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Remedial Action Grant and Loan Guidance: Independent Remedial Action Grants for the 2021–23 Biennium

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21-09-048June 2021
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Author(s) Shanyese Trujillo, Financial Services Unit
Description This guidance is for local governments that are applying for and managing an *Independent Remedial Action Grant (IRAG)* during the 2021–23 biennium. It includes funding eligibility and other regulatory requirements and limitations.

IRAGs are grants offered to local governments that independently clean up contamination under the Washington State Department of Ecology’s (Ecology) Voluntary Cleanup Program. These grants encourage and expedite cleanups, and decrease the associated costs of cleanup for ratepayers and taxpayers.

Local governments are welcome to apply for this funding if they have 1) completed an independent cleanup through the Voluntary Cleanup Program, and 2) have received a determination of No Further Action from Ecology.

IRAGs are just one of several “remedial action” grants and loans provided to local governments by Ecology. The grants and loans are used to investigate and clean up contaminated sites under Washington state’s environmental cleanup law, the Model Toxics Control Act (MTCA)
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Keywords contaminated site cleanup, RCW 70A.305.010, 2021-23 biennium, Voluntary Cleanup Program (VCP), Model Toxics Control Act (MTCA), Grant funding, RAG Rule, Chapter 173-322A WAC, Remedial Action Grants and Loans (RAG) Program
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