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Washington Department of Ecology (WDOE) Hazardous Waste and Toxics Reduction Program
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Washington has adopted the federal rules for storing dangerous (hazardous) wastes and has added several more stringent requirements in connection with dangerous waste storage tanks, surface impoundments, dangerous waste storage facilities, and generators accumulating dangerous wastes on-site.
In addition, and unlike the federal rules, Washington requires owners and operators of dangerous waste storage facilities to meet state performance standards.
• Administration and enforcement. The Washington Department of Ecology's (WDOE) Hazardous Waste and Toxics Reduction Program administers and enforces the dangerous waste storage requirements in Washington.