Publications Home


Publication Summary

Our Ecology website has changed, which can cause broken links.
To report these, please contact us with the publication and broken link.

Title

Draft PCB Chemical Action Plan

 
Publication number Date Published
14-07-024July 2014
VIEW NOW: Draft PCB Chemical Action Plan (Number of pages: 217) (Publication Size: 5495KB)




Trouble viewing? Try these free options.
Author(s) Davies, Holly
Description A Chemical Action Plan (CAP) identifies, characterizes, and evaluates uses and releases of specific persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic chemicals (PBT) or a group of chemicals and recommends actions to protect human health and the environment (173-333 WAC). PBTs are considered the “worst of the worst” chemical contaminants because they remain in the environment for a long time, and build up within organisms and/or the food chain.

This Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) CAP estimates releases of PCBs from various sources to air, land, and water. It also describes the physical and chemical properties of PCBs and why they are considered toxic to humans and other organisms. The recommendations are a set of actions to reduce and phase out uses, releases, and exposures in Washington in consideration of current management approaches. An economic analysis on the cost of recommendations and the most promising options is also included.
REQUEST A COPY The mission of the Department of Ecology is to protect, preserve, and enhance Washington’s environment. To help us meet that goal, please consider the environment before you print or request a copy.

Accessibility Options
Persons with hearing loss can call 711 for Washington Relay Service
Persons with a speech disability can call 877-833-6341
Contact Holly Davies at 360-407-7398 or holly.davies@ecy.wa.gov
Keywords PBT, toxic chemicals, Public Comment, reducing toxic threats, reducing toxics, PBTs, PCBs, chemical action plan
WEB PAGE Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)
RELATED PUBLICATIONS Title:

Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) in General Consumer Products

Alternatives for Elimination of Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) in Pigments Used for Printing Inks and Architectural Paints