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WAC 173-350-355

Waste tire transportation.

(1) Waste tire transportation โ€“ Applicability. These standards apply to persons engaged in the business of transporting waste tires except for:
(a) Any person transporting five tires or less;
(b) Any person transporting used tires back to a retail outlet for repair or exchange;
(c) Any waste hauler regulated by chapter 81.77 RCW, Solid waste collection companies;
(d) The United States, the state of Washington, or any local government, or contractors hired by these entities, when involved in the cleanup or collection of waste tires. This includes municipal contractors providing solid waste collection services under chapter 35.21 RCW, Miscellaneous provisions; and
(e) Tire retailers associated with retreading facilities who use company-owned vehicles to transport waste tires for the purposes of retreading or recycling.
(2) Waste tire transportation โ€“ Carrier license requirements.
(a) All persons subject to this section engaged in the business of transporting waste tires are required to obtain a waste tire carrier license from the Washington state department of revenue.
(b) Application forms for a waste tire carrier license will be available at unified business identifier service centers located throughout the state. Unified business identifier service locations include:
(i) The field offices of the Washington state department of revenue and the Washington state department of labor and industries;
(ii) The tax offices of Washington state department of employment security;
(iii) The Olympia office of the secretary of state; and
(iv) The business license service office of the Washington state department of revenue.
(c) An application for a waste tire carrier license and a cab card for one vehicle must include an application fee determined by the Washington state department of revenue. Each additional vehicle cab card to be used by the licensee requires an additional fee determined by the Washington state department of revenue. The application must include:
(i) A performance bond in the sum of ten thousand dollars in favor of the state of Washington; or
(ii) In lieu of the bond, an applicant may submit other financial assurance acceptable to the department.
(d) A refundable portion of application fees may be returned to the applicant if the application is withdrawn before the department has approved or denied the application.
(e) A waste tire carrier license is valid for one year from the date of approval and must be renewed annually.
(3) Waste tire transportation โ€“ Prohibitions and enforcement.
(a) No person may enter into a contract for transportation of waste tires with an unlicensed waste tire transporter.
(b) Waste tires may only be delivered to a facility that has obtained the required permits or licenses for storage, processing, or disposal of waste tires.
(c) Any person subject to this section who transports waste tires without a valid waste tire carrier license issued by the Washington state department of revenue is subject to the enforcement provisions of RCW 70.95.560.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.95 RCW, and RCW 70.95.060, 70.95.215, 70.95.218, 70.95.260(6), 70.95.300, 70.95.305, 70.95.310, 70.95.440. WSR 18-17-008 (Order 13-08), ยง 173-350-355, filed 8/1/18, effective 9/1/18.]
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