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 5-17-2017)

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



May 31, 2017: Task Force Meeting (9:00am – 12:30pm)
Spokane County Water Resource Center | 1004 N. Freya Street, Spokane, WA

  • Technical topics and updates:
    • 2016 Technical Activities Report—DECISION to accept as final?
    • LimnoTech QAPP for homolog analysis (first draft based on sampling work; this one on analyzing data already sampled)
    • Any other LT updates?
    • Ask Hermanson if any CDM Smith update; ask him to provide regular updates at least to TTWG
  • ACE $ Commitment Report
  • Susan Braley (ECY) on Policy 1-11?
  • Quarterly SWAT Team Updates: Green Chemistry, Regulatory Rulemaking (TSCA Reform & WSDOT Color Box), Building Demo & Renovation, Waste Disposal Assistance, Public Outreach, Funding Strategy
  • Donley: 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.
  • ECY transition plan for Spokane River water quality lead
  • Events & outreach, funding: legislative fiscal analyst update
  • Roundtable updates: NPDES permit listening sessions beginning late June, target date for “having a path forward” January 2018

June 7, 2017: Technical Track Work Group Meeting (10:00am – 12:00pm) Department of Ecology | 4601 North Monroe Street, Spokane, WA

  • Revisit TCP process for identifying groundwater source up-gradient from Kaiser, whether and how the SRRTTF should be involved in identifying the source—is this source big enough compared to others that it’s worth the time and money to investigate?
  • Future in-river sampling: ask LimnoTech for recommendation, or use other approach to considering whether/when to do additional sampling (based on what the SRRTTF wants/needs the data to do)? EAP assist with a monitoring plan, or with specific study questions?

June 28, 2017: Task Force Meeting (9:00am – 12:30pm)
Liberty Lake Sewer & Water District Office | 22510 E. Mission Ave, Liberty Lake, WA

  • Technical topics and updates
  • ACE $ Commitment Report
  • MOA renewal (depending on status of permits)
  • Task Force Roster (if permits finalized)
  • Duwamish River Pollutant Loading Assessment (Bo Li and/or Rachel McCrea, want Qs ahead of time)
  • Events & outreach
  • Roundtable

July 5, 2017: Technical Track Work Group Meeting (10:00am – 12:00pm)
Department of Ecology | 4601 North Monroe Street, Spokane, WA

  • Data Mining

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

  • ACE $ Commitment Report
  • Data mining
  • Green Chemistry, “Better Brakes”: Lauren Heine, Executive Director of Northwest Green Chemistry, Ken Zarker (?)

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

  • 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)
  • 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

  • TBD

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

  • 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)
Spokane County Water Resource Center | 1004 N. Freya Street, Spokane, 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