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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Washington follows the federal rules for pollution prevention (P2), with additional state requirements for certain hazardous waste generators and hazardous product users.
• Administration and enforcement. WDOE's Hazardous Waste and Toxics Reduction Program oversees enforcement of the state's P2 program and retains the authority to review plans and progress reports for adequacy. The federal P2 rules are enforced by the WDOE in Washington.
Facilities that report under Section 313 of Title III of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act, or that generate more than 2,640 pounds of hazardous waste per year, must prepare P2 plans for voluntarily reducing hazardous substance use and hazardous waste generation. The facilities that are primarily treatment, storage, and disposal facilities or recycling facilities are exempt.