Washington Recordkeeping: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Air: Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 173-400-105 and WAC 173-401-615

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Dangerous waste:

Generators: WAC 173-303-210, WAC 173-303-320(2)(d), WAC 173-303-395(1)(d), WAC 173-303-200(1)(b), WAC 173-303-200(1)(e)(ii), WAC 173-303-201(2), and WAC 173-303-202(2)(a)

Transporters: WAC 173-303-260

Transfer facilities: WAC 173-303-240

Treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs): WAC 173-303-320(2)(d), WAC 173-303-395(1)(d), WAC 173-303-280(1), WAC 173-303-380(1)(e), and WAC 173-303-400(3)(a)(i)

Medical waste

Transporters: WAC 480-70-436 and WAC 480-70-461

WAC 480-70-436, WAC 480-70-441, WAC 480-70-461, and WAC 480-70-471


Pesticide applicators: WAC 16-228-1320

Pesticide dealers: WAC 16-228-1300

Pesticide application at schools: Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 17.21.415

Solid (nonhazardous) waste:

Municipal solid waste landfill facilities (MSWLFs): WAC 173-351-200(10)

Recyclable materials transporters: WAC 173-345-070

Solid waste handling facilities: WAC 173-304-405

Solid waste transporters: WAC 173-350-300(3)(d) and WAC 480-70-061

Waste tire storage facilities: WAC 173-350-350(6)(c)

Storage tanks—Underground storage tanks (USTs):

Corrosion protection equipment records: WAC 173-360-320

UST repair documents: WAC 173-360-325

Leak detection records: WAC 173-360-355

Closure records: WAC 173-360-398

Corrective action records: WAC 173-360-210, WAC 173-360-399, and WAC 173-340-850

Financial responsibility records: WAC 173-360-450 and WAC 173-360-456

Operator training records: WAC 173-360-760


Drinking water: WAC 246-290-490

Appropriation: WAC 173-173-180

Hazardous materials motor carriers: WAC 480-14-090

Regulatory Agencies

Washington Department of Ecology (WDOE)

Washington State Department of Health (DOH)

Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA)

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