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August 11, 2017
Washington revises public participation grant process

The Washington Department of Ecology (WDOE) has issued a final rule amending the regulations that set forth eligibility criteria and funding requirements for grant projects approved by the WDOE pursuant to the Model Toxics Control Act (Act). The purpose of the grants is to raise sufficient funds to clean up all hazardous waste sites and to facilitate public participation in the investigation and remedying of a release or threatened release of a hazardous substance.

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The final regulations revise who is eligible to receive a grant, application evaluation criteria, definitions, and grant administration procedures. The WDOE provides grants up to $60,000 per year to persons who may be adversely affected by a release or threatened release of a hazardous substance and to not-for-profit public interest groups. Priority is given to applicants that meet any of the following criteria:

  • Facilitate public participation in hazardous substance release sites.
  • Facilitate public participation in highly impacted or low-income communities.
  • Have not received funding in the past 2 years.

“Low income” is defined as a household with income less than or equal to twice the federal poverty level, and “low-income community” is any community where the proportion of an area’s low-income population is greater than the comparison areas (e.g., city, county, state).

The WDOE will provide public notice of the application period, deadlines, and provide application guidelines. Applications will be accepted only through the Department’s online application system and must include all required elements as outlined in the guidelines.

The effective date of the revised regulations is July 29, 2017.

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