Governing Law and Regulations
Washington Department of Ecology (WDOE)
Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC)
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Washington generally follows the federal financial responsibility requirements with additional rules for medical waste transporters, solid waste facilities, and used oil facilities.
Washington follows federal financial responsibility rules for hazardous waste treatment, storage and disposal facilities (TSDFs), and underground storage tanks (USTs). See the national section FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY for the required amount of financial coverage and compliance mechanisms.
• Administration and enforcement. The WDOE administers and enforces the state's financial responsibility rules for medical waste transporters, solid and hazardous waste facilities, used oil facilities, USTs, and TSDFs. WDOE, UTC, and local health ...