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Department of Ecology

Swift Creek Natural Asbestos Flood Control and Cleanup

30000708

For 80 years, a large, slow-moving landslide on the slopes of Sumas Mountain has carried large volumes of natural debris into Swift Creek and its floodplain east of Everson. Funding is provided to continue work on the Swift Creek cleanup and flood control. Additionally, funding from the 2017-19 and 2019-21 biennia are reappropriated for this project.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
1,000,000 3,712,000 1,688,000 4,081,000 35,400,000 45,881,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 45,881,000

2021-23 ASARCO Everett Smelter Plume Cleanup

40000303

Funding is provided to continue the cleanup of sites with contaminated soil resulting from the operation of the ASARCO smelter site in the city of Everett, following the Department of Ecology's 10-year cleanup plan.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 10,814,000 16,722,000 27,536,000
Funds: Model Toxics Control Capital Account - State 27,536,000

2021-23 Remedial Action Grant Program

40000304

Funding is provided for grants to local governments to cleanup contaminated sites in Washington. These projects support cleanup at contaminated industrial sites that impact the air, land, and water resources of the state and continued cleanup of Puget Sound.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 70,944,000 264,800,000 335,744,000
Funds: Model Toxics Control Capital Account - State 335,744,000

2021-23 Stormwater Financial Assistance Program

40000336

Funding is provided to finance stormwater retrofit projects that treat polluted stormwater in priority areas throughout the state to reduce toxics and other pollution in waterways and protect marine waters, estuaries, lakes, rivers and groundwater resources throughout the state. This investment provides economic benefits to local governments by providing critical grant resources for addressing the impacts of poor stormwater management and antiquated systems for managing urban stormwater, reducing pollutants and helping to resolve flooding issues through green infrastructure improvements.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 75,000,000 280,000,000 355,000,000
Funds: Model Toxics Control Stormwater Account - State 355,000,000

2021-23 Water Pollution Control Revolving Program

40000337

Funding is provided to plan, design, acquire, construct and improve water pollution control facilities and related non-point source activities to meet state and federal water pollution control requirements. The Clean Water State Revolving Fund established under Title VI of the federal Clean Water Act is for state-run, low-interest loan programs to finance water quality facilities and activities. The state Water Pollution Control Revolving Account, established under Chapter 90.50A RCW, implemented the CWSRF loan program to provide low-interest loans to local governments, special purpose districts and recognized tribes for high-priority water quality projects statewide.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 300,000,000 1,200,000,000 1,500,000,000
Funds: Water Pollution Control Revolv Acct - Federal 375,000,000
Funds: Water Pollution Control Revolv Acct - State 1,125,000,000

2021-23 Waste Tire Pile Cleanup and Prevention

40000338

Funding is provided to continue prevention and removal of waste tire piles, and enforcement and education on tire storage and hauling regulations.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 1,000,000 4,000,000 5,000,000
Funds: Waste Tire Removal Account - State 5,000,000

2021-23 State Match - Water Pollution Control Revolving Program

40000339

Funding is provided for the 20 percent state match requirement for the Clean Water State Revolving Fund annual federal capitalization grant. The Office of the State Treasurer is required to make transfers from the State Taxable Building Construction Account into the Water Pollution Control Revolving Account during the 2021-23 biennium.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 15,000,000 0 15,000,000
Funds: State Taxable Building Construction Account - Bonds 15,000,000

2021-23 Eastern Washington Clean Sites Initiative

40000340

Funding is provided for the Eastern Washington Clean Sites Initiative for remediation activities on contaminated sites, including cleanup work related to metals contamination, leaking underground storage tanks, landfills, salvage yards and wood treatment facilities. The funds will be used to pay for cleanup at contaminated sites where the responsible party (land user, facility operator, or property owner) is either unwilling or unable to pay costs related to the cleanup activities. Ecology will recover cleanup costs where possible.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 20,520,000 40,000,000 60,520,000
Funds: Model Toxics Control Capital Account - State 60,520,000

2021-23 Clean Up Toxic Sites – Puget Sound

40000346

Funding is provided for 11 cleanup projects to protect public and environmental health, create jobs and promote economic development in the Puget Sound Basin. These cleanups continue to advance work in seven priority bays that implement the objectives of the Puget Sound Action Agenda.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 5,808,000 40,000,000 45,808,000
Funds: Model Toxics Control Capital Account - State 45,808,000

2021-23 Centennial Clean Water Program

40000359

ECY administers the Centennial Clean Water Program, providing grants to public entities for the construction of water pollution control facilities, and planning and implementing nonpoint pollution control activities.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 40,000,000 160,000,000 200,000,000
Funds: Model Toxics Control Capital Account - State 200,000,000

