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Focus on the PBT Rule

Publication number Date Published
06-07-011February 2006
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Author(s) Gallagher, Mike
Description Governor Locke (Executive Order 04-01) and the 2004 Legislature (House Bill 2459) directed the Department of Ecology to develop a rule that establishes specific criteria for identifying PBTs and a clear process for developing chemical action plans to address their effects.

The rule is procedural. It will help the Department of Ecology (Ecology) set its internal priorities when addressing PBTs. The rule contains a list of chemicals defined as PBTs, lays out a process to prioritize and schedule future Chemical Action Plans (CAPs) and establishes procedures for developing CAPs (CAPs are the main way specific reduction actions and activities will be developed and implemented). Ecology will develop CAPs in collaboration with other agencies and experts for specific high-priority chemicals.
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Keywords rule notice, executive order, Governor, toxin, rule-making, legislature, plans, bill, rule, order, chemical, solid waste, PBTs, chemical action plan, bioaccumulative
WEB PAGE Addressing priority toxic chemicals