February 2016 Spokane River Regional Toxics Task Force Technical Workshop

Spokane River Regional Toxics Task Force: 2016 Technical Workshop February 9-11 at the Spokane Convention Center

Purpose: To provide a forum for the open exchange of information on the results of the 2014 and 2015 PCB sampling events, and develop a common understanding of NEXT STEPS needed to (a) identify appropriate best management practices for near- and long-term source reduction efforts, (b) manage, access and use PCB data, (c) fill in data gaps, and (d) develop the SRRTTF Comprehensive Plan for achieving water quality standards.

Workshop Presentations:

February 9, 2016
–  Allyson King_ Opening Workshop Remarks SRTTF Feb 2016
–  SRRTTF Background Dilks 02.09.2016
SRRTTF_2016_Field_Presentation_Gravity_Shawn Hinz
–  2016 Ken Zarker TSCA SRRTTF Workshop
–  SRRTTF Workshop_TSCA_020916_IEP Doug Krapas
 Dave Dilks: “General Overview: Fish Tissue and Water Quality Standards”
–  Cheryl Niemi:  “Water Quality Criteria for PCBs and the Linkage to the use of Fish Tissue for Impairment Listings – and – Washington’s new Proposed Rule for Human Health Criteria and Implementation Tools”
–  Dave McBride: “How Fish Tissue Data is Used to Develop a Fish Advisory”
–  Brandee Era-Miller: “Fish Tissue Data Summary for the Spokane River”
–  Will Hobbs: “Predicting reductions in fish tissue PCB concentrations “

February 10, 2016
Session 3: Comprehensive Plan

–  Dave Dilks Presentation: “Comprehensive Plan to Control PCBs in the Spokane River Watershed”
Dale Norton “Assessment of Selected Toxic Chemical in the Puget Sound Basin, 2007-2011”
–  Kat Ridolfi Presentation (LimnoTech): “What can we learn from other Comprhensive Plans: San Francisco Bay PCB TMDL
 Chris Urban (USEPA Region 5) Presentation: “Illinois Lake Michigan (nearshor) PCB TMDL”
Session 4: Best Management Practices–Exploring Possibilities
  Kat Ridolfi (LimnoTech) Presentation: “Best Management Practices for Reducing PCB loads–Examples and Implementation Experience in the San Francisco Bay Area”.
–  Marcia Davis (City of Spokane) Presentation: “Cit of Spokane LID BMP”.
–  Rob Lindsay (Spokane County) Presentation: “Toxics Management Planning Spokane County Regional WRF”
Session 5: Next Steps/ Where Do We Go From Here?
No formal presentations during this session

February 11, 2016
Session 6: Data Management
–  Jake Kleinknecht (Ecology) Presentation: “Environmental Information Management System (EIM)”.
–  Tim Towey (LimnoTech) Presentation: Data Management Session-Microsoft Access Tools”.
– Greg Cavallo (DBRC) Presentation:  (coming soon)
–  Beth Schmoyer (Seattle Public Utilities) Presentation: Earthsoft’s EQuIS™ Database Lower Duwamish Waterway Source Data Management”.

Agenda and Session Overviews