December 5, 2021

Volume XI, Number 339


MTCA 30: An Intimate Look at Three Decades of Washington’s Contaminated Site Cleanup Law

Please save the date for a seminar on the Model Toxics Control Act (MTCA) hosted by Beveridge & Diamond and the Environmental Law Institute. The seminar will offer a focused exploration of lessons learned over the past 30 years of MTCA and a look at where MTCA is heading in the next 30 years. The program will consider the successes, challenges, and opportunities for contaminated site cleanups in Washington State.

Structured around three panels, the half-day program will provide attendees with perspectives from key players involved in the development and implementation of MTCA and insights from the stakeholders on the cutting edge of environmental cleanups under the state law, including:

  • Christine Gregoire, former Washington Governor, former Washington Attorney General, and former head of the Washington Department of Ecology when MTCA passed 

  • Jim Pendowski, Toxics Cleanup Program Manager at Ecology

  • Rod Brown, Partner at Cascadia Law Group

  • Loren Dunn, Principal at Beveridge & Diamond

  • And other speakers representing PLPs, the public sector, NGOs, and more

Key Topics

  • MTCA 101: History, key components, and success stories 

  • Intersections of MTCA, urban and rural redevelopment, affordable housing, and environmental justice issues

  • Make-or-break aspects of contaminated site cleanups and opportunities for improvement

  • MTCA rulemaking: Turning a citizen’s initiative into a comprehensive cleanup program