2021-23 Protect Investments in Cleanup Remedies

40000360

Funding is provided to meet legal requirements, protect public investments in cleanup, and protect human health and the environment from remedy failure under the Superfund State Contract that provides financial assurance and a legal commitment for the state to share costs. At Superfund financed sites or when Washington assumes liability for a cleanup, Washington State has financial responsibility for costs.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 11,093,000 40,000,000 51,093,000
Funds: Model Toxics Control Capital Account - State 51,093,000

2021-23 Reducing Toxic Wood Stove Emissions

40000371

ECY runs the competitive Wood Smoke Reduction Grant Program, helping local communities that violate or are close to violating federal fine particle pollution standards. Communities at highest risk include Clarkston, Colville, Darrington, Ellensburg, Marysville, Omak, Seattle, Spokane, Sunnyside, Tacoma, Toppenish, Twisp, Vancouver and Yakima. Four additional communities measure pollution at levels creating public health concerns, including Columbia Valley, Leavenworth, Olympia/Tumwater/Lacey and Wenatchee. This funding is provided to replace wood stoves with cleaner home heating options and deploy cleaner burning emission control solutions. Priority is given to communities at high risk of violating national ambient air quality standards to prevent violations and avoid economic, environmental and public health consequences.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 4,000,000 16,000,000 20,000,000
Funds: Model Toxics Control Capital Account - State 20,000,000

2021-23 Freshwater Aquatic Invasive Plants Grant Program

40000375

Previous biennia funding for the Freshwater Aquatic Invasive Plants Grant Program was provided in the operating budget. Beginning in the 2021-23 biennium, funding is provided in the capital budget for grants and technical assistance to local and state governments, tribes and special purpose districts to reduce the propagation of freshwater aquatic invasive plants and to manage the problems these invasive plants cause.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 1,700,000 6,800,000 8,500,000
Funds: Freshwater Aquatic Weeds Account - State 8,500,000

2021-23 Freshwater Algae Grant Program

40000376

Previous biennia funding for the Freshwater Algae Grant Program was provided in the operating budget. Beginning in 2021-23 biennium, funding is provided in the capital budget for grants to manage excessive freshwater harmful algal blooms, with priority for the treatment of lakes in which harmful algal blooms have occurred within the past three years, nuisance algae monitoring and removal, and providing technical assistance to applicants and the public about aquatic algae control. Eligible entities include cities, counties, state agencies, tribes and special purpose districts.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 730,000 3,000,000 3,730,000
Funds: Aquatic Algae Control Account - State 3,730,000

2021-23 Healthy Housing Remediation Program

40000378

The lack of sufficient safe and affordable housing results not only from traditional barriers but also from a multiyear trend of insufficient siting and construction of new, affordable housing. Funding is provided to five projects to expand buildable land footprints by cleaning up hazardous sites that are assessed and ranked as the mid- to lowest level of concern, with the goal of incentivizing housing developers to continue to develop affordable housing.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 10,161,000 0 10,161,000
Funds: Model Toxics Control Capital Account - State 10,161,000

Lacey HQ Parking Garage Preservation

40000384

The parking garage at ECY’s Lacey headquarters building was constructed in 1993. While it has undergone regular maintenance and minor repairs over the years, major restoration is now required to preserve it and prevent further deterioration. Funding is provided for restoration.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 3,797,000 0 3,797,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 3,797,000

2021-23 ASARCO Tacoma Smelter Plume Cleanup

40000386

Expenditure authority is provided to continue cleanup activities at the Tacoma Smelter Plume site. Soil sampling and remediation planning work will continue as outlined in the cleanup plans.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 3,000,000 17,200,000 20,200,000
Funds: Cleanup Settlement Account - State 20,200,000

2021-23 Chehalis Basin Strategy

40000387

In 2016, the Legislature established the Office of Chehalis Basin in ECY to aggressively pursue and oversee the implementation of an integrated Chehalis Basin Strategy to reduce long-term flood damage and restore aquatic species habitat in the basin. Funding is provided to continue the design and implement flood reduction and habitat restoration projects prescribed by the Strategy, including new grants, contracts, interagency agreements, and staff to support aquatic species habitat restoration and flood damage reduction projects implemented under the Strategy.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 70,000,000 240,000,000 310,000,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 310,000,000

2021-23 Coastal Wetlands Federal Funds

40000388

Expenditure authority is provided for federal grants to protect coastal and estuarine areas. The competitive National Coastal Wetland Conservation grant program is run by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The environmental benefits of the program include mitigating the impacts of sea level rise, protecting water quality, conserving salmon habitat, protecting and improving habitat for other native fish and wildlife species in Puget Sound and marine shorelines along the coast.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 8,000,000 32,000,000 40,000,000
Funds: General Fund - Federal 40,000,000

2021-23 Floodplains by Design

40000389

Funding is provided for technical assistance and 11 projects to restore natural floodplain conditions by preserving open spaces, improving long-term community flood resilience, reducing flood risks to infrastructure, and development and improving habitat conditions for salmon and other species. Floodplains by Design combines flood hazard reduction actions with salmon recovery, river and habitat restoration and other public benefits.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 70,000,000 280,000,000 350,000,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 350,000,000

