Noncompliance Notification

Regional Contacts

-OR- click on a region to go to the Online Reporting Form:

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.
Noncompliance notification must be done by calling the applicable Regional Office ERTS phone number within 24-hours of the noncompliance event (such as but not limited to spills of fuels or other materials, catastrophic pond or slope failure, and discharges that violate water quality standards or exceedance of numeric effluent limits). In the event the Permittee is unable to comply with any part of the terms and conditions of the CSWGP, and the resulting noncompliance may cause a threat to human health or the environment, the Permittee must:
  1. Immediately notify Ecology of the failure to comply by calling the applicable Regional office ERTS phone number;
  2. Immediately take action to prevent the discharge/pollution, or otherwise stop or correct the noncompliance, and, if applicable, repeat sampling and analysis of any noncompliance immediately;
  3. Submit the results of any repeat sampling or analysis of any noncompliance to Ecology within five (5) days of becoming aware of the violation;
  4. Submit a detailed written report to Ecology within five (5) days, unless requested earlier by Ecology. The report must contain:
  5. Report any unanticipated bypass and/or upset that exceeds any effluent limit in the CSWGP within 24-hours.

Phone Reporting

Please state, "I'm reporting a noncompliance construction stormwater of (your noncompliance reason)." Include the following information:

  1. Your Name / Phone Number
  2. Permit Number
  3. City / County of Project
  4. Date / Time of Incident
  5. Date / Time of Sample
  6. Project Name