The Policy Team is working with the Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology) on a new state-wide program that emerged from the Preventing Toxic Pollution Bill (SB 5135), passed in the 2019 legislative session. Chapter 70.365 RCW (Toxic Pollution) creates a process for Ecology, in consultation with the Department of Health, to regulate classes of chemicals in consumer products. Ecology must designate priority chemicals, identify products that contain these chemicals, determine regulatory actions, and adopt rules to implement Safer Consumer Products regulatory actions. The Policy and Research Teams are engaging with Ecology to identify the next round of priority chemicals and review and comment on Ecology documents.
Current status: Ongoing.
For more information, contact Tristan Gardner.