Waste Water Discharge Permits
The purpose of the State wastewater discharge permit program (WAC 173-216) is to implement a state permit program applicable to the discharge of waste materials from industrial, commercial, and municipal operations into ground and surface waters of the state and into municipal sewerage systems. However, this regulation does not apply to discharges regulated by the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit Program or discharge of pollutants into waters of the state regulated by the waste discharge general permit program. Some examples of categories of Ecology’s Washington General permits (WAG) (WAC 173-226) are dischargers like concrete batch plants, seafood processors, dairy farms, etc.
To view each permit click on the individual links below.
Waste Water Discharge
At Hanford, the five state wastewater discharge permits are described below:
Per Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 173-216, the Department of Ecology (Ecology), as the permitting authority, formally transmits the State Waste Discharge Permit Number ST0004500 permit to the permittee U.S. Department of Energy.
Permit Number: ST0004500
The TEDF facility provides a collection, conveyance, and disposal system for treated effluent from buildings in the 200 Areas. It is locat