WSR 20-15-001
[Filed July 1, 2020, 1:33 p.m.]
Notice of Interpretive and Policy Statements
Under chapter 43.56 RCW, ecology maintains an index that includes interpretive and policy statements issued by the agency. Under RCW 34.05.230, we are filing notice in the Washington State Register about these statements.
To obtain copies of these items, please:
Copy and paste the web address from the table below into a web browser to view and download; or
Submit an email records request to ecology's public records officer at following the instructions on the public records requests web page at
New Statements:
Title of Interpretive/ Policy Statement
Web Link (if applicable)
Paint product stewardship policy
Paint Product Stewardship Policy
Program Name: Solid Waste Management and Hazardous Waste and Toxics Reduction Programs.
Date Issued: This policy will take effect when the PaintCare program becomes operational in Washington and will remain in effect until rescinded.
Date(s) of Substantive Updates: Not applicable at this time.
References: Chapters 70.375 RCW, 173-303 and 173-350 WAC.
Purpose: To provide an interim solution allowing the collection of program paint through enforcement discretion of the state's dangerous and solid waste regulations.
Application: This policy statement applies to generators of waste paint who meet the definition of "covered entity" in RCW 70.375.0201 and use the program to manage their waste paint. It also applies to collection sites operating under the program.
For more information: Department of ecology's paint website's website
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