to water, by law, you must call the following two 24-hour numbers immediately:

 

1) National Response Center: 1-800-424-8802

 

AND

 

2) Washington Emergency Management Division:   1-800-258-5990 -OR- 1-800-OILS-911

 

Be ready with the following information:

Where is the spill?                                                                                  What spilled?

How much spilled?                                                                                  Who spilled the material?

Is anyone cleaning up the spill?                                                               Have you witnessed dead fish or oiled wildlife?

Who is reporting the spill?                                                                       How can we contact you?                 

Can you send a photograph of the spill?

 

Reporting spills to land

If you spill, or see oil and/or hazardous materials spilled to land, by law, you must report the spill to the state's Ecology regional office within 90 days.  

 

Reporting underground storage tank leaks

If you own an underground storage tank that leaks, or know of one, by law, you must report the leak to the state's Ecology regional office within 24 hours.

 

Reporting dangerous waste

If you spill or see dangerous waste, immediately call 911, the local authorities for air and/or water, and the state's Ecology regional office.  

Ecology regional offices:

  • Southwest Regional Office - 1-360-407-6300
    (Clallam, Clark, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Mason, Lewis, Pacific, Pierce, Skamania, Thurston, and Wahkiakum counties)
  • Northwest Regional Office - 1-425-649-7000
    (Island, King, Kitsap, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, and Whatcom counties)
  • Central Regional Office - 1-509-575-2490
    (Benton, Chelan, Douglas, Kittitas, Klickitat, Okanogan, and Yakima counties)
  • Eastern Regional Office - 1-509-329-3400
    (Adams, Asotin, Columbia, Ferry, Franklin, Garfield, Grant, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, Walla Walla, and Whitman counties)
    (see map below)

*State waters include marine waters, estuaries, rivers, lakes, streams, creeks, ponds, springs, wetlands, underground (ground) water sources, sewers, storm drains, beaches, ditches, and snow banks.

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Ecology's Regions Ecology Headquarters in Lacey, WA. Eastern region includes Adams, Asotin, Columbia, Ferry, Franklin, Garfield, Grant, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, Walla Walla, and Whitman counties. Central region includes Benton, Chelan, Douglas, Kittitas, Klickitat, Okanogan, and Yakima counties. Southwest region includes Clallam, Clark, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Mason, Lewis, Pacific, Pierce, Skamania, Thurston, and Wahkiakum counties. Northwest region includes Island, King, Kitsap, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, and Whatcom counties.