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Guide for Dangerous Pharmaceutical Waste Generators in Washington State

Publication number Date Published
07-04-025April 2008
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Author(s) Yoo, Jenny; Hospital Waste Team
Description The Interim Enforcement Policy for Pharmaceutical Waste was developed to address questions and needs identified by the healthcare industry. Within its enforcement discretion, Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology) will refrain from enforcing portions of the Dangerous Waste Regulations [Chapter 173-303 Washington Administrative Code (WAC)] at facilities meeting the conditions of the policy.

This guide provides a summary of requirements for managing pharmaceutical waste under:
The Dangerous Waste Regulations, the Interim Enforcement Policy for Pharmaceutical Waste, or the Conditional Exclusion for State-Only Pharmaceutical Waste.
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Keywords waste management, dangerous waste regulations, pharmacy

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