The Department of Ecology proposes to amend Chapter 173-303 WAC, Dangerous Waste Regulations. These regulations set standards for the safe management of dangerous wastes. Ecology plans to amend specific sections of the dangerous waste regulations to incorporate new federal hazardous waste rules. We propose to restructure the regulations for easier use and improved compliance. The proposed changes in the dangerous waste regulations will affect most dangerous waste generators. These changes may affect how generators manage their dangerous waste, adding regulations for pharmaceutical waste, solvent-contaminated wipes, recycling of dangerous waste, and dangerous waste import and export.
Announcement Phase (CR-101)
Feb. 21, 2017
Rule Development Phase
February 21, 2017 - July 2018
Public input & involvement
In 2016, Ecology developed draft rule language and asked for public feedback.
Ecology received comment letters from the following organizations:
An informational webinar was held November 2016-view it on YouTube
In 2017, Ecology held two public meetings and a webinar to explain the changes and hear from you.
- Public meetings
- November 9, 2017 at Ecology's Northwest Regional Office, Bellevue
- December 4, 2017 at Ecology's Eastern Regional Office, Spokane
Ecology accepted informal comments on the Preliminary Draft Rule in Fall 2017. View comments
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