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

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

Hazard communication: WAC 296-901-14016

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

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 173-360A-0500 to 173-360A-0560


Drinking water: WAC 246-290-035

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

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 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 ...

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