June 26, 2019 SRRTTF Meeting

The next meeting of the Spokane River Regional Toxics Task Force is:
Date: Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location:Spokane County Water Resource Center
1004 N. Freya Street
Spokane, WA 99202
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To attend by Webex and phone (all please register using the link below):
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After your request has been approved, you will receive instructions for joining.

Meeting Documents:
0 – SRRTTF agenda_20190626
1 – SRRTTF draft Meeting Summary 4-24-19
2 – ACE commitment report
3 – PMF Blank Study final report_061719
4a – FinalDraft_iPCBs and Pigments
4b – SRRTTF_BriefonPaper_Revised
5a – iPCB and Pigment Workshop_agenda_v6_20190618
5b – iPCB Workshop Concept Document 6.18.2019a
6 – Data Synthesis Workshop_final draft
7 – 2019MonitoringScope_Jun19draft
8 – 2019 – 2021 State Biennium Prelim Draft Budget Template
9 – Future Meeting Topics – June 2019







April 24, 2019 SRRTTF Meeting

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

Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: Liberty Lake Sewer & Water District Office
22510 E. Mission Avenue Liberty Lake, WA 99019
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To attend by Webex and phone (all please register using the link below):

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After your request has been approved, you’ll receive instructions for joining.

Meeting Documents
SRRTTF agenda_20190424
0 – SRRTTF DRAFT Meeting Summary 2-27-19
1 – ACE commitment report
2 – ACE Financial statement
3 – PMF Blank Study draft final report_030419
3a – Rodenburg blank study 042419
4 – SRF_Bioflim_v4_srrttf2
5 – PCB Tabletop_flyer
6 – Early actions summary & approval recommendations
7 – MOA comments summary Aug 2018
8 – Future Meeting Topics – April 2019




April 5, 2019 SRRTTF Meeting: Conference Call Vote

The next meeting of the Spokane River Regional Toxics Task Force is a conference call to vote on the approval of Dave Dilks’ (LimnoTech) budget to do the preparation work/analyses for the data synthesis workshop scheduled for May 30 and 31.  Here is the recommendation and other materials regarding the workshop:

Data synthesis workshop final draft recommendation

Spokane Data Synthesis Workshop – Potential Activities_3.27.19[252]

Potential Activity_Summation of Existing Pathway Knowledge_rev_3.27.2019[254]

OptionsTable_3-27-19[253]

Time:  11:00 am
Call in number:  641-715-0857; 723394#

Here is an interesting research brief on PCBs by the National Institute of Environmental Health Services that Mike LaScoula shared:

Research brief on pcbs

March 27, 2019 SRRTTF Meeting: Conference Call

The next meeting of the Spokane River Regional Toxics Task Force is a conference call to receive an update on funding status and the legislative funding request in follow up to our February 27 Task Force meeting and March 8 conference call. Here is a link to the notes where we discussed these topics at the Feb. 27 Task Force Meeting:
Meeting Summary

Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Call in number: 641-715-0857; 723394#

Meeting agenda:  SRRTTF agenda_20190327
Funding Status Update


March 8, 2019 SRRTTF Meeting: Conference Call

The next meeting of the Spokane River Regional Toxics Task Force is a conference call to discuss and agree on key messages for the legislative funding request.

Date: Friday, March 8, 2019 Time: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Please contact lara@whitebluffsconsulting.com for the Conference Call-in number.

Materials for the meeting:

2018 SRRTTF Funding Support Letter-2019 Leg Session- Rev 1

Governor’s 2018 funding request letter

Supplemental Information

Joint Key Messages 2013

Joint Key Messages, SRHD comments 2015

SRRTTF Poster 2014

SRRTTF Handout 2014

February 27, 2019 SRRTTF Meeting

The next meeting of the Spokane River Regional Toxics Task Force is:
Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: Spokane County Water Resource Center
1004 N. Freya Street
Spokane, WA 99202
Click here for a map

