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Toxics Cleanup Program Policy 520A: Consent Decrees

Publication number Date Published Date Revised
16-09-067December 2016April 2018
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Author(s) Michael Feldcamp
Description This Policy provides guidance to Washington State Department of Ecology staff. The guidance addresses when and how to exercise their authority under the Model Toxics Control Act to enter into a consent decree (a type of settlement) with a potentially liable person or prospective purchaser.

REVISION NOTE: In April 2018, the boilerplate in Attachment A of this Policy was updated. Aside from a new revision date and updated links to Ecology web pages, no other changes were made to this Policy since it was established December 2016.
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Keywords Contaminated Cleanup, settlement agreement, Model Toxics Control Act (MTCA), Potentially Liable Person (PLP), consent decree, remedial action, Prospective Purchaser
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