WSR 17-13-119
[Filed June 21, 2017, 6:19 a.m.]
Purpose: In accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act, RCW 34.05.230, the department of ecology submits the following notice that the policy below has been revised and is now available.
Policy Title: Interim Pharmaceutical Waste Policy - Pharmaceutical Waste Management in Healthcare. Pub. #07-04-024.
Subject: This policy gives an alternative regulatory option to the requirements of chapter 173-303 WAC, Dangerous waste regulations, for generators of dangerous waste pharmaceuticals. It provides an easier waste management system which is equally protective of human health and the environment.
Policy Revision Description: The policy has been slightly revised to match container labeling requirements specified in the draft dangerous waste regulations, WAC 173-303-555 (3)(e). Containers must now be labeled with the words "hazardous waste pharmaceuticals" or "dangerous waste pharmaceuticals." No other changes are being made at this time.
Contact Information: To receive a copy of the policy contact Rob Rieck, Hazardous Waste and Toxics Reduction Program, Department of Ecology, P.O. Box 47600, Olympia, WA 98504-7600, phone (360) 407-6751, email, or download a copy at