The department may use funds in the hazardous waste assistance account to provide technical assistance and compliance education assistance to hazardous substance users and waste generators, to provide grants to local governments, and for administration of this chapter.
Technical assistance may include the activities authorized under chapter 70A.214
RCW and RCW 70A.300.290
to encourage hazardous waste reduction and hazardous use reduction and the assistance provided for by RCW 70A.300.140
Compliance education may include the activities authorized under RCW 70A.300.140
(2) to train local agency officials and to inform hazardous substance users and hazardous waste generators and owners and operators of hazardous waste management facilities of the requirements of chapter 70A.300
RCW and related federal laws and regulations. To the extent practicable, the department shall contract with private businesses to provide compliance education.
Grants to local governments shall be used for small quantity generator technical assistance and compliance education components of their moderate risk waste plans as required by RCW 70A.300.350