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Toxics Cleanup Program


GET LAWS AND RULES

What is the difference between  statutes and rules and which ones does the Toxics Cleanup Program use?  Read on...

Statutory Law – Revised Code of Washington (RCW)

Statutes are passed by the legislature or by the people through a citizens’ initiative. Statutes establish the legal authority for state agency programs. Statutes are codified as the Revised Code of Washington (RCW).

Agency Rules – Washington Administrative Code (WAC)

The terms rule and regulation are used interchangeably. Rules are laws issued by a state agency providing instructions on how to comply with a statute. Rules are issued under the authority granted to the agency by the statute. The Washington Administrative Code WAC codifies the rules and arranges them by subject or agency.

Cleanup of Contaminated Sites:

Cleanup of Contaminated Sites

  Statute Chapter 70.105D RCW    Model Toxics Control Act (MTCA)
  Rules Chapter 173-340 WAC    MTCA Cleanup Regulations
    Chapter 173-204 WAC    Sediment Management Standards

Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) Cleanup

  Statute Chapter 70.105D RCW    Model Toxics Control Act (MTCA)
  Rule Chapter 173-340 WAC    MTCA Cleanup Regulations

Public Funding for Cleanup

  Statute RCW 70.105D.070  Toxics Control Accounts
  Rule Chapter 173-322 WAC    Remedial action grants and loans

Revenue for Cleanup

  Statute Chapter 82.21 RCW   Hazardous Substance Tax
  Rule WAC 458-20-252   Part I Hazardous Substance Tax
  Statue Chapter 82.21.020(d)   Additional substances
  Rule Chapter 173-342 WAC   Additional taxable hazardous substance list

Underground Storage Tanks

Underground Storage Tank Program

  Statute Chapter 90.76 RCW  Underground Storage Tanks
  Rule Chapter 173-360 WAC  Underground Storage Tank Regulations

Insurance for Underground Storage Tanks (Pollution Liability Insurance Agency (PLIA))

  Statute Chapter 70.148 RCW  Underground Petroleum Storage Tanks
  Rule Title 374 WAC  Pollution Liability Insurance Agency

Revenue for PLIA’s Underground Storage Tank Insurance Program

  Statute Chapter 82.23A RCW   Tax on Petroleum Products
  Rule WAC 458-20-252 Part II  Petroleum Products Tax

Insurance for Heating Oil Tanks (PLIA)

  Statute Chapter 70.149 RCW       Heating Oil Pollution Liability Protection Act
  Rule Title 374 WAC  Pollution Liability Insurance Agency