Governing Law and Regulations
Washington Department of Ecology (WDOE) Hazardous Waste and Toxics Reduction Program
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Washington's contingency plan rules include both federal and state requirements. The state has incorporated the federal contingency plan rules for large quantity generators (LQGs) and hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) and added standards concerning plan content, implementation, notification, and the follow-up report that apply to both LQGs and TSDFs.
• Administration and enforcement. WDOE's Hazardous Waste and Toxics Reduction Program administers and enforces the contingency plan requirements in Washington.
The contents of the contingency plan must meet the federal requirements and one additional state provision. Washington requires that the plan provide a description of the actions that will be taken in the event that a dangerous waste shipment, which is damaged or otherwise presents a hazard to the public health and the environment, arrives at the facility and is ...