Legislative reports for MTCA and Cleanup Settlement accounts

We publish three recurring legislative reports that describe how we're using – or plan to use – funds from the Model Toxics Control Act (MTCA) and Cleanup Settlement (CSA) accounts. We also publish one-time legislative reports that outline additional work funded by MTCA accounts, such as model remedies and affordable housing.

There are more than 13,300 known or suspected cleanup sites in Washington. About half are cleaned up or require no further action, but roughly 200 to 300 new sites are discovered each year. These legislative reports describe the:

  • Critical role MTCA cleanups play in the state's economy
  • Positive impacts cleanups have for Washington residents and the environment
  • Current state of contaminated site cleanups across the state
  • Funding used for this critical work

Updating you on how we spend cleanup dollars

The Toxics Cleanup Program is one of many state programs and agencies that receive funds from the Model Toxics Control Accounts. We use these dollars to clean up contaminated sites that can threaten the health of residents and the environment. Cleanups remove toxic waste and put abandoned properties back into use. Our legislative reports update you on this work.

  • Recurring Biennial, Ten-Year Financing, and Cleanup Settlement Account reports describe how we're using (and plan to use) funds from the Model Toxics Control Act (MTCA) and Cleanup Settlement accounts.
  • One-time legislative reports update you on specific projects, such as model remedies and affordable housing.

Why are these reports important?

We've identified more than 13,300 cleanup sites in Washington. Roughly half the sites are already cleaned up or need no further action, but the list keeps growing with about 200 to 300 new site discoveries each year. These reports describe MTCA's critical role that reduces toxic threats and helps communities thrive.

MTCA biennial report

Produced in December during odd-numbered years, MTCA biennial reports describe how we spent MTCA funds over the previous two years. The reports also include the Hazardous Sites List, about 2,000 ranked sites whose cleanup actions have yet to be completed. Biennial reports replaced annual reports beginning in 2013.

MTCA ten-year financing report

Produced in September every even-numbered year and coordinated with local governments, MTCA ten-year reports estimate cleanup financing needs for the next ten years. They also identify the projects and grant programs we included in our biennial budget request to the Governor.

Cleanup Settlement Account report

Produced each year in October, this report describes how we’re using money from legal settlements and court orders for specific sites and restorations. Such projects include Asarco bankruptcy settlement projects: mine cleanups, Everett Smelter, and Tacoma Smelter plume.

Healthy housing remediation: 2018 results and recommendations

Produced in October 2018, Healthy Housing Remediation was a one-time report. We delivered the initial results of our work with the Department of Commerce for developing a program that helps investigate and clean up contamination for affordable housing development.

Status of developing model remedies: 2016 report

Produced in December 2016, Status of Developing Model Remedies was another one-time report that summarized the progress we’ve made to establish standard cleanup methods under MTCA.