Washington Manifests regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Washington Manifests : What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Generators: Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 173-303-180, WAC 173-303-210(1), WAC 173-303-210(2), and WAC 173-303-220(2)

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Criteria wastes: WAC 173-303-180(6)

Rules for Hanford facility: WAC 173-303-180(4) and WAC 173-303-700

Exception reports: WAC 173-303-220(2)

Recordkeeping: WAC 173-303-210

Transporters: WAC 173-303-250

Treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs): WAC 173-303-370 and WAC 173-303-390(1)

Refusing shipments: WAC 173-303-370(6)

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. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires Washington (and all states) to use the revised federal form of the manifest, the standardized Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest (EPA Form 8700-22), and its continuation sheet (EPA Form 8700-22A). Washington's rules for hazardous waste manifest preparation and use must now be the same as the federal rules and waste handlers should go to the national section MANIFESTS for guidance for guidance on how to prepare the manifest form and how to deal with related manifest issues such as manifest discrepancies and rejected shipments. The state has its own state requirements in connection with waste shipments to the Hanford, WA facility, exception reports, recordkeeping, and reasons that a hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) may refuse a shipment.

Administration and enforcement. The Washington Department of Ecology (WDOE) administers and enforces Washington's dangerous waste manifest rules.

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