TIF1.1: Enhance toxics reduction measures, authorities and programs to reduce toxic chemicals in the Sound
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Regional Priority Approach Description
Approach - Enhance pollutant reduction programs, corrective measures and increase authorities and programs to prevent toxic chemicals from entering Puget Sound.
Desired Outcome - Reduce loading to Puget Sound of Toxics in Fish target contaminants, and explore opportunities to develop chemical action plans for endocrine disrupting target contaminants.
- Explore local Business license requirements, including training requirements.
- PCBs—changes to federal regulations.
- Remove legal barriers to developing chemical action plans for endocrine disruptors.
- Target chemical families are top chemicals of concerns in Puget Sound, Vital Sign chemicals and existing Chemical Action Plan chemicals.
- Implement Chemical Action Plans.
- Change behavior through a social marketing approach (identify a polluting audience/sector).
- Focus on source control/pollution prevention.
- Create Chemical Action Plan for EDCs.
- Data collection may not be a priority except for in areas that are less studied such as the Snohomish basin. NTA proponents should focus instead on using existing data and incorporate that into new efforts or planning processes.
- Prioritize audiences by watershed needs.
- The focus here is on areas that are possibly under-resourced such as non-permittees.
- Encourage green purchasing.
- Tied to watershed planning—reducing impact of legacy development.
- Use watershed scale approaches when appropriate.
Local Context - Local context provides additional specificity on how a Regional Priority approach should be implemented in each local area; examples include sequencing, partners to consider, and critical areas. Local context for this Regional Priority approach is available here.
Regional Priority Approach Near Term Actions Map
No Puget Sound Recovery Progress Measures set for this Regional Priority Approach.