Special Waste Shipments
This guidance will help you to report the generation, management, or shipment of Special Wastes on the GM form and OI form.
What is Special Waste?
Special Waste is state only dangerous waste that is conditionally excluded by WAC 173-303-073. A waste must be fully designated before it can be identified as Special Waste. Special Wastes are defined in WAC 173-303-040 as being: Any state only dangerous waste that is solid only (not liquid, aqueous or gaseous).
If a waste has any other waste number it cannot be a Special Waste.
Examples of Possible Special Wastes:
For more information see Ecology Publication #96-1254-HWTR, Management Requirements for Special Waste.
Special Waste Management Generators can either manage special waste as fully regulated dangerous waste or they can choose to follow the conditional exclusions of WAC 173-303-073.
To take advantage of this conditional exclusion, generators must dispose of their waste in hazardous waste or municipal solid waste landfills, recycle the waste on - or off-site, or treat the waste in a way that is consistent with Ecology's treatment-by-generator guidance. For more information on on-site treatment, see Ecology Publication #96-412 Treatment by Generator.
How to Report Special Waste on the GM Form
Generator annual reporting of special waste is required.
If you sent special waste to several facilities, add sequential numbers to your SWFACILITY entries on the GM Forms (i.e. SWFACILITY01, SWFACILITY02, SWFACILITY03 and so on).
How to Report Special Waste on the OI Form
Special instructions for Washington state-only waste shipped to out-of-state facilities.
If you ship waste to a TSDR without a RCRA Site ID Number, use the letters "NOIDNeeded" followed by a number. For example, NOIDNeeded01.
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