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King County is responsible for telling organizations that send industrial wastewater to King County’s sewer system about federal hazardous waste reporting requirements. Learn more.


Federal Hazardous Waste Reporting Requirements

Federal pretreatment regulations--Title 40 CFR (Code of Federal Regulations)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Industrial Water Pollution Controls: Effluent Guidelines


Revised Code of Washington (RCW) - Chapter 90.48- Water pollution control

Washington Administrative Code (WAC) - Chapter 173-208 - Grant of authority sewerage systems

Washington Administrative Code (WAC) Chapter 173-303 WAC - Dangerous waste regulations


King County Code--See Title 28; portions of Sections 28.81, 28.82, and 28.84 establish the fees, rules, and regulations for the disposal of industrial waste into the sewerage system .

King County Public Rules--See Classification PUT 8 (Surface Water Management and Wastewater Treatment) for Public Rules PUT 8-13 - 8-16, 8-22 & 8-24 relating to such subjects as local discharge limits, construction dewatering, discharge of contaminated groundwater to the sewer, and discharge of cooling water to the sewer.

PUT 8-13-2-PR - King County Industrial Waste Local Discharge Limits

PUT 8-14-1-PR - Discharge of Construction Dewatering to the Sanitary Sewer

PUT 8-15-1-PR - Discharge of Contaminated Groundwater to the Sanitary Sewer

PUT 8-16-1-PR - Discharge of Cooling Water into the Sanitary Sewer

PUT 8-22-1-PR - Discharge of Hauled Waste at a King County Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTW)

PUT 8-24-PR - King County Industrial Waste Fees

Enforcement Response Plan (ERP).  The ERP is a document that outlines how King County will investigate and respond to instances of industrial user noncompliance. It ensures that violating conditions are corrected promptly, provides for consistent treatment of King County’s industrial users, eliminates economic advantages for noncompliance, and allows King County to recover labor and material costs attributable to violations.

Track recent and pending federal, state and local regulations

Federal Register - Track any changes in federal regulations with this official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents. Most environmental regulations will be in the EPA section.

Washington State Register - The Washington State Register is a biweekly publication which includes notices of proposed rules, emergency and permanently adopted rules, public meetings, requests for public input, notices of rules review, executive orders of the governor, court rules, summary of attorney general opinions.

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