Tulalip Air Quality Program

Protecting Tulalip’s Air Quality, Human Health and the Environment

Air Quality Enforcement

Type of Activity Description Environmental Infractions Ordinance - Section Number
Burning - Prohibited Substances Illegal to burn any rubber products, plastics, asphalt, garbage, dead animals, petroleum products, paints or similar materials that emit dense smoke or create offensive odors when burned. Section 05.050 (ii) Burning Prohibited Substances
Burning - Without a Permit Illegal to conduct outdoor burning without a permit, except for campfires, fires for cultural/religious purposes, or tideland fires by tribal fishermen, which are exempt and do not need a permit. Section 05.020 Burning Without a Permit
Burning - During Burn Ban Illegal to conduct outdoor burning when a burn ban is in effect for the reservation. Section 05.040 Burning During Phase I or Phase II Burn Ban
Illegal Dumping – Solid Waste Placing, throwing, or disposing of any rubbish, trash or garbage anywhere other than in containers or designated areas is a violation of tribal code. Section 12.030 Littering
Illegal Dumping - Hazardous Waste Includes dumping of any hazardous or toxic substance, including solvents, paint waste, used oil, acids, flammable liquids, etc. Section 12.010 Toxic or Hazardous Substance
Spills – Chemical, Hazardous Waste, Oil or Petroleum Violation occurs when an operation or activity results in a spill, discharge, or release of any hazardous substance or toxic pollutant onto tribal lands or waters. Section 10.010 Spill of Hazardous Substance or Toxic Pollutant
Disturbing Cultural or Archeological Resources It is a code violation to conduct any unauthorized digging, excavating, filling, or removal of artifacts or any other materials, including soil, sand, and gravel, from a cultural resource site. Section 03 Cultural and Archeological Resources
Excavation, Dredging or Filling – Without a Permit It is a code violation to conduct any unauthorized excavating, dredging, filling, or altering of a wetland, tideland, shoreline, stream, lake or on a steep slope. Section 04
Pasturing Livestock in Sensitive Areas It is a code violation to pasture any livestock within the buffer area of a stream, wetland, or lake. Section 05
Motorized Vehicle Use in Sensitive Areas Driving or parking a car, motorbike, off-road vehicle on any tidelands, buffer, or sensitive areas is a code violation. Section 06
Pesticide Use (Non-Household) It is a code violation to conduct unauthorized pesticide use (including rodenticide, insecticide, herbicide, fungicide, or algaecide) within the buffer zone of a stream, wetland, or marsh. Household uses are exempt. Section 08
Septic Systems – Failure to Pump, Repair or Build to Code Code violations occur if there is failure to regularly pump a system (every 3 years), failure to repair a broken system, failure to comply with tribal standards or if a system is built within a buffer zone. Section 09
Unauthorized Use of Tribal Resources Unauthorized removal or damage of tribal artifacts, driftwood, plant life, souvenirs, fish, shellfish or game is a code violation. Section 11 Tribal Resources

To contact us:

Tulalip Tribes Dept. of Environment
7615 Totem Beach Road
Tulalip, WA 98071