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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Washington's leak detection requirements include federal rules and additional rules for air emissions, spill prevention, underground injection wells, underground storage tanks (USTs), and used oil facilities. The specific leak detection system standards vary depending on the type of unit or facility. See the national section LEAK DETECTION for a discussion of federal leak detection requirements. In addition, refer to the state section RELEASE NOTIFICATION to review Washington's leak response and reporting requirements.
• Administration and enforcement. The WDOE administers and enforces the leak detection rules in Washington.
The WDOE has established general requirements to control fugitive particulate matter and volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions, odor emissions, and noise. More specific requirements for chemical process fugitive emissions control are determined on a permit-by-permit basis. See the state section FUGITIVE EMISSIONS for additional information.