Washington Brownfields regulations & environmental compliance analysis
Washington Brownfields: What you need to know
Governing Law and Regulations
Washington Model Toxics Control Act (MTCA), Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 70.105D.010 to 70.105D.921
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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Washington offers several programs to encourage the redevelopment of brownfields. The Washington Model Toxics Control Act (MTCA), Washington's Superfund law, allows prospective purchasers of brownfields to be protected from liability for any existing contamination under prospective purchaser "covenants not to sue" and "no-further action letters" from state agencies. See the state section SUPERFUND for a further discussion of the federal Superfund and state MTCA requirements. See the national section BROWNFIELDS for more information on federal brownfields programs.
• Administration and enforcement. WDOE's Toxics Cleanup Program administers and enforces the MTCA in Washington, and also administers certain funding programs. The Washington Department of Community Trade and Economic Development manages the Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund and provides ...