Ecology NEWS: DRAFT report on Evaluation of Fish Hatcheries as Sources of PCBs to the Spokane River” available for review and comment

Task Force

The DRAFT report on the “Evaluation of Fish Hatcheries as Sources of PCBs to the Spokane River”, is now available for your review. If you have any comments or suggestions, please send by them to Siana Wong at swon461@ECY.WA.GOV by no later than c.o.b. on Wed, Feb 28 toSiana would be happy to answer any questions by email or phone. Below is a background summary of the study.

Background of study:

In 2016, Washington State Department of Ecology’s Environmental Assessment Program undertook a study to assess the PCB load contributions of hatcheries to the Spokane River. We collected water samples from the Spokane Hatchery and fish tissue samples from hatchery rainbow trout raised at the Spokane and Troutlodge Hatcheries, and analyzed them for PCB congeners. This project followed guidelines and procedures described in the Quality Assurance Project Plan by Michael Friese: https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/publications/SummaryPages/1603104.html

Thank you,

February 7, 2018 Education and Outreach Work Group Meeting

The next meeting of the SRRTTF Education and Outreach Work group is:

Date: Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Location: Washington Department of Ecology
N. 4601 Monroe St.
Spokane, WA 99205

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Conference call-in number is (509) 335-2277.  Participant Code is 36812362

*The conference call-in number will remain open until 10 minutes after the meeting begins.  If you wish to join the meeting late by phone, please notify Kara Whitman (kmwhitman@wsu.edu) ahead of time.

Meeting Materials:
Agenda 2-7-18
3 projects to move forward on for 3
WebsiteContent- SRRTTF

Ideas for possible projects from EO team 1-16-18_
2018 Planning Calendar – E&O

February 7, 2018 Technical Track Work Group Meeting

The next meeting of the SRRTTF Task Force and Technical Track Work group is:

Date: Wednesday, February 7th, 2018
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Location: Washington Department of Ecology
N. 4601 Monroe St.
Spokane, WA 99205
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Conference call-in number:  (509) 358-7935
Meeting ID1880

TTWG Meeting OBJECTIVES:

  • Receive and discuss updates; schedule webinar
  • Advise on Comp Plan projects: scopes, milestones, costs, tracking

Meeting Materials:
Meeting DRAFT Agenda: TTWG agn 02-07-18_draft2 (1)
Excel Comp Plan Work Tracking: SRRTTF_Comp.Plan work tracking_for 02-07-18
Ecology-County SVRP PCB Sampling report, final draft, 170503
Scope of Work_GW upgradient of Kaiser 20180205172419737

January 24, 2018 Spokane River Regional Toxics Task Force Meeting

The next meeting of the Spokane River Regional Toxics Task Force is:

Date: January 24, 2018
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 pm
Location:
 Spokane County Water Resource Center
1004 N. Freya Street
Spokane, WA 99202

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To attend the meeting by phone:
(509)335-2277, ID 5230244

Meeting Materials to review prior to the meeting:
Meeting agenda:
– SRRTTF January 24_2018 agenda_(V2)

Previous Meeting Summaries –Decision: Accept 11/29/17 Meeting Notes? (5 min agenda topic)
–  SRRTTF 11.29.17 Meeting Summary DRAFT (DECISION ITEM)
–  
TTWG 01-03-18 mtg.notes (REVIEW ITEM)

ACE  Commitment reports: (Informational- short agenda topic)
  Ace commitment report 2017 through 4th quarter
  ACE Commitment report December 31_2017
–  Ecology-ACE Contract for 07-01-17 to 06-30-19

Comp Plan implementation projects—Decision: authorize ACE to develop detailed scopes/schedules based on conceptual scopes?

