Washington state is a leader in reducing and eliminating the use of toxic chemicals in consumer products. We oversee and implement many of these laws.
As of Jan. 1, 2018, Washington law bans the sale of new boats with copper-based antifouling paint. However, we proposed legislation that would delay the ban until Jan. 1, 2021.
The proposed legislation will be considered in the upcoming legislative session that starts Jan. 8, 2018.
While the bill is being considered by the Legislature, we will not be dedicating resources to enforcement at this time. If the Legislature chooses to leave the ban in place, we'll reprioritize and start enforcing the ban as needed and as resources permit.
Please contact Kimberly Goetz at 360-407-6754 or email@example.com if you have questions about the proposed legislation, the existing ban, or other related issues.