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 incorporated the federal land disposal restrictions (LDRs) by reference, including the Phase IV federal LDRs and best demonstrated available technology (BDAT). Washington, however, did not adopt the following federal LDRs because EPA has not delegated authority to states to implement these rules:
—Case-by-case extensions (40 CFR 268.5)
—No-migration variances (40 CFR 268.6)
—Equivalent method variances (40 CFR 268.42(b))
—Variances from treatment standards (40 CFR 268.44)
See LDR Exceptions in the national section LAND DISPOSAL RESTRICTIONS/LAND BAN for more information about these extensions and variances. In addition, Washington has certain state restrictions that apply to the disposal of the state-only dangerous wastes and has added some restrictions for generators and requirements in connection with ...