A beneficial use determination (BUD) is a statewide exemption from Washington’s solid waste permitting requirements. Rules addressing BUDs are found at WAC 173-350-200. Before a BUD can be issued, we review the application to:
Any exemption from solid waste permitting granted under the Beneficial Use Determination program requires prior written approval from Ecology and are granted solely to the original applicant. The exemption lasts as long as the material and approved use remain consistent with the original proposal.
Approved beneficial uses must still comply with all other local, state, and federal regulations.
Address correspondence to:
Beneficial Use Determination Coordinator
Washington Department of Ecology
PO Box 47775
Olympia, WA 98504-7775