Governing Law and Regulations
Washington Department of Ecology (WDOE) Hazardous Waste and Toxic 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 refers to hazardous waste as dangerous waste. The Washington Department of Ecology's (WDOE's) rules for the transportation of dangerous wastes are substantially the same as the federal regulations. See the national section HAZARDOUS WASTE TRANSPORTERS for more information.
In addition to the federal rules, WDOE has its own registration requirement and additional notification requirements for dangerous waste transporters. WDOE also has requirements for transporters of certain electronic products that are recycled. This section discusses requirements for transporters of dangerous waste on highways. WDOE has additional requirements for water and rail transporters.
The state has its own requirements for used oil transporters. See the state section USED OIL MANAGEMENT for more information.
• Administration and enforcement. WDOE administers ...