Ecology is updating Washington’s Cleanup Rule, Chapter 173-340 WAC, and you’re invited to help.

We’re convening an advisory group to provide input and feedback as we update the rule in three stages called “rulemakings” through 2027. The Stakeholder & Tribal Advisory Group (STAG) will be a key part of this effort over the next several years.

Submit names for consideration by midnight on Sunday, July 28, 2019 (date now extended!):
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CleanupRuleSTAG

See details in our First Rulemaking Notice No. 1:
https://ecology.wa.gov/DOE/files/09/09867835-6e2f-447a-90e3-ead2343437e7.pdf

You’re welcome to nominate yourself, a colleague, and more than one candidate. Toxics Cleanup Program managers will review the nominations and select 20 to 25 STAG members who represent a diversity of backgrounds, interests, and geographic areas. We’ll send invitations in early August. Visit the STAG EZView site (link below) to learn more about the group, including meeting schedule and charter.

More ways you can get involved:

1. Watch for upcoming STAG meetings on the Cleanup Rule webpage and in the Site Register: https://ecology.wa.gov/Regulations-Permits/Laws-rules-rulemaking/Rulemaking/WAC-173-340 *and* http://tinyurl.com/EcologySiteReg

2. Subscribe to the MTCA-SMS Rule Listserv: http://listserv.ecology.wa.gov/scripts/wa-ECOLOGY.exe?SUBED1=MTCA-SMS-RULE-UPDATE&A=1

Please contact Clint Stanovsky, Rulemaking Lead, at MTCARule@ecy.wa.gov if you have any questions about the STAG or rulemaking process.