Date: Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location: Liberty Lake Sewer & Water District Office
22510 E. Mission Avenue Liberty Lake, WA 99019
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To attend by phone:
Call In Number: (509) 335-2277
Participant Code: 5266916
The following rulemaking adoption was filed with the Office of the Code Reviser:
August 8, 2017
Chapter 173-98 WAC – Uses and Limitations of the Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund
Chapter 173-95A WAC – Uses and Limitations of the Centennial Clean Water Program
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Ecology has worked with stakeholders since early 2014 to develop better and clearer rules. Following release of the second public draft of the rule late in 2016, we received comments from about thirty stakeholders (both individuals and represented groups). We received some input on almost every section of the draft rule. Draft new section 995 for Soil and Sediment Use Criteria, and new section 021 Determination of Solid Waste and Recycling received the most comments.
After considering feedback on the second draft of the rule, Ecology concluded that more work was needed before we could make a formal rule proposal. Staff have been reviewing comments and revising rule language since the public comment period for the second draft closed in February 2017. We have continued to consult with stakeholders. The Legislature included a proviso in Ecology’s operating budget for the 2017 – 2019 biennium, requiring a report on this rulemaking. We expect that report to be available to the Legislature in September 2017, and we will post it to our website at that time.
Our present work plan calls for Ecology to issue a formal rule proposal in November 2017, followed by formal hearings in early 2018. If adopted, Ecology will file the revised rule with the Office of the Code Reviser sometime next spring, and it would be effective 31 days after filing.
The next meeting of the SRRTTF Task Force and Technical Track Work group is:
Date: Wednesday August 2, 2017
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location: Washington Department of Ecology
N. 4601 Monroe St.
Spokane, WA 99205
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Audio Call In Number: 509-335-2277
Conference ID: 2740350
– TTWG agn 08-2-17_draft v2
– link to Comp plan – see Chapter 6.1 Implementation Effectiveness Assessment
– SRSP TF Monitoring outline of suggestions d3 08-01-2017
The Washington Department of Ecology will begin accepting applications for Public Participation Grants (PPGs) at 8 a.m. July 18, 2017. The PPG program is a competitive grant program. Grants are available to individuals affected by a contaminated site, or to non-profit public service organizations. The purpose of the grants is to facilitate public participation in:
· The cleanup of hazardous substance release sites, or
· The implementation of the state’s solid and hazardous waste priorities.
Applications are available through Ecology’s Administration of Grants and Loans (EAGL) online grant management system. You will need to set up a Secure Access Washington account before you can access EAGL. You will find more information about SAW and EAGL here: http://www.ecy.wa.gov/funding/EAGL.html.
The application will be open until 5 p.m. Aug. 11, 2017. Late applications will not be accepted. Ecology will evaluate and score each eligible application received. Grant funds are available for projects conducted July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2019.
Date: Tuesday August 1, 2017
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Spokane Water Resource Center (CONFIRMED)
1004 N. Freya Street
Spokane, WA 99202
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ACE Meeting Agenda 080117
All ACE meetings are open to the public
The Department of Ecology’s Water Quality Program State Fiscal Year 2019 (SFY19) Funding Cycle opens on August 14, 2017 and closes on October 16, 2017. Ecology has scheduled a training workshop for eastern Washington applicants seeking funding for water quality-related projects on August 16 from 9:00am – 1:00pm. The workshop will be held at the Spokane Convention Center. For more details see the attached Workshop Flyer.
The Terry Husseman Account (THA) Grant cycle opened on July 14, 2017 and closes at 5:00 pm on August 14, 2017. The online funding application is open to projects that restore or enhance the natural environment. Typical projects address water quality issues and fish and wildlife habitat protection or enhancement in or adjacent to waters of the state (i.e., streams, lakes, wetlands or the ocean). To be considered, projects must provide primary benefits to public resources (land or water stewardship) and affiliated infrastructure. Grant awards can be up to a maximum of $50,000. The typical grant award ranges from $10,000 to $25,000. Please visit the: Terry Husseman Account (THA) Website for Funding Guidelines, eligibility, and application instructions.
Please review Limnotech’s “draft: Homolog Specific PCB Mass Balance for the Spokane River” report (below) and provide feedback, comments, and or questions to Dave Dilks at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday July 14th, 2017. Dave will review all received comments and provide a draft copy for a potential decision at the July 26th Task Force meeting.