Washington Training regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Washington Training: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations


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Incinerators: Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 173-434-090

Dangerous waste:

Transfer facilities: WAC 173-303-240 and WAC 173-303-330

Medical waste: WAC 480-70-441

Pesticides: WAC 296-307-12040

Solid (nonhazardous) waste landfills and incinerators: WAC 173-300-080 and WAC 173-300-090

Storage tanks:

Underground storage tanks (USTs): WAC 173-360-710 to 173-360-760


Drinking water: WAC 246-290-035 and WAC 246-291-250

Spill prevention: WAC 173-180-510 and WAC 173-180-530

Well drilling: WAC 173-162-060, WAC 173-162-075, and WAC 173-162-080

Workplace safety and health:

Emergency response to hazardous substances personnel (facilities that are not hazardous waste sites): WAC 296-824-30005

Hazardous waste operations and emergency response (HAZWOPER) personnel, contractors, and subcontractors: WAC 296-843-20010, WAC 296-843-20015, and WAC 296-842-20020

Material handling—rim wheels: WAC 296-864-60010

Respiratory protection: WAC 296-842-12010 and WAC 296-842-16005 Slips and falls—ladders: WAC 296-876-150

Regulatory Agencies

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 ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

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, asbestos abatement personnel, first responder specialist, medical waste personnel, oil facility personnel, HAZWOPER personnel, water drilling personnel, and solid waste incinerator and ...

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