Opportunity to comment: Expanded Cleanup Work Proposed at City Parcel Site

The Washington State Department of Ecology proposes to extend soil remediation at the City Parcel site and to remove PCB-contaminated soil along the west fence line. Previous sampling confirmed there is residual soil contamination under the surface along the fence line in this area. The site is located at 708 North Cook Street in the City of Spokane, Spokane County, Washington.

The work will include removing the fence along the west portion of the site, removing contaminated soil, and replacing it with clean fill.
Ecology will begin remediation after public comment has been considered.
You are invited to:
  • Review the draft Work Plan for the proposed sampling and supplemental investigation along with the addendum to the SEPA checklist and DNS.
  • Send your comments to Huckleberry Palmer at Ecology for consideration.
Comments will be accepted January 30 through March 2, 2015.
See the City Parcel Fact Sheet 2015 for details about where to review documents and submit comments.

July 23, 2014 Spokane River Regional Toxics Task Force Meeting

Spokane River Regional Toxics Task Force Meeting Announcement

Date: July 23, 2014
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Location: Spokane County Water Resource Center
1004 N. Freya Street
Spokane, WA 99202

Click here for a map

Call In Number: 800-704-9804
Participant Code: 34863442#

Please note, the conference call in number will remain open until 15 minutes until after the meeting begins. It will continue to remain open as long as there are callers on the line. If you wish to join the meeting by phone late, please notify Adriane Borgias (abor461@ecy.wa.gov) ahead of time.

Meeting Documents
–  7 23 14 SRRTTF Meeting Summary-Final
SRRTTF July 23 2014 Draft Agenda
–  TTWG Status Report 7-18-14
–  LimnoTech Memo Confidence Testing Results 7-16-14 (updated)
–  SRRTTF QAPP Addendum 7-14-14 DRAFT
–  SRRTTF QAPP Checklist 7-15-14
 PCB Annual Report -2014
 PCB 2014 Annual Report Presentation
–  Spokane River Regional Toxics Task Force ECTS 8526 Response
  SRRTTF Financial Overview v2
–  Governor Inslee 2014 Budget Request
 SRRTTF letter to Governor_City of Spokane edits 7-23-14
 SRRTTF Letter Governor -FINAL- 7-24-14 *FINAL
2014 Governor Inslee Clean Water Policy Brief
  SRRTTF Hornbuckle Letter Approved by SRRTTF 2-26-14 – SRRTTF 2-26-14 Meeting

Measurable Progress Documents

–  Measurable Progress Definition 07152014 Final Revised Header *CORRECTED DATE*
  Measurable Progress Definition 07152014 Redline final Revised Header *CORRECTED DATE*
Measurable Progress Draft Definition SRSP suggested edits 4-29-14
 SRSP Comment Letter – Measurable Progress Definition 4-30-14
Letter to Ecology Measurable Progress Definition 4-15-14
 Response to comments 7-15-14


Announcement: Spokane Green Solutions Seminar

Registration open for the Spokane Green Solutions Seminar on Oct. 24
You’re invited to join a discussion of green infrastructure, sustainable site design, & stormwater management. Learn why this is important, see examples from around the community, and get practical tips on how to incorporate these ideas in projects. Cost is $40. Register at http://spokanegreensolutions.brownpapertickets.com/. Proceeds benefit the Spokane Riverkeeper.

Date: Thursday, Oct. 24
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Spokane City Hall
Location: Council Chambers, Lower Level,
808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.

Organizing Committee: Spokane Riverkeeper, AHBL, URS, Spokane River Forum, Spokane County Conservation District, Spokane County, Spokane Parks Department, Community Volunteers, and City of Spokane.

Media Release: Green Solutions Seminar Planned for Thursday, Oct. 24

Signatories to the Memorandum of Agreement

Voting Members

Spokane County MOA/Spokane County SRRTTF Resolution 12-0145

Liberty Lake Sewer and Water District MOA

Inland Empire Paper Company MOA

Kaiser Aluminum MOA

City of Spokane MOA/City of Spokane OPR 2012-0059

Spokane Regional Health District MOA

Washington State Department of Health MOA

Lake Spokane Association MOA

The Lands Council MOA

Spokane Riverkeeper MOA

City of Coeur d’Alene MOA

Kootenai Environmental Alliance

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife


Avista Letter of Support



Washington State, Represented by the Department of Ecology

Washington State Department of Ecology MOA

United States, Represented by the Environmental Protection Agency




State Literature Review: Toxics Atmospheric Deposition in Eastern Washington

At the request of Ecology’s Eastern Regional Office Water Quality Program, a literature review was conducted to determine possible contributions of air deposition to the loading of toxic chemicals to urban stormwater and wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) in Eastern Washington. This includes model ranges of percent loading contribution of PCBs to the City of Spokane stormwater.

Toxics Atmospheric Deposition in Eastern Washington: State Literature Review