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Frequently Asked Questions: Questions and Answers on the Model Toxics Control Act (MTCA)

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13-09-172February 2013
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Author(s) Nancy Lui
Description Publication Number aka 13-09-172A. These FAQs address general questions about the Model Toxics Control Act. In March of 1989, an innovative, citizen-mandated toxic waste cleanup law went into effect in Washington State, changing the way contaminated sites in this state are cleaned up. Passed by voters as Initiative 97, this law is known as the Model Toxics Control Act, chapter 70.105D RCW. Its purpose is to identify, investigate, and clean up facilities where hazardous substances have been released. It defines the role of Ecology and encourages public involvement in the decision making process.
NOTES The Publication Number on paper/printed versions of this document is 13-09-172A.
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Keywords 13-09-172A, Potentially Liable Person (PLP), consent decree, Agreed Order, model toxics control act, MTCA, hazardous site list
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