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Multiyear PBT Chemical Action Plan Schedule - DRAFT (Historical)

Publication number Date Published
06-07-025September 2006
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Author(s) Gallagher, Mike
Description This draft “Multiyear PBT CAP Schedule” is the Washington State Department of
Ecology’s (Ecology) proposed schedule for developing chemical actions plans (CAPs)
as part of implementing the agency’s recently adopted “PBT rule” (WAC 173-333).
The PBT rule is a procedural rule, which establishes Ecology’s process and
procedures to address the subject of persistent bioaccumulative toxic substances
and helps Ecology set internal priorities in addressing PBTs. The PBT rule is
part of the state’s efforts to protect the people and environment of Washington
by reducing exposure to these chemicals.

This draft document lays out the planned schedule for the next three calendar
years and provides the rationale for, and supporting documentation on, how
Ecology arrived at the prioritization of chemicals for action.

Based on the available data for the evaluation factors, and using best
professional judgment, the following chemicals will be the focus of the next
three CAPs developed by Ecology and Health, on the schedule indicated:

PBT Chemical CAP Development Schedule

  • Lead:  Nov. 2006 – March 2008

  • Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs): Sept. 2007 – March 2009

  • Perfluorooctane sulfonates (PFOS): Sept. 2008 – March 2010

Ecology will review and, as appropriate, update the multiyear schedule for
chemical action plans at least once every three years (PBT rule, WAC
173-333-410(6)). The current schedule, and all subsequent ones, will be open for
a 60 day public comment period before finalizing.

NOTES This has been superceded by the Final Report.
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Keywords rule, health, chemical, PBTs, chemical action plan
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