Washington Security regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Washington Security: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Solid waste:

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Municipal solid waste landfill (MSWLF) requirements: WAC 173-351-200(6)

Solid waste handling facility requirements: WAC 173-304-460(3)(g)

Drinking water: WAC 246-290-415

Distribution reservoirs: WAC 246-291-210

Regulatory Agencies

Washington Department of Ecology (WDOE)

Washington State Department of Health (DOH) Division of Drinking Water

Washington Military Department Emergency Management Division (EMD)

Regional Homeland Security Coordination Districts (RHSCD)

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Washington's requirements concerning security for air toxics are covered in the state's accidental release prevention program, which follows the federal program. See the national sections RISK MANAGEMENT and SECURITY for more information.

Washington's rules for the security of hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) follow the federal requirements in connection with facility security during the life of the TSDF and during a disposal facility's post-closure care period. Washington also follows the federal rules for storage of hazardous waste munitions and explosives.

Washington follows the federal municipal solid waste landfill (MSWLF) rules and adds the requirement that there be a lockable gate at each entrance to the facility. Similarly, the owners and operators of all solid waste handling facilities in Washington must avoid unauthorized access to the facility and comply with specific state requirements regarding signage at the facility's entrance. The rules for the storage of solid waste military munitions are the same as the federal rules.

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Governing Law and Regulations
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Comparison: State vs. Federal
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