Governing Law and Regulations
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 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. WDOE's Hazardous Waste and Toxics Reduction Program administers and enforces the dangerous waste storage requirements in Washington.
WAC 173-303-630 and WAC 173-303-400
Washington follows the federal container management rules, but has additional provisions regarding labeling, storage areas, loading areas, storage of ignitable and reactive wastes, and empty ...