Washington Containers regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Washington Containers: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Dangerous waste container rules: Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 173-303-630 and WAC 173-303-400 (interim status)

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Organic air emissions standards for permitted container facilities: WAC 173-303-690 to 173-303-692

Organic air emissions standards for interim-status container facilities: WAC 173-303-400(3)(a)

Labeling and marking containers: WAC 173-303-630(3), WAC 173-303-400(3)(a)(ii), WAC 173-303-200(1)(b)(i), and WAC 173-303-201(2)

Container storage areas: WAC 173-303-282, WAC 173-303-630, WAC 173-303-200(1)(b)(i), and WAC 173-303-201(2)

Containment system requirements: WAC 173-303-630 and WAC 173-303-400(3)(a)(ii)

Storage of ignitable and reactive wastes: WAC 173-303-630(8), WAC 173-303-200(1)(b)(i), and WAC 173-303-201(2)

Incompatible wastes: WAC 173-303-630(9)(c), WAC 173-303-200(1)(b)(i), and WAC 173-303-201(2)

Inspections:

Dangerous waste container areas: WAC 173-303-630(9)(c), WAC 173-303-200(1)(b)(i), and WAC 173-303-201(2)

Ignitable and reactive waste container areas: WAC 173-303-630(8)(b), WAC 173-303-200(1)(b)(i), and WAC 173-303-201(2)

Empty container rules: WAC 173-303-160

Regulatory Agency

Washington Department of Ecology (WDOE) Hazardous Waste and Toxics Reduction Program

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Washington's container rules include both federal and more stringent state requirements. The state's more stringent requirements cover labeling, storage areas, containment systems, storage of ignitable and reactive wastes, empty containers, and storage facility performance standards. Dangerous waste large quantity generators (LQGs) and medium ...


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