Proposed Agendas

Spokane River Regional Toxics Task Force
Proposed Meeting Agenda Items
NOTE: Please see actual meeting agendas for up-to-date topic list
January 2017 – December 2017

Upcoming Meeting Agenda Topics (updated on 10-11-2017)

If you would like to add an item to future agendas, please contact the Task Force Facilitator, Chris Page (c.page@wsu.edu).


October 25, 2017: Task Force Meeting (9:00am – 12:30pm)
Liberty Lake Sewer & Water District Office | 22510 E. Mission Ave, Liberty Lake, WQ

  • TTWG topics:
    • ACE commitment report
    • CDM Smith database tour (with some SRRTTF data)
    • LimnoTech groundwater fingerprinting memo
    • Fish/sediment/invertebrate/water study: how to move workgroup forward
    • Tracking sheet for all studies and planning efforts
    • How to get 9/25-approved projects moving
  • DES training materials for staff on low-PCB product purchasing
  • Will Hobbs on PCBs in food web (Wenatchee River)?
  • Annual (Comp Plan) Implementation Review: who prepares, guidance on format etc.
  • SRRTTF slide deck for Spokane River Forum
  • Funding: Healthy Watersheds Consortium (HWC), a partnership between the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, has called for 2018 Request for Proposals. The goal of the HWC Grant Program is to “accelerate strategic protection of healthy, freshwater ecosystems and their watersheds”, with primary focus on prevention of land deterioration in the watershed by:
    • Developing funding mechanisms, plans, or other strategies to implement large-scale watershed protection, source water protection, green infrastructure, or related landscape conservation objectives;
    • Building the sustainable organizational infrastructure, social support, and long-term funding commitments necessary to implement large-scale protection of healthy watersheds; and
    • Supporting innovative or catalytic projects that may accelerate funding for or implementation of watershed protection efforts, or broadly advance this field of practice.

November 8, 2017 : Technical Track Work Group Meeting (10:00am – 12:00pm)
Department of Ecology | 4601 North Monroe Street, Spokane, WA

  • TBD

November 29, 2017: Task Force Meeting (9:00am – 12:30pm)
Liberty Lake Sewer & Water District Office | 22510 E. Mission Ave, Liberty Lake, WA

  • Quarterly SWAT Team Updates: Green Chemistry, Regulatory Rulemaking (TSCA Reform & WSDOT Color Box), Building Demo & Renovation, Waste Disposal Assistance, Public Outreach, Funding Strategy
  • Green Chemistry, “Better Brakes”: Dr. Lauren Heine, Executive Director of Northwest Green Chemistry, Saskia Van Bergen/Ken Zarker (Ecology)
  • Duwamish:
    • Pollutant Loading Assessment (analysis of cross-media behavior of PCBs and modeling of this behavior OR
    • PCB congener sampling in groundwater (how has data been used to ID sources, i.e. sites of concern?)
  • Kaiser cleanup: update and findings
  • “PCB-free” fish feed update (WDFW)?
  • UW/WSU intern to do SRRTTF work (for ACE, Ecology, or LimnoTech)?

December 6, 2017: Technical Track Work Group Meeting (10:00am – 12:00pm) Department of Ecology | 4601 North Monroe Street, Spokane, WA

  • TBD

December 13, 2017: Task Force Meeting (9:00am – 12:30pm)
Liberty Lake Sewer & Water District Office | 22510 E. Mission Ave, Liberty Lake, WA

  • Academic expertise, continued (Stephanie Hampton, WSU-UI)
  • Annual Implementation Effectiveness Review

January 3, 2017 Technical Track Work Group Meeting (10:00am – 12:00pm) Department of Ecology | 4601 North Monroe Street, Spokane, WA

  • Ecology request: SRRTTF provide “boundaries” for annual central tendency sampling

 

January 24, 2018: Task Force Meeting (9:00am – 12:30pm)
Spokane County Water Resource Center | 1004 N. Freya Street, Spokane, WA

