Governing Law and Regulations
Washington Department of Ecology (WDOE)
Washington Department of Health (DOH)
Washington Department of Community, Trade, and Economic Development (CTED)
Washington Department of Labor and Industries (L&I)
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Washington has adopted training requirements that are stricter than federal requirements for agricultural pesticide workers; first responder specialists; medical waste personnel; hazardous waste operations and emergency response (HAZWOPER) personnel; solid waste incinerator and landfill operators; and storage tank operators. Hazardous waste transporters that own, lease, or operate a transfer facility must comply with the training requirements for treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) personnel. See TABLE 1 for ...