Regional Assistance Leads can help projects of all sizes navigate the regulatory processes in Washington State, they will work with you to create a road map for your specific permit process. They also have the experience needed to guide complex projects needing multiple environmental permits through the permitting system.
Our goal is to make sure you have the information you need in a timely manner so you can be successful. If your project encounters roadblocks or bottlenecks we can help get it back on track.
Some examples of how we help citizens, businesses and regulatory agencies include:
- Coordinate between project proponents and local, state and federal agencies to build projects providing jobs, alternative energy, and economic development while protecting the environment.
- Help government agencies and citizens develop innovative, collaborative solutions to environmental problems such as balancing the needs of farms and fish or development issues such as green shorelines.
- Work with rural communities to address development issues by connecting local government with state and federal regulators.
The state is divided into four regions, with Regional Assistance Leads for each region. Our Information Center can connect you with the Lead for your region.
Information Center staff can help citizens and businesses understand and navigate Washington’s environmental permitting processes.
We answer questions about local, state and federal permits and regulatory requirements and can research project-specific questions. If we don’t have the information you need, we will connect you with the right people in local, state or federal agencies.
Our services are free. Email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) or give us call (800-917-0043, 360-725-0628).
Some examples of how we help citizens and businesses include:
- Connecting a small business owner wanting to start biodiesel production with regulators and safety officials.
- Helping an entrepreneur understand the requirements for owning and operating an auto body business.
- Putting a farmer in touch with agency staff to determine if a piece of property has water rights.
- Explaining to a homeowner the permitting process for dock or mooring buoy construction.
Technologies we are developing so we can better assist you include: