Environmental penalties for fourth quarter 2018

(OLYMPIA)- The Washington Department of Ecology issued $437,000 in penalties of $1,000 or more October through December 2018. A detailed list of the violations and resulting penalties is available online.

Ecology works with thousands of businesses and individuals to help them comply with state laws. Penalties are issued in cases where non-compliance continues after Ecology has provided technical assistance or warnings, or for particularly serious violations.

The money owed from penalties may be reduced from the issued amount due to settlement or court rulings. Funds collected go to the state’s general fund or to dedicated pollution prevention accounts.