70.105D.180  <<  70.105D.190 >>   70.105D.200

Model toxics control operating account.

(1) The model toxics control operating account is hereby created in the state treasury.
(2) Moneys in the model toxics control operating account must be used only to carry out the purposes of this chapter, including but not limited to the following:
(a) The state's responsibility for hazardous waste planning, management, regulation, enforcement, technical assistance, and public education required under chapter 70.105 RCW;
(b) The state's responsibility for solid waste planning, management, regulation, enforcement, technical assistance, and public education required under chapter 70.95 RCW;
(c) The hazardous waste clean-up program required under this chapter;
(d) State matching funds required under federal cleanup law;
(e) Financial assistance for local programs and plans, including local solid waste financial assistance, in accordance with chapters 70.76, 70.95, 70.95C, 70.95I, and 70.105 RCW;
(f) State government programs for the safe reduction, recycling, or disposal of paint and hazardous wastes from households, small businesses, and agriculture;
(g) Oil and hazardous materials spill prevention, preparedness, training, and response activities;
(h) Water and environmental health protection and monitoring programs;
(i) Programs authorized under chapter 70.146 RCW;
(j) A public participation program;
(k) Development and demonstration of alternative management technologies designed to carry out the hazardous waste management priorities of RCW 70.105.150;
(l) State agriculture and health programs for the safe use, reduction, recycling, or disposal of pesticides;
(m) Funding requirements to maintain receipt of federal funds under the federal solid waste disposal act (42 U.S.C. Sec. 6901 et seq.);
(n) Air quality programs and actions for reducing public exposure to toxic air pollution; and
(o) Petroleum-based plastic or expanded polystyrene foam debris clean-up activities in fresh or marine waters.
(3) Except for unanticipated receipts under RCW 43.79.260 through 43.79.282, moneys in model toxics control operating account may be spent only after appropriation by statute.
(4) One percent of the moneys collected under RCW 82.21.030 must be allocated only for public participation grants to persons who may be adversely affected by a release or threatened release of a hazardous substance and to not-for-profit public interest organizations. The primary purpose of these grants is to facilitate the participation by persons and organizations in the investigation and remedying of releases or threatened releases of hazardous substances and to implement the state's solid and hazardous waste management priorities. No grant may exceed sixty thousand dollars. Grants may be renewed annually. Moneys appropriated for public participation that are not expended at the close of any biennium revert to the model toxics control operating account.
(5) The department must adopt rules for grant or loan issuance and performance.

NOTES:

Residual balance of funds2019 c 422 § 202: "Any residual balance of funds remaining in the state toxics control account repealed by section 415 of this act on July 1, 2019, must be transferred to the model toxics control operating account created in section 202 of this act." [ 2019 c 422 § 416.]
Effective dateIntent2019 c 422: See notes following RCW 82.21.010.
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