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Hazardous Materials and Substances

This page provides information related to hazardous materials and substances for local governments in Washington State, with an emphasis on emergency management. It includes rules and regulations, guidance manuals, examples of local regulations, and other resources.

Regulations Governing Hazardous Materials

Hazardous Materials Emergency Resources

Local Emergency Planning Committees

Transportation of Hazardous Materials

Worker Right to Know - Chemicals in the Work Place

Hazardous Substances in the Community

Storage and Discharge of Hazardous Substances

The following are a few examples of local nuisance regulations.

  • Bellingham Municipal Code Sec. 15.04.040(I) - Prohibited Acts - Toxic or hazardous substances discharged into sanitary sewer system
  • Mountlake Terrace Municipal Code Sec. 8.15.040 (E)(2) - Nuisances Prohibited - Toxic substances
  • Snoqualmie Municipal Code Sec. 8.16.050 (D) - Storing toxic, hazardous substances
  • Twisp Municipal Code Sec. 8.05.010 Conditions constituting a public nuisance (14) Any toxic substance or hazardous waste as defined by federal, state, county, or city ordinance or laws, and as hereinafter amended, which is improperly stored or discharged upon the ground, into the air, or into the water, within the city limits
  • Discharge of Hazardous Substances into Sewage Systems
    • Hoquiam Municipal Code Sec. 8.10. 370 - Sewage Collection - Other Substances
    • Vancouver Municipal Code Sec. 14.10.050 - Prohibited Discharge Standards
  • Poisons
    • Okanogan County Code Ch. 8.20 - Poisonous Substances
    • Tacoma Municipal Code Ch. 8.40 - Poisons

Last Modified: January 13, 2021