Chapter 173-303 WAC

We are seeking informal public input on draft rule language of the Dangerous Waste Regulations (Chapter 173-303 WAC) from Nov. 22, 2019 to Dec. 23, 2019.

What are the proposed changes?

We plan to amend Jourspecific sections of the dangerous waste regulations to incorporate new federal hazardous waste rules, including but not limited to:

  1. Management Standards for Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals and Amendments to the P075 Listing for Nicotine. 84 FR 5816; February 22, 2019
  2. Safe Management of Recalled Airbags. 83 FR 61552; November 30, 2018
  3. Hazardous Waste Management System: User Fees for the Electronic Hazardous Waste Manifest System and Amendments to Manifest Regulations. 83 FR 420; January 3, 2018

State-initiated amendments will also include:

  1. Corrections and clarifications to the Generator Improvements rule and other dangerous waste rules adopted January 28, 2019. 
  2. Updating Biological Testing Methods for the Designation of Dangerous Waste publication 80-12.
  3. Other clarifications and corrections as necessary.

Comment on these proposed changes

We have posted documents for your review under the Public Input and Involvement section: 

  • Summary of draft rule amendment language
  • Draft rule amendment language for Dangerous Waste Regulations

Learn more

Rulemaking timeline


Announcement phase (CR-101)

Filing date:

Aug. 2, 2019

Announcement documents

Filing date:

Aug. 2, 2019

Announcement documents

Rule development phase

Aug. 2, 2019 - Spring 2020

Public input & involvement

Draft documents for review

Join our webinar

We held an informational webinar on the draft rule amendments on Dec. 2, 2019 from 1-3 p.m.

Submit your comments online Nov. 22 to Dec. 23, 2019

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