How to handle an environmental inspection

The initial and most critical phase of an environmental enforcement action is the agency inspection of the event or facility.
Posted on: 08/01/2017

Construction stormwater general permit now in effect

Having satisfied all the elements involved in the appeal filed by AGC and partners, the Department of Ecology has announced that the modified Construction Stormwater General Permit is now in effect.
Posted on: 05/08/2017

Ecology offers changes to solid waste handling draft rule

AGC Environment Committee members recently traveled to Olympia to discuss the need for changes to DOE’s proposed solid waste rule with legislators and DOE rule drafters.
Posted on: 03/28/2017

Appeal leads to significant improvements to stormwater permit

Last year the industry group appealed the Department of Ecology’s new construction stormwater general permit, and on March 22 DOE issued the revised permit that includes several changes sought by the industry groups.
Posted on: 03/28/2017

After AGC protests, DOE pulls back for now on soil handling rules

DOE will issue a second draft of proposed solid-waste rules that could cause a contractor to unwittingly become subject to solid-waste landfill rules, or require satisfaction of onerous landfill post-closure care or financial assurance requirements.
Posted on: 11/29/2016

Win for the industry: AGC and allies secure changes to DOE’s construction stormwater permit

AGC and its partner organizations settled its appeal of the new Construction Stormwater General Permit with the Department of Ecology.
Posted on: 11/29/2016

AGC opposes onerous soils-handling proposed regs

AGC is opposing Department of Ecology proposed solid waste rules that could cause a contractor to unwittingly become subject to solid waste landfill rules, or require satisfaction of onerous landfill post-closure care or financial assurance requirements.
Posted on: 09/19/2016

Four-year process leads to draft EIS for Millennium project

More than four years after the permitting process began, Washington State DOE and Cowlitz County released the draft EIS for the Millennium Bulk Terminals-Longview project that would create a global export hub.
Posted on: 06/21/2016

DOE sending construction-stormwater permit invoices

The Department of Ecology is preparing to mail out construction stormwater permit invoices for fiscal year 2017.
Posted on: 06/21/2016

Learn more and comment on DOE’s draft changes to solid-waste handling standards

Draft language regarding changes to one of the state’s main solid waste handling rules is now under internal review and not available to share, but Ecology plans to have two public comment periods, at which time draft language will be open for review.
Posted on: 04/11/2016

Free training on using DOE’s WQWebDMR portal

Facilities with an NPDES or State Waste Discharge permit are required to monitor discharge and submit reports
Posted on: 02/29/2016