3. Outcomes


“Outcomes are the environmental results and measurable source reductions in the river as well as quantifiable source reduction actions. Outcomes indicate the effectiveness of actions that have been taken and quantify the amount of PCB known to have been removed from the Spokane River and Spokane River watershed. Outcomes are important throughout the entire process but of higher priority after the first permit cycle. Examples of output measures include trending levels of PCB in fish and the water column, achievement of the applicable water quality standards for PCBs, permit compliance status and environmental trends relating to PCBs.” (Department of Ecology Measurable Progress Definition, Attachment A)