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. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires Washington (and all states) to use the revised federal form of the manifest, the standardized Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest (EPA Form 8700-22), and its continuation sheet (EPA Form 8700-22A). Washington's rules for hazardous waste manifest preparation and use must now be the same as the federal rules and waste handlers should go to the national section MANIFESTS for guidance for guidance on how to prepare the manifest form and how to deal with related manifest issues such as manifest discrepancies and rejected shipments. The state has its own state requirements in connection with waste shipments to the Hanford, WA facility, exception reports, recordkeeping, and reasons that a hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) may refuse a shipment.
• Administration and enforcement. The Washington Department of Ecology (WDOE) administers and enforces Washington's dangerous waste manifest rules.