DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY
[Filed December 17, 2019, 1:16 p.m.]
Announcing for Review and Comment: Draft Report to the Legislature: Priority Consumer Product Reports implementing Chapter 70.365 RCW,
Pollution Prevention for Healthy People and Puget Sound Act (Safer Products for Washington).
The department of ecology (ecology) will hold a forty-five day public comment period for review and comment on the draft priority consumer product report being developed under The Pollution Prevention for Healthy People and Puget Sound Act (chapter 70.365
RCW). Ecology, in consultation with the Washington department of health, is in the process of identifying priority consumer products that are significant sources or uses of five priority chemical classes identified by the legislature in chapter 70.365
RCW. Ecology is required to submit a report to the legislature by June 1, 2020, that identifies priority consumer products.
Priority Products in the Draft Report
Priority Chemical or Chemical Class
Identified in Chapter 70.365 RCW
Aftermarket carpet treatments
Laundry detergent (alkylphenol ethoxylates)
Thermal paper (bisphenols)
Food can linings (bisphenols)
Electric and electronic equipment
Copies of the Draft Product Report: The draft priority consumer products report will be available online by the end of the day on January 17, 2020, on the Safer Products for Washington workgroup webpage (bit.ly/SaferProductsWA). You may also request copies of these documents via email at SaferProductsWA@ecy.wa.gov or call 360-407-8650.
Submitting Written Comments: Ecology will accept written comments on the draft document from January 18, 2020, until 11:59 p.m. on March 2, 2020. Comments should reference specific report text when possible. All comments must be postmarked or submitted online no later than March 2, 2020. You may submit written comments:
|•||Online (preferred method): Via the eComment form, found on the Safer Products for Washington workgroup webpage (bit.ly/SaferProductsWA); or|
|•||By mail: Hazardous Waste and Toxics Reduction Program, Washington State Department of Ecology, P.O. Box 47600, Olympia, WA 98504-7696. |
Public Workshop Webinar: Ecology will host one public workshop webinar on the draft report during the public comment period. At the webinar, ecology will explain the draft report and answer questions. The date of the workshop webinar will be announced on the Safer Products for Washington email list. Subscribe to the email list to receive updates on the date of the webinar.
Finalizing the Draft Report: After ecology receives and considers all public comments, ecology will make a final decision on the priority product list, and submit a report to the legislature by June 1, 2020.
Ecology Contact: Cheryl Niemi, Washington State Department of Ecology, P.O. Box 47600, Olympia, WA 98504-7696, phone 360-407-8650, email SaferProductsWA@ecy.wa.gov.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: To request ADA accommodation for disabilities, call ecology at 360-407-7285 or visit https://ecology.wa.gov/accessibility. People with impaired hearing may call Washington relay service at 711. People with speech disability may call TTY at 877-833-6341.