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'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 ...