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Ecology Services


This page provides access to Ecology's major services, organized by function. Many of these functions cut across the agency's principal statutory authorities and major organizational units (See Programs).

COMPLIANCE & ENFORCEMENT

Actions taken to obtain compliance with environmental laws and regulations whenever voluntary compliance cannot be achieved.

ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT

Monitoring and assessing streams, rivers, lakes, marine waters, sediments, and groundwater.

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION

Classroom curriculum guides, teacher workshops, volunteer opportunities, and other resources for students and teachers.

GRANTS & LOANS

Financial assistance awarded to public entities to support environmental management objectives.

PERMITTING (Also see Facility/Site Identification)

Issuance of environmental permits, licenses, certifications, and other approvals.

SEPA / ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW

Review of environmental impacts of proposed projects.

SITE CLEANUP (Also see Facility/Site Identification)

Identification and cleanup of contaminated sites. Includes Sediment Management and Underground Storage Tanks.

SPILL RESPONSE

Response to oil and hazardous-materials spills to minimize risk to public health and safety and damage to the environment.

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

Various resources and other assistance to support voluntary compliance with environmental rules and good stewardship of Washington's environmental resources.

WATERSHED PLANNING

Support of local planning activities to address problems related to fish recovery, flooding, stream flows, and water quality.

Also see Programs for access to information by Ecology's major organizational units and statutory authorities. Also see Watersheds for access to selected information organized geographically.

REPORT A PROBLEM

Let us know about any environmental problem, including spills and stormdrain dumping

Office of Regulatory Assistance Environmental Permitting Services

Recycling information

GIS Data / Maps

Litter /
Ecology Youth Corps

Vehicle Emissions