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Remedial Action Grants for Local Governments 2018-2021 Guidance

Publication number Date Published Date Revised
18-09-049January 2018April 2020
VIEW NOW Remedial Action Grants for Local Governments 2018-2021 Guidance (Number of pages: 148) (Publication Size: 1513KB)
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Author(s) Lyndsay Gordon & Lydia Lindwall
Description The purpose of this document is to provide guidance to local governments on the different types of remedial action grants and loans available under the program, including application and evaluation processes, requirements, and fiscal policies. All grant and loan applicants are responsible for reading and understanding this guidance before entering into a grant or loan agreement with Ecology.

April 2020 revision note: In Section 1.7 on p. 13, the phrase “(below the mean income)” was removed from first item in the bulleted list.

September 2019 revision note. The revised guidance includes the following changes to the program:

• Changed how Ecology determines whether a community is highly impacted when considering environmental justice (Section 1.7).

• Incorporated the new statutory requirement that Ecology “may not award a grant or loan for a remedial action unless the local government has obtained all of the required permits for the action within one year of the effective date of the enacted budget.” This requirement was enacted by the Legislature in 2019 as part of Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5993 (Section 1.10).

• For Integrated Planning Grants, established an ongoing solicitation process and changed how applications are evaluated (Sections 5.3 through 5.6).

• For Independent Remedial Action Grants, added requirement that Applicants must complete a cultural resources consultation during their independent cleanup if they apply to enter the Voluntary Cleanup Program on or after January 1, 2020 (Section 7.1).

• For Independent Remedial Action Grants, continuous reimbursement grants are not being offered during the 2019-21 biennium (Section 7.2).

• For Independent Remedial Action Grants, established an ongoing solicitation process and changed how applications are evaluated (Sections 7.3 through 7.8).

• For Integrated Planning Grants and Independent Remedial A
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Keywords Independent Cleanup Sites, Voluntary Cleanup Program (VCP), funding, remedial action, grants, cleanup, Integrated Planning, Local Government Funding, Oversight, Safe Drinking Water, Areawide Groundwater Investigations
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