Ecology News: PCB Product Testing final report and data available for download and review

FOCUS SHEET

https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/publications/SummaryPages/1604024.html 

REPORT
https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/publications/SummaryPages/1604014.html

If you want to download all the data – Download Data by STUDY (bottom of the page) – https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/ptdbpublicreporting/
The results are in TWO studies
PCBs in General Consumer Products – 2013 Part 1 (Report 14-04-035)
PCBs in General Consumer Products – 2014-15 Part 2

Holly Davies, PhD | Toxics Policy Coordinator | holly.davies@ecy.wa.gov
WA Department of Ecology | PO Box 47600 | Olympia, WA 98504-7600| Phone 360.407.7398

Ecology News: CSPA Reporting Rule Update

Interested Stakeholders,

Comment Letters Available

Ecology posted stakeholder comment letters on the public involvement page of the CSPA Rule website.  We are currently evaluating requests from stakeholders to add or delist CHCC chemicals. Our evaluation process is explained in a document posted above the comment letters.

We have completed our initial evaluation of stakeholder requests to add or delist CHCCs in the CSPA Reporting rule. Our initial evaluation is based on whether the comment included evidence, such as full scientific references and web links, that a chemical does or does not meet the same basic criteria used to create the list in the 2011 rule. We will further evaluate chemicals if that evidence is forthcoming.  We will continue this evaluation and provide more detail at the October 25thworkshop.

Upcoming Stakeholder Workshop

You can find details for the October 25th stakeholder workshop on the public involvement page of the CSPA Rule website. The meeting agenda, webinar information, presentation materials, and handouts will be added as links to this page before the meeting (with a listserv notice). Two documents are provided at this time for interested stakeholder review:

As we continue to plan for the October 25th meeting, it would be helpful to have an idea of the number of people attending in person.  This will help us with room selection and visitor parking limitations. Please send me an RSVP for those planning to attend the meeting here in Lacey WA. We will send out webinar information (via this listserv) before October 25th.

30-day Public Comment Period ends November 5th

Ecology will accept comments on the preliminary draft rule language and potential CHCC list changes until November 5, 2016.

We plan to share a second draft of the rule language and CHCC list changes in December (with another opportunity to comment).  We plan to hold a webinar in early January to go over the second draft of the rule and CHCC list.

Please call or email if you have questions.

Kind regards,

Kara J. Steward

Hazardous Waste & Toxics Reduction Program

360-407-6250 direct | kara.steward@ecy.wa.gov.