How is MRW regulated in Washington?
Moderate Risk Waste is regulated by WAC
173-350-360 (adopted statewide in February 2003) under the authority
RCW 70.105 and
RCW 70.95. Local Health
Jurisdictions are responsible for implementing and enforcing this
regulation, and counties may adopt local ordinances and local hazardous
waste management plans that have additional handling requirements for
MRW. Regional Ecology staff can help
answer technical questions about these regulations.
Household hazardous wastes means any
waste which exhibits any of the properties of dangerous wastes that
is exempt from regulation under chapter 70.105 RCW, Hazardous waste
management, solely because the waste is generate by households.
Household hazardous waste can also include other solid waste
identified in the local hazardous waste management plan prepared
pursuant to chapter 70.105 RCW, Hazardous waste management.
Conditionally exempt small quantity generator
(CESQG) means a dangerous waste generator whose dangerous wastes
are not subject to regulation under chapter 70.105 RCW, Hazardous
waste management, solely because the waste is generated or
accumulated in quantities below the threshold for regulation and
meets the conditions prescribed in WAC 173-303-070 (8)(b).
Information for MRW Facilities.