July 26, 2017 Spokane River Regional Toxics Task Force Meeting

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

Date: July 26, 2017
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 pm

 Spokane County Water Resource Center
1004 N. Freya Street
Spokane, WA 99202

Click here for a map

Call In Number: 509-335-2277
Participant Code: 5266916

Meeting Materials:
–  7.26.2017 SRRTTF Meeting Notes FINAL
  SRRTTF July 26_2017 Agenda_draft
 ACE Commitment Report June 30 2017
 ACE Financial Statement July 2017
 SRRTTF 6.28.17 DRAFT Meeting Notes
–  SRRTTF_ResponsetoHomologMassBlanceComments (Dave Dilks presentation)
–  Water Quality Financial Assistance Workshops for State Fiscal Year 2019 (1)
 Duwamish River PCB Cleanup_SRRTTF presentation options_revised list based on TTWG feedback
–  SRRTTF – PCB Database Tasks 1 and 2 July 2017 Presentation (CDM Smith)

  Homolog Specific Mass Balance_Draft 07 19 2017
Questions/Comments received on the draft
 Spokane County comments on draft 2014-15 homolog mass balance 170714
–  Brian Nickel Comments on the draft homolog-specific PCB mass balance memo
–  Questions on the draft memo from Monica Ott and answers from Dave Dilks


Ecology News: Ecology’s Water Quality Program Financial Assistance – Workshop scheduled for August

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.

Ecology News: Coastal Protection Fund (CPF) – Terry Husseman Account (THA) Grants – closes at 5:00 pm on August 14, 2017.

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.

Limnotech’s “draft: Homolog Specific PCB Mass Balance for the Spokane River” available for review

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 ddilks@limno.com 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.

July 12, 2017 Technical Track Work Group Meeting

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

Date: Wednesday July 12, 2017
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Location: Washington Department of Ecology
N. 4601 Monroe St.
Spokane, WA 99205
Click here for a map.

Audio Call In Number: 509-335-2277
Conference ID: 2740350

Meeting Materials:
TTWG agn 07-12-17_draft
  SRRTTF PCB Database Tsk1&2 TechMemo DRAFT
–  HomologSpecificMassBalance_Draft07052017
–  SRRTTF_LimnoTech_07_12_2017_Monitoring  (powerpoint)SRRTTF_LimnoTech_07_12_2017_Monitoring (pdf)
–  Duwamish River PCB Cleanup_SRRTTF presentation options


EPA NEWS: FY 2017 Grant Announcement: FY 2017 Source Reduction Assistance Grant Program

Request For Proposals

2017 Pollution Prevention (P2) Source Reduction Assistance Grant Request for Proposal for EPA Region 1

RFP# EPA-Region10-P2-2017-001

Open Date: June 16, 2017

Closing Date: Wednesday July 26, 2017, 11:59 PM Eastern Daylight Time (8:59pm Pacific Daylight Time)

P2 Source Reduction Assistance (SRA) awards support pollution prevention through source reduction and resource conservation work. You can read a description of SRA awards in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) 66.717.

  • Eligibility: The fifty states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, any territory or possession of the U.S., local governments, city or township governments, independent school district governments, state controlled institutions of higher education, nonprofit organizations (other than institutions of higher education), private institutions of higher education, community-based grassroots organizations, and federally-recognized tribes and intertribal consortia.
  • Match requirement: 5%
  • Range of possible award amounts: $20,000 – $95,000.
  • Applications must be submitted through Grants.gov “FY 2017 Source Reduction Assistance Grant Program for Region 10″
  • For more information, contact Robert Drake (drake.robert@epa.gov), 206-553-4803
Related information:

June 28, 2017 Spokane River Regional Toxics Task Force Meeting

Date: Wednesday, June 28, 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
Click here for a map

To attend by phone:

Call In Number: (509) 335-2277
Participant Code: 5266916

CDM Smith Technical Memo: Feedback requested by June 16, 2017

Please provide feedback (comments/questions) on the CDM Smith Technical Memo for Task 1&2 – PCB Data Compatibility Functionality Review. Send feedback on the memo to Mike Hermanson (MHERMANSON@spokanecounty.org) and Rob Lindsay (RLindsay@spokanecounty.org) by Friday June 16th, 2017. Mike and Rob will compile comments and touch base with CDM Smith prior to the July 12th Technical Track Work Group Meeting.

The Technical Track Work Group discussed the memo at their June 7th 2017 meeting and  based on those discussion will provide the following recommendations/requests to CDM Smith:

  • The database should provide flexibility in analysis (i.e. to choose any blank correction method, choose to use or not use NJ flagged data, etc)
  • Add in an export function in the format that EIM would require based on EIM data input fields.

SRRTTF PCB Database Tsk1&2 TechMemo DRAFT

June 7, 2017 Education and Outreach Work Group Meeting

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

Date: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Time: 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Location: Washington Department of Ecology
N. 4601 Monroe St.
Spokane, WA 99205
Click here for a map.

Call in Number: 509-335-2277
Conference ID: 7775794

Meeting Documents: