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Toxics Cleanup Program

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2009-2010 Rule Making Effort


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MTCA Cleanup Regulation Update and MTCA/SMS Integration

NOTICE:

For information about the Washington State rule-making suspension, go to Ecology's Rule-Making Suspension Update page.

The Department of Ecology periodically reviews the Model Toxics Control Act Cleanup Regulation, also called the MTCA Cleanup Regulation. Periodic rule review makes sure that cleanup requirements reflect current science and include new statutory requirements. Ecology is also reviewing the Sediment Management Standards (SMS) to clarify cleanup requirements for contaminated sediments.

OBJECTIVES


Ecology periodically reviews and updates regulations, such as MTCA and SMS, to reflect current science and new statutory requirements.  We are considering a number of policy, technical, and scientific issues to simplify the rule and make MTCA easier to use. Ecology is also evaluating decision-making steps within the rule and reviewing the 2001 amendments. Regulations for cleaning up contaminated sediments are also being reviewed.


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Send MTCA and SMS comments to  RuleUpdate@ecy.wa.gov
or call Martha Hankins at 360.407.6864

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