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Published on Sep 11, 2019

Apply to serve on the Stakeholder & Tribal Advisory Group (STAG) for updates to the Model Toxics Control Act (MTCA)

Contact: Shannon McClelland

Model Toxics Control Act (MTCA) Stakeholder & Tribal Advisory Group (STAG)

The Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology) is recruiting participants for a Stakeholder & Tribal Advisory Group to offer perspectives and advice as Ecology updates the Model Toxics Control Act (MTCA) Cleanup Rule, Chapter 173-340 WAC. Rule making will be done in three stages, through 2027. The first rulemaking is underway and will run through 2020. Changes under consideration are related to processes and procedures for cleaning up sites, including a) a new system for ranking hazards at contaminated sites; b) a streamlined process for initial investigation, ranking, and listing of sites; and b) improved ways of communicating with the public.

Learn more about the MTCA Stakeholder & Tribal Advisory Group (STAG).

Application process

Ecology is seeking participants who have:

  • Real-world experience with the MTCA cleanup process, such as consultants, site owners or operators, public managers, and members of affected communities.
  • An interest in making improvements to the Cleanup Rule and willingness to work within MTCA's fundamental statutory framework.
  • Experience working successfully and collaboratively in a public advisory group setting.
  • Ability to serve through at least the first and second rulemakings (through 2022) and to participate in up to 12 STAG meetings in Bellevue, WA, during that time.
  • A willingness to reach out to your organization or constituency, keep them informed, and bring their ideas and advice back to the group.

If you or someone you know would like to serve on the STAG, please respond briefly to the above bulleted items and email your response to Clint Stanovsky.

Deadline

September 13, 2019

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