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Identify and resolve hazardous materials (HazMat) related regulatory and compliance challenges to minimize agency risk. Hazardous materials may include lead, creosote, asbestos, chemically contaminated sediment, releases from underground storage tanks, or other solid waste. Use the webpages linked below to investigate, sample, and comply with local and federal laws to safely manage and dispose of hazardous materials from early planning through construction.

Use Ecology's Report a spill of oil or hazardous materials website to report spills. For WSDOT projects, the contractor should fill out the Spill Report Form (doc 32 kb) and send it to Ecology.

Read Chapter 447: Hazardous Materials of the Environmental Manual for the policy context for HazMat considerations.

Find out about options and requirements for handling your project’s construction waste and know what to do if your project experiences a spill or encounters contamination during construction.
Determine if your site needs HazMat support including site investigations, sampling, and documenting HazMat considerations for your site.