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Hazardous Materials and Substances


The focus of this page is principally information relating to hazardous materials and substances within the context of emergency planning and preparedness, including rules and regulations, and guidance manuals. The page also provides links to information covering the general topic of hazardous and toxic substances in communities including environmental reduction efforts.

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

Pharmaceutical Contaminants in Water

Last Modified: October 04, 2016