  • MOA: with permit finalization, time to update & execute revised MOA?
  • Task Force Roster (if permits finalized)

 

February 7, 2018 Technical Track Work Group Meeting (10:00am – 12:00pm) Department of Ecology | 4601 North Monroe Street, Spokane, WA

 

February 28, 2018: Task Force Meeting (9:00am – 12:30pm) ) Liberty Lake Sewer & Water District Office | 22510 E. Mission Ave, Liberty Lake, WA (Tentative location)

 

March 7, 2018 Technical Track Work Group Meeting (10:00am – 12:00pm) Department of Ecology | 4601 North Monroe Street, Spokane, WA

 

March 28, 2018: Task Force Meeting (9:00am – 12:30pm) Spokane County Water Resource Center | 1004 N. Freya Street, Spokane, WA

 

April 4, 2018 Technical Track Work Group Meeting (10:00am – 12:00pm) Department of Ecology | 4601 North Monroe Street, Spokane, WA

 

April 25, 2018: Task Force Meeting (9:00am – 12:30pm) ) Liberty Lake Sewer & Water District Office | 22510 E. Mission Ave, Liberty Lake, WA (Tentative location)

 

May 2, 2018 Technical Track Work Group Meeting (10:00am – 12:00pm) Department of Ecology | 4601 North Monroe Street, Spokane, WA

 

May 23, 2018: Task Force Meeting (9:00am – 12:30pm) Spokane County Water Resource Center | 1004 N. Freya Street, Spokane, WA

 

June 6, 2018 Technical Track Work Group Meeting (10:00am – 12:00pm) Department of Ecology | 4601 North Monroe Street, Spokane, WA

 

June 27, 2018: Task Force Meeting (9:00am – 12:30pm)
Liberty Lake Sewer & Water District Office | 22510 E. Mission Ave, Liberty Lake, WA (Tentative location)

  • Technical Topics & updates
  • EPA intern report on inadvertent PCBs

 

July 11, 2018 Technical Track Work Group Meeting (10:00am – 12:00pm) Department of Ecology | 4601 North Monroe Street, Spokane, WA

 

July 25, 2018: Task Force Meeting (9:00am – 12:30pm) Spokane County Water Resource Center | 1004 N. Freya Street, Spokane, WA

 

 

August 1, 2018 Technical Track Work Group Meeting (10:00am – 12:00pm) Department of Ecology | 4601 North Monroe Street, Spokane, WA

 

August 22, 2018: Task Force Meeting (9:00am – 12:30pm)
Liberty Lake Sewer & Water District Office | 22510 E. Mission Ave, Liberty Lake, WA (Tentative location)

 

September 5, 2018 Technical Track Work Group Meeting (10:00am – 12:00pm) Department of Ecology | 4601 North Monroe Street, Spokane, WA

 

September 26, 2018: Task Force Meeting (9:00am – 12:30pm) Spokane County Water Resource Center | 1004 N. Freya Street, Spokane, WA

 

October 3, 2018 Technical Track Work Group Meeting (10:00am – 12:00pm) Department of Ecology | 4601 North Monroe Street, Spokane, WA

 

October 24, 2018: Task Force Meeting (9:00am – 12:30pm)
Liberty Lake Sewer & Water District Office | 22510 E. Mission Ave, Liberty Lake, WA (Tentative location)

 

November 7, 2018 Technical Track Work Group Meeting (10:00am – 12:00pm) Department of Ecology | 4601 North Monroe Street, Spokane, WA

 

November 28, 2018: Task Force Meeting (9:00am – 12:30pm) Spokane County Water Resource Center | 1004 N. Freya Street, Spokane, WA

 

December 5, 2018 Technical Track Work Group Meeting (10:00am – 12:00pm) Department of Ecology | 4601 North Monroe Street, Spokane, WA

 

December 13, 2018: Task Force Meeting (9:00am – 12:30pm)
Liberty Lake Sewer & Water District Office | 22510 E. Mission Ave, Liberty Lake, WA (Tentative location)