To attend by Webex and phone (all please register using the link below):
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Meeting documents:
0 – SRRTTF agenda_20190227
1 – Dec. 12, 2018 TF Meeting Summary
2a – SRRTTF_2018_TechnicalActivitiesReport&App A 02-20-2019
2b – Appendix B _ Gravity 2018 Field Report
Appendix C can be seen here: Appendix C _ QAPP_addendum5_072318
2c – ResponsetoComments_2018TechnicalActivitiesReport
2d – SRRTTF_2019_0227_TechnicalActivitiesReport
3 – PMF Phase 1 report now coming at April Task Force meeting
4a – SRRTTF PCB Database Pilot Report FINAL
4b – SRRTTF PCB Database Instructions Feb 2019
5a – Green Chemistry Ti02 White Paper Action Summary-Final
5b – SRRTTF TiO2 2019_02_18
6a – Comp-Plan-Impl.ReviewSum_2018 – 20190227
6b – Comp-Plan-Impl.ReviewSum_2018 – 20190227-trk chgs
7a – E&O spring media campaign recommendation
7b – MediaBuy Summary
8a – Potential Actions 2019 2-22-2019
8b – 2019_SRRTTF_Workshop_Overview
9 – Task Force Draft Legislative Proposal
10 – Future Meeting Topics – February 2019
11a – ACE Commitment report -Feb 2019
11b – PMF WG Update 2-27-19 SRRTTF meeting
11c – Data Management WG Update 2-27-19 SRRTTF meeting
12 – MOA comments summary Aug 2018

 








Upcoming February Meetings & State Fiscal Year 2020 Draft Funding Offer List/Use Plan

Upcoming Meetings:

Feb. 5Tech Track work group, 10 am – 12 pm, Dept. of Ecology, 3rd floor conf. room, 4601 N. Monroe St., Spokane (contact lara@whitebluffsconsulting.com for call in info.)
Feb. 6TSCA work group conference call, 10 am, 641-715-0857, 723394#
Feb. 12Education & Outreach work group meeting, 10 am at the Spokane Reg. Health District (contact lara@whitebluffsconsulting.com for call in info.)
Feb. 27 – SRRTTF meeting, 8:30 am – 12 pm, Spokane County Water Resource Center, 1004 N. Freya St

Ecology has announced the availability of the State Fiscal Year 2020 (SFY20) Draft Funding Offer List and Intended Use Plan (Draft List) for public review and comment. The Draft List describes how to use state and federal dollars to fund water quality improvement projects across the state. In addition, the Draft List and other SFY20 Funding Cycle information is available at the Water Quality Grants webpage.  Money is made available each year from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund, Stormwater Financial Assistance Program, Centennial Clean Water Program, and Clean Water Act Section 319 program. This year approximately $183 million is proposed for funding from a request of $338.5 million (statewide).

The Spokane area projects include:

  • Approximately $10 million for wastewater facility funding
  • Almost $6.3 million for stormwater
  • $22.5 Non point


How to comment: A public review and comment period on the Draft List is open until 5:00 pm on Feb. 18, 2019. They will hold a public information meeting to present the Draft List and discuss the project evaluation and Funding Cycle process.

Informational Meeting
Feb. 6 at 1:00 pm
Pierce County Library
3005 112th Street East, Tacoma, WA.

Please email or mail comments on the Draft List to:
Daniel Thompson
Department of Ecology
Water Quality Program – Financial Management Section
P.O.  Box 47600
Olympia, WA 98504-7600
Email: daniel.thompson@ecy.wa.gov
Phone: 360-407-6510

Next Steps: They will respond to all comments received during the comment period when the Final List is published. They expect to publish the Final List by June 28 after approval of the state’s 2019-2021 Biennial Budget. All commenters will be notified by email when the Final List is published.

How does this apply to the Task Force? Governments and nonprofits (501(c)3 organizations) are eligible to apply for different types of funding. Background: Ecology rolls all of its water quality funding into a combined program in order to simplify the process for everyone.

The annual cycle starts in the summer (August) with informational meetings. Here is information to help prepare for the next cycle: https://ecology.wa.gov/About-us/How-we-operate/Grants-loans/Find-a-grant-or-loan/Water-Quality-Combined-Funding-Program

Many of the Task Force members organizations have applied for and received funding for clean water projects (point and nonpoint) in the past: City of Spokane, Spokane County, the Lands Council, Conservation Districts, etc.).  Individually, these projects have supported the work of the Task Force by putting in infrastructure or addressing nonpoint source pollution, education and outreach.