2021-23 Reducing Diesel GHG & Toxic Emissions

40000390

The Governor and Legislature have supported policies and initiatives designed to address climate change and improve public health by accelerating the transition from fossil fuels to a zero-emission transportation system. In 2020, the Legislature revised the state’s long-term greenhouse gas emission reduction target to 95 percent below 1990 levels by 2050. The state is currently not meeting the diesel particulate target, and aggressive action is needed to meet the state’s new long-term greenhouse gas emission target. Funding is provided for grants to reduce greenhouse gases and toxic emissions from diesel engines. ECY will prioritize emissions reduction in communities with populations that are at high health risk and are already exposed to high levels of diesel pollution.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 15,000,000 60,000,000 75,000,000
Funds: Model Toxics Control Capital Account - State 75,000,000

2021-23 Sunnyside Valley Irrigation District Water Conservation

40000391

The Yakima River below the Sunnyside Diversion Dam has suffered from chronic low stream flows in late summer and early fall. During the 1977 drought, the river below Sunnyside Dam was dry for a week because the entire flow of the river was diverted for irrigation. That year, a federal court ruling required the United States Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) to release water from storage to avoid dewatering salmon nests. Funding is provided for the state's 17.5 percent share of the Sunnyside Division Water Rights Settlement Agreement in the Yakima River Basin Water Rights Adjudication, to implement water conservation measures that reduce diversions to the Sunnyside Division from the Yakima River.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 4,281,000 17,124,000 21,405,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 21,405,000

2021-23 Puget Sound Nutrient Reduction Grant Program

40000396

The health of Puget Sound is significantly degraded by human sources of excess nutrients, which cause low dissolved oxygen, disrupt the food chain, and imperil our orca and salmon populations. To help address this situation, funding is provided for grants to Puget Sound municipalities for wastewater nutrient reduction planning and optimization projects, supporting local governments in implementing ECY's new nutrient general permit and projects that will help address significant impairments to the health of Puget Sound.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 9,000,000 36,000,000 45,000,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 45,000,000

2021-23 Streamflow Restoration Program

40000397

Appropriation authority is provided to continue the implementation of the Streamflow Restoration Grant Program provided in Chapter 90.94 RCW. Funding is awarded on a competitive basis for projects throughout the state, including water acquisition, storage, retiming, aquifer storage and recharge, habitat improvement, water use and streamflow monitoring.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 40,000,000 160,000,000 200,000,000
Funds: Watershed Restoration and Enhancement Bond Account - State 200,000,000

2021-23 Columbia River Water Supply Development Program

40000399

The 2006 Legislature authorized the implementation of the Columbia River Basin Water Supply Development Program (Chapter 90.90) that expands available water supply in the Basin; provides replacement supplies for some existing uses; and improves stream flow conditions within the Columbia and Snake Rivers. Funding is provided to continue to build on projects currently being implemented and new projects, including pursuing water supplies to benefit both instream and out–of–stream uses through storage, conservation and voluntary regional water management agreements.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 40,000,000 160,000,000 200,000,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 192,500,000
Funds: Columbia River Basin Water Supply Revenue Recovery Acct - State 7,500,000

2021-23 Yakima River Basin Water Supply

40000422

In June 2009, the Washinton State Department of Ecology, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) and representatives from the Yakama Nation, irrigation districts, environmental organizations, and federal, state, county, and city governments developed the Yakima River Basin Integrated Water Resource Management Plan. Funding is provided to continue implementation of the Yakima River Basin water supply project identified in the Plan, in cooperation with the USBr and local stakeholders. This program will support the regional economy and protect the environment.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 42,000,000 168,000,000 210,000,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 210,000,000

2021-23 Product Replacement Program

40000436

Removing toxic chemicals from consumer products before they cause environmental harm is one of the least expensive and most effective ways to help protect Washington’s environment, the state’s economy and public health. Funding is provided to continue and build on the success of the pilot program authorized in 2019-21 biennium. In collaboration with local government partners, ECY will provide financial incentives to Washington businesses to remove or replace the worst of these chemicals through technology and infrastructure upgrades, best management practices, disposal programs and the use of safer chemicals.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 6,500,000 26,000,000 32,500,000
Funds: Model Toxics Control Capital Account - State 32,500,000

PFAS Pilot Project

91000359

Funding is reappropriated from the 2019-21 biennium for a polyfluoroalkyl substances pilot project to characterize the PFAS contamination in the soil and local groundwater and prepare a conceptual design for a pilot cleanup project to remove contaminants. Additionally, funding is appropriated to continue building a better understanding of the extent and nature of PFAS contamination in the Lower Issaquah Valley, and other potentially impacted areas, fill data gaps after new state regulations are released and help develop effective treatment techniques that will help remediate source areas.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 400,000 750,000 0 1,150,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 1,150,000