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2014 Dangerous Waste Annual Reports due March 1, 2015

If your site had an active RCRA Site ID Number in 2014, you must submit a 2014 Dangerous Waste Annual Report by the deadline.

Tina Schaefer, Washington State Department of Ecology




Time to Submit Tier Two Reports

You must report if you had 10,000 pounds or more of any chemical or hazardous substance on site. Agencies use this information for pre-disaster and local emergency response planning.

Sadie Whitener, Washington State Department of Ecology




New Dangerous Waste Rules Effective January 18, 2015

New rules were approved in December. These include simplifications, corrections, clarifications, and other changes at the federal and state level.

Rob Rieck, Washington State Department of Ecology




Continuing Education Opportunities Abound in 2015

If you’re looking to expand your knowledge of safer chemistry, toxicology, or chemicals management, you will have some fantastic opportunities in 2015.

Andrew Wineke, Washington State Department of Ecology




Waste Reduction is a “Can-do” at Crown Beverage

Crown Beverage Packaging, Inc. makes nearly 5 million soda, beer, and other drink cans per day at its Olympia facility. Over the last decade Crown has reduced its waste generation by 99.9 percent!

Andrew Wineke, Washington State Department of Ecology




Safer Chemistry Champion Awards

Five Washington businesses were recognized for their efforts to improve product safety and clean manufacturing methods. Nominations are for accomplishments in green chemistry, hazardous materials reduction, or sustainability.

Andrew Wineke, Washington State Department of Ecology



State Solid and Hazardous Waste Plan Update

Ecology is updating the state’s solid and hazardous waste plan and wants your feedback.

Chris Chapman and Janine Bogar, Washington State Department of Ecology




Ecology’s Hazardous Waste Services Directory Goes Offline

The Hazardous Waste Services Directory is no longer available. It closed in November and will not be available while we explore options to bring it up to date.

Erin Jeffries, Washington State Department of Ecology


Northwest Green Chemistry Roundtable

Leaders in chemistry, chemicals management, toxicology, occupation health, and sustainability came together to discuss "Catalyzing Change."  Keynote speaker Paul Anastas talked about how innovation can solve the problems we face from toxic chemicals.

Andrew Wineke, Washington State Department of Ecology