PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
The department of ecology withdraws the CR-101 WSR 09-05-028, February 10, 2009.
In February 2009, ecology started a combined rule-making effort to amend the Model Toxics Control Act (MTCA) and the cleanup portions of the sediment management standards (SMS). The agency has decided to divide this rule making into separate processes. In December 2010, we decided to put the MTCA rule making on hold. We are continuing work on the SMS. To clarify this, immediately after filing this notice of withdrawal, ecology is filing a CR-101 for a rule making to update the cleanup portions of the SMS.
As a separate but related and concurrent process, ecology is beginning rule making focused on implementation-related updates to the surface water quality standards.
James J. Pendowski, Manager
Toxics Cleanup Program