Washington TSDF Permits regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Washington TSDF Permits: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Dangerous waste (DW) treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) permit rules: Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 173-303-800 to 173-303-840

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Special waste facility rules: WAC 173-303-040, WAC 173-303-073, and WAC 173-303-100

Permit application process:

Notice of intent: WAC 173-303-281

State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) standards: Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 43.21C, WAC 197-11, and WAC 468-12-904

Public involvement and participation rules: WAC 173-303-900 to 173-303-905

Location standards: WAC 173-303-282

Performance standards: WAC 173-303-283


Underground injection wells: WAC 173-303-802(3)

Totally enclosed treatment facilities and elementary neutralization units: WAC 173-303-802(5)

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's dangerous waste (DW) permit regulations for treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) follow the federal hazardous waste TSDF permit requirements (with the exception of the provisions for remedial action plans and standardized permit provision) and add several more stringent facility permit standards. The state's more stringent rules cover the permit application process, facility location, facility design and operation, facility performance standards, permit-by-rule requirements for underground injection well facilities, and permit exemptions for neutralization of waste facilities.

In addition, the state has more permit modifications requirements for TSDFs with corrective action plans and land ...

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Governing Law and Regulations
Regulatory Agency
Comparison: State vs. Federal
State Requirements
Guidance Documents