  ACE contract #C1800094 project planning2 (Project tracking: master table + ACE-Ecology spreadsheet)
  Project Management Process 01-02-18 word doc (guideline for project leads); Project Management Process 01-02-18. reviewed (pdf)
–  High level scope of work GW upgradient of Kaiser
–  High level sow_PCB mass balance in river reaches Plantes Ferry to Nine Mile
–  High Level Conceptual Scope of Work Education and Outreach team 1-16-18
–  Regional PMF Analysis

– Green Chem ideas (Posted late – Monday 1.22.18 – for discussion)
Product Testing budget ideas ; Bio-based ice control article (Posted late – Monday 1.22.18 – for discussion)

MOA & Collaboration: Purpose: address issues related to SRRTTF MOA
–  SRRTTF MOA key guidelines_highlighted

For more information on the Task Force MOA and Previous MOA workgroup unapproved revisions go to:
  TASK Force MOA (approved MOA)
–  MOA Work Group work in 2015 (note, revisions were put on hold in 2015)

Comp Plan Implementation Review Summary (IRS)Purpose: Fulfill Comp Plan condition—Decision: accept IRS for the record?
 Comp Plan Impl.Review Summary (DECISION ITEM)

For review before the February Task Force Meeting (IRS addendum), consider adding the following addendum to the IRS.
–  Implementation Review Summary_Addenda–summaries from technical advisor, facilitator, and workgroups

Phase 2 Funding for Fungi “Emerging Stormwater Technologies”Purpose: Comp Plan Implementation—Decision: allocate $15K for Phase 2 of fungi PCB remediation project?
  
The Lands Council Proposal for Phase 2 Fungi-PCB project

January 10, 2018 Education and Outreach Work Group Meeting

The next meeting of the SRRTTF Education and Outreach Work group is:

Date: Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Time: 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Location: Washington Department of Ecology
N. 4601 Monroe St.
Spokane, WA 99205

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DRAFT Agenda:

  • Discussion of the status of the website (next steps that need to be completed)
  • Create a scope of work for 2018 (figuring out how to spend the $10K by 6/30/18) discussing (a-g from the comp plan goal table)
    • Goals:
      • Inventory which agencies have what in regards to PCB information
      • Work on 3-4 minute educational videos
  • Finalizing the work plan for 2018

Meeting Materials:
2017-11-8 Ed&Outreach Workrgoup mtg Notes (1)
Education and Outreach Goals 1-2-18
2018 Planning Calendar – E&O (1)
website content

 

January 9th, 2018 Fish Sampling (Fish Tissue/Sediment/Water Column) Work Group Meeting

Fish Sampling (Fish Tissue/Sediment/Water Column) Work Group Meeting:

Date: Tuesday, January 9th, 2018
Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: WDFW Region 1: 2315 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley, 99216

Call-in number: 360-407-3780, PIN 159698 #

Meeting Materials:

SRRTTF Fish Tissue Work Group Agenda 1-9-18 (1) (corrected dial in number)

Previous information/discussion on Fish sampling that  may be of use:
fish tissue and water column data locations
fish tissue and water column data observations
Fish Sampling Workgroup Study Concepts
FISH WORKGROUP EMAIL DISCUSSIONS_ NOVEMBER 2017

Lands Council: Use of Fungi to Degrade Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) Final Report

Final Report on study of the Use of Fungi to Degrade Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)

Task Force,

You are asked to review and provide feedback on the final report released from the Lands Council on the use of Fungi to Degrade Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs). This review period fulfill a goal in Comp Plan element 5.12 (emerging end of pipe stormwater technologies) under which the Task Force decided to review the Lands Council Report in preparation for a decision on funding Phase 2 of this work. The report and all supporting data are posted below . Please send your comments to Mike Petersen (mpetersen@landscouncil.org) no later than 12 noon on January 17th, 2018.

Mike will review all comments and will summarize them to the Task Force at the January 24th, 2018 full Task Force meeting. This will be in advance of the potential Task Force decision to allocate $15,000 in support of Phase 2 funding for this project. The Task Force could decide to table the funding decision, in the event the review/comment period elicits any issues needing resolution prior to Phase 2 funding being allocated.

Thank you.

Fungal breakdown of PCB’s FINAL REPORT-min
RESULTS CHART 1 petri PDF
RESULTS CHART 2 grain PDF
RESULTS CHART 3 sawdust PDF
RESULTS CHART 4 ratio PDF