Washington Hazardous Waste Transporters regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Washington Hazardous Waste Transporters: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Transporter requirements for dangerous waste: Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 173-303-240 and WAC 173-303-250

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Identification number: WAC 173-303-240(2)

Discharges during transport: WAC 173-303-145 and WAC 173-303-270

Transporters as generators: WAC 173-303-240(4)

Transfer facilities: WAC 173-303-240(6), WAC 173-303-240(7), and WAC 173-303-240(8)

Recycled electronic products transporters:

Definitions: WAC 173-900-030

Registration: WAC 173-900-500 to 173-900-540

Performance standards and inspections: WAC 173-900-550 and WAC 173-900-560

Penalties: WAC 173-900-570 to 173-900-590

Regulatory Agency

Washington Department of Ecology (WDOE) Hazardous Waste and Toxic 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 refers to hazardous waste as dangerous waste. The Washington Department of Ecology's (WDOE's) rules for the transportation of dangerous wastes are substantially the same as the federal regulations. See the national section HAZARDOUS WASTE TRANSPORTERS for more information.

In addition to the federal rules, WDOE has its own registration requirement and additional notification requirements for dangerous waste transporters. WDOE also has requirements for transporters of certain electronic products that are recycled. This section discusses requirements for transporters of dangerous waste on highways. WDOE has additional requirements for water and rail transporters.

The state has its own requirements for used oil transporters. See the state section USED OIL MANAGEMENT for more information.

Administration and enforcement. WDOE administers ...


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