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 7-12-2017)

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


July 26, 2017: Task Force Meeting (9:00am – 12:30pm)
Spokane County Water Resource Center | 1004 N. Freya Street, Spokane, WA

  • ACE $ Commitment Report
  • CDM Smith / database work update (1 hour)
  • Long-term monitoring options
  • Riverkeeper amicus brief on PCB methods in Western WA
  • EAP reporting date: during River Forum, or 11/13, or one at a time?
  • Duwamish River PCB topics: prioritize
  • Does the SRRTTF want/need to meet in August?
  • Upland Fin-fish Hatching & Rearing General Permit (WDFW): Facilities listed on the 303(d) list for PCBs must develop and implement a plan to reduce PCBs in the facility discharge, from fish feed and feeding activities. For state-run facilities, Permittees must comply with RCW 39.26.280(2) that prohibits a state agency of knowingly purchasing products containing PCBs above quantitation levels unless it is not cost effective or feasible to do so. The must submit the plan to Ecology by March 1, 2017. New Permittees must submit the plan within 60 days of permit coverage. The plan must contain the following elements, at a minimum:
    • Purchasing procedures that give preference for fish food that contains the lowest amount of PCBs that is economically and practically feasible.
    • Fish feeding practices that minimize the discharge of unconsumed food.
    • Methods to reduce and remove accumulated fish feed regularly to keep feed out of the discharge.
    • Permittees must request PCB content information from fish food suppliers and include this in the Best Management Practices Plan.

August 2, 2017: Technical Track Work Group Meeting (10:00am – 12:00pm) Department of Ecology | 4601 North Monroe Street, Spokane, WA

  • CDM Smith / database work update
  • TBD

August 23, 2017: Task Force Meeting (9:00am – 12:30pm)
Liberty Lake Sewer & Water District Office | 22510 E. Mission Ave, Liberty Lake, WA

  • ACE $ Commitment Report
  • Color Pigment Manufacturers (David Wawer, CPMA)
  • Green Chemistry, “Better Brakes”: Lauren Heine, Executive Director of Northwest Green Chemistry, Ken Zarker (?)
  • Quarterly SWAT Team Updates: Green Chemistry, Regulatory Rulemaking (TSCA Reform & WSDOT Color Box), Building Demo & Renovation, Waste Disposal Assistance, Public Outreach, Funding Strategy

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

  • TBD

September 27, 2017: Task Force Meeting (9:00am – 12:30pm)
Spokane County Water Resource Center | 1004 N. Freya Street, Spokane, WA

  • ACE $ Commitment Report

October 4, 2017: Technical Track Work Group Meeting (10:00am – 12:00pm) Department of Ecology | 4601 North Monroe Street, Spokane, WA

  • TBD

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

  • ACE $ Commitment Report
  • “PCB-free” fish feed update (WDFW)?
  • EAP report data from studies on PCBs in Spokane River system (e.g. low-level sampling methods, LSR Hatchery, atmospheric deposition—HALF DAY?

November 1, 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

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

  • TBD