Noteworthy Changes To Wash. Model Toxics Control Act

Law360, New York (August 1, 2013, 1:23 PM EDT) -- During the waning hours of the legislative session, the Washington State Legislature passed Substitute Senate Bill 5296 (SSB 5296) by large majorities, and Gov. Inslee signed the bill without changes. The final bill was a compromise that merged two earlier bills.

The amendments in the final SSB 5296 include a variety of important policy changes to the Model Toxics Control Act, RCW 70.105D (MTCA) and is the most significant revision to the MTCA in many years. SSB 5296 includes provisions to make large brownfield projects easier to finance and perform,...
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