Washington Land Disposal Restrictions regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Washington Land Disposal Restrictions: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Land disposal restrictions (LDRs): Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 173-303-140(2)(a), WAC 173-303-045, WAC 173-303-140, and federal regulations at 40 CFR 268

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Overview: WAC 173-303-140(4) to (7)

Extremely hazardous waste (EHW): WAC 173-303-140(4)(a)

Liquid wastes: WAC 173-303-140(4)(b)

Solid acid wastes: WAC 173-303-140(4)(c)

Organic/carbonaceous waste: WAC 173-303-140(4)(d) and WAC 173-303-140(6)(c)

Dangerous waste determination: WAC 173-303-140(2)(c) and WAC 173-303-140(2)(d)

Recycler certification and notification: WAC 173-303-140(2)(e)

Characteristic waste: WAC 173-303-140(2)(f)

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 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 ...


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