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5.1.2007

Washington Adopts Partial No Further Action Letters Giving Property Owners More Flexibility on Cleanups

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Governor Christine Gregoire signed into law on April 30, 2007, a potentially significant amendment to the Model Toxics Control Act (“MTCA”), RCW 70.105D. HB1039 permits the Department of Ecology (Ecology) to issue a No Further Action Determination for a portion of a contaminated facility or site. The amendment means that property owners may not have to await the completion of the cleanup of the entire site or neighboring properties before obtaining a regulatory closure. View full article (PDF).