Upcoming meetings

Hi Task Force,

Happy New Year! Here is a list of upcoming work group meetings:

TSCA conference call: January 9 at 10 am
PMF conference call: January 10 at 10 am
Data Management conference call: January 10 at 3 pm
Education & Outreach: January 15 at 10 am at the Spokane County Water Resource Center, 1004 N. Freya St.
Green Chemistry: Tentatively targeting January 24 at 1 pm
Tech Track: February 5 at 10 am at the Department of Ecology office, 4601 N. Monroe St., 3rd floor
*All conference calls will use 641-715-0857, 723394# – contact lara@whitebluffsconsulting.com for call in information for in person meetings.

Our next SRRTTF meeting will be Wednesday, February 27 from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm at the Spokane County Water Resource Center, 1004 North Freya St, Spokane

Thanks!

December 12, 2018 SRRTTF meeting

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

Date: Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: Liberty Lake Sewer & Water District Office
22510 E. Mission Avenue Liberty Lake, WA 99019
Click here for a map

To attend by Webex and phone (all please register using the link below):
Register

Meeting Documents:
0 SRRTTF agenda_20181212
1 – Oct 24 2018 Meeting Summary
2 – TSCA Workgroup Workshop Concepts 12-1-2018
3a – SRRTTF letter to EPA on TSCA et al_May 2018
3b – EPA Letter to SRRTTF
4a – SRF SRRTTF Social Media Workshop Results for VB 12.9.18
4b – SRF -SRRTTF Social Media Messages 7.30.18
5 – SRRTTF_2018-12_PreliminaryMassBalance
6a – Draft 2019 Planned Actions
6b – Work Groups Schedule Nov 21 2018
7 – Data Management Update SRRTTF 12-12-18
8 – SRRTTF’s Funding Request
9 – ACE commitment report – Oct 2018
10 – MOA orientation guide_draft 2018 Dec 4
11 – Comp-Plan-Impl.ReviewSum_2018
12 – Future Meeting Topics – December 2018

Comments on MOA orientation guide & spokaneriverpcbfree.org website needed

Hi Task Force members & interested parties,

This is a reminder that any additional Task Force comments on the MOA orientation guide are due this Friday, November 30 to lara@whitebluffsconsulting.com.  Here is the document for reference 7 – MOA orientation guide_draft- WBC edits  Below are the comments already provided at the last Task Force meeting:

• Under the background there should be some indication of invited entities and continue to extend invitation and acknowledge other groups
• There should be a small section of what the Task Force addresses and doesn’t address. The Task Force doesn’t address or make decisions regarding permittees and permit requirements.
• The Task Force decided the addendum with the bullets should be deleted.
• For new members we should mention it’s not representative of the whole MOA, it doesn’t have all detail.

Also, Toni Taylor has been working on the http://spokaneriverpcbfree.org/ website.  Please check out the site and give feedback to srrttfoutreach@gmail.com which is also listed on the site under contact us by December 5.  Some recent changes are listed below:

  • Embedded a video on the What Are PCBs? page.
  • Embedded a Spokane Waste Directory video on the What Can I Do? page and the Info. for Homeowners page.
  • Changed page name from Printable Education Materials to Educational Resources to allow for more types of resources.
  • Added BMPs created by the Building Demolition and Renovation work group to the Info. for Building Contractors page.
  • Added Work Group Updates page and filled it with the work group updates provided to the E&O work group by each work group.

Upcoming work group meetings: 
November 28 – Tech Track meeting at 10 am (Dept. of Ecology large conf. room) contact lara@whitebluffsconsulting.com for Web ex info.

December 5 – TSCA Conference call at 10 am (641-715-0857, 723394#)
December 5 – Funding Conference call at 1 pm (641-715-0857, 723394#)
December 7 – Fish Sampling Conference call at 10 am (641-715-0857, 723394#)
December 11 – Education & Outreach meeting at 10 am (Spokane Regional Health District, Room 402) contact lara@whitebluffsconsulting.com for skype info.
December 13 – Data Management Conference call at 3 pm
(641-715-0857, 723394#)

 Our next SRRTTF meeting will be held, Wednesday Dec. 12 at Liberty Lake Sewer & Water District from 8:30 am to noon.

Thanks!