Year

2015

Agency

Governor

$2.671m Toxics Control Acct/Total

House

$2.671m Toxics Control Acct/Total

Senate

Did not include

Governor: Thousands of toxic chemicals are currently in use and some have characteristics that make them challenging and expensive to deal with if released into the environment. Often such chemicals impact air, water, and sediment resulting in a high likelihood that people and the environment can be harmed. The Department of Ecology addresses such chemicals through Chemical Action Plans (CAPs). CAPs identify chemical sources and releases and recommend steps to reduce impacts or phase out chemical uses. A combination of one-time and ongoing funding and FTE staff are provided to increase the number of CAPs developed each year, implement CAP recommendations, and monitor the results to reduce the impacts of toxic chemicals in Washington.

House: Chemical Action Plans (CAPs) identify chemical sources and releases and recommend steps to reduce impacts or phase out chemical uses. Pursuant to Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill 1472 (Chemical Action Plans), a combination of one-time and ongoing funding and FTE staff are provided to select chemicals for CAP development, increase the number of CAPs developed each year, implement CAP recommendations, and monitor the results to reduce the impacts of toxic chemicals in Washington.