Department of Ecology News Release - August 21, 2014

Improving dangerous waste handling is state goal
Public can comment on proposed rules for colleges, transfer stations, imports

OLYMPIA – The public is invited to review and comment on proposed updates to Washington’s dangerous-waste regulations through Oct. 1, 2014. A public hearing will be held via webinar on Sept. 24 at 2 p.m.

The Washington Department of Ecology updates the dangerous-waste regulations every two to four years to improve waste management. These regulations establish requirements for generators, transporters, and facilities that manage dangerous waste in Washington state.

If approved, the updates integrate changes to federal hazardous waste regulations. These include:

Some state requirements will also be updated, including a number of technical and editorial corrections and clarifications. Other state-initiated changes include:

Submit comments by Oct. 1, 2014, to:

Rob Rieck (
Washington Department of Ecology
Hazardous Waste & Toxics Reduction Program
P.O. Box 47600
Lacey, WA 98504-7600
Fax: 360- 407-6715



Erika Holmes, communications, 360-407-6149, @ecologyWA