MTCA Science Panel and Science Advisory Board History
The Model Toxics Control Act Science Advisory Board (SAB) was
established by Chapter 70.105D RCW. The Board provided
advice to Ecology on hazardous substances and cleanup related
scientific issues from 1988 through 2009. The legal
mandate for Ecology to maintain a Science Advisory Board was
removed from law during the 2009 Legislative session (Senate
Consistent with the intent of that legislation, Ecology will
continue to seek scientific input and advice on a wide range of
technical issues related to the cleanup of contaminated sites.
One method Ecology will solicit this input is through a “Science
Panel”, appointed by the Director of the Department of Ecology.
Panel members are invited by the Toxics Cleanup Program to meet
up to 2 to 4 times per year to provide advice on scientific
issues related to site cleanup posed by the Program. These
meetings are open to the public attendance. See the public
meeting page for meeting dates and agendas.