July 6, 2016 Technical Track Work Group Meeting

The next meeting of the SRRTTF Technical Track Work group is:

Date: Wednesday July 6, 2016
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Location: Washington Department of Ecology
N. 4601 Monroe St.
Spokane, WA 99205
Click here for a map.

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

Meeting Documents:
– SRRTTF TTWG 07-06-16 summary notes DRAFT
 Tech Track WG agn 07-06-16_draft_revised
 SRRTTF 07 27 16 Agenda draft06-29-16
  LimnoTech Pres PDF , SRRTTF_LimnoTech_07_06_2016 (PowerPoint)

–  Comprehensive Planning Memos: ( “Cost/Effectiveness of PCB Control Actions for the Spokane River” memo and appendix)

 

LimnoTech Work Products Available for review (Final and Draft documents)

The following work products are available for Task Force Review:

The following documents are available for Task Force review and comment. Please send comments/revisions by June 30th, 2016, to Dave Dilks at LimnoTech (ddilks@limno.com), please also CC Chris Page and Kara Whitman (c.page@wsu.edu and kmwhitman@wsu.edu) for posting comments to Task Force website. Dave will have a revised draft based on comments/revisions received out on July 6th, 2016. All Comprehensive Plan documents, and comments received are posted on the Task Force Comprehensive Plan page.

Final Draft Memos: Comprehensive Plan – all posted on the Comprehensive Plan Page.

Task Force Sampling Data Sets:

June 22, 2016 Spokane River Regional Toxics Task Force Meeting

The next meeting of the Spokane River Regional Toxics Task Force is:

Date: Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Location:
Liberty Lake Sewer & Water District Office
22510 E. Mission Avenue Liberty Lake, WA 99019
Click here for a map

To attend by phone:
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 Kara Whitman (kmwhitman@wsu.edu) ahead of time.

Meeting Documents

Agenda:
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SRRTTF June 22_ 2016 Agenda REVISED
Previous Meeting Summaries:
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SRRTTF 05-25-16_Summary Notes_DRAFT
  SRRTTF/TTWG 6.15.16 Meeting Summary DRAFT
–  TTWG 6.1.16 Meeting Summary DRAFT
Presentations
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SRRTTF_LimnoTech_06_21_2016
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SRRTTF LSC Presentation June 2016
 NPDES permit schedule

Other agenda topic related links:
 EPA PCB Use Authorization Rule Status: https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=EPA-HQ-OPPT-2009-0757-0001
– Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs); Reassessment of Use Authorizations for PCBs in Small Capacitors https://yosemite.epa.gov/opei/rulegate.nsf/byRIN/2070-AK12#1
–  SRRTTF Funding Strategies
– CDA SRRTTF SC v-2. EPA Order Granting Leave to File Amended Complaint
–  CDA SRRTTF Sc v. EPA Amended Complaint

June 15, 2016 Combined Task Force Meeting and Technical Track Work Group Meeting

The next meeting of the Task Force and the Technical Track Work group is:

Date: Wednesday June 15, 2016
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Location: Washington Department of Ecology
N. 4601 Monroe St.
Spokane, WA 99205
Click here for a map.

Call In Number: 800-704-9804 Participant Code: 34863442#
This meeting is a combined Full Task Force Meeting and a Technical Track Work Group Meeting. Please review the documents prior to the meeting.

Meeting Documents:
– SRRTTF_TTWG 06-15-16 summary notes_DRAFT
–  
Tech Track WG agn 06-15-16 Revised 3
  SRRTTF-TSCA-HR-2576-letter-to-Congress-MAY-2016_Revision 1 (Discussion and Potential Decision Item)
–  “Magnitude of Source Areas & Pathways DRAFT” (Decision Item)
– SRRTTF_LimnoTech_06_15_2016b (pdf)
–  SRRTTF_LimnoTech_06_15_2016b (pptx)

DRAFT: Cost/Effectiveness of PCB Control Actions for the Spokane River – Memo available for Task Force review

The DRAFT Cost/Effectiveness of PCB Control Actions for the Spokane River Memo is available for Task Force Review.  Please send comments on the draft to Dave Dilks of LImnoTech (ddilks@limno.com).

Memo Review and finalization process timeline:

  • Initial comments by June 15th or earlier
  • Second draft provided by by LimnoTech by June 22nd
  • Official review draft available by July 6th
  • Final Draft for decision posted to Task Force website by July 15th.

The Draft and all comments that are received will be posted to the Comprehensive Plan page on the Task Force website here.

May 25, 2016 Spokane River Regional Toxics Task Force Meeting

The next meeting of the Spokane River Regional Toxics Task Force is:

Date: May 25, 2016
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#

Webinar Information: 

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1. Go to
https://wadis.webex.com/wadis/j.php?MTID=m9cc858b87958f774f2d2b1528b5b608a
2. Enter your name and email address.

3. Enter the meeting password: 3yMHswki

4. Click “Join Now”.

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For Audio, please use telephone.

Call 1 800 704 9804

Participant code 34863442#



Meeting Documents:
–  SRRTTF 05-25-16_Summary Notes_Final
–  
SRRTTF May 25 2016 Agenda_revised3
Previous Meeting  Summaries:
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SRRTTF April 27 DRAFT summary notes (Decision Item)
–  SRRTTF_TTWG_05-04-16_Summary Notes
Other Meeting Documents and Presentations
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SRRTTF-PCB-Fact-Sheet-April-2016-_edited-4.20.16 (Decision Item)
SRRTTF_LimnoTech_05_25_2016_Part 1 and 2
All Comprehensive Planning Documents and Comments
– SRRTTF_MagnitudeSourcesPathways_2016_0518_draft. (Decision Item)
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SRRTTF_Inventory_of_Control_Actions_05182016_draft (Decision Item)
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Work Plan_Rodenburg
  Homolog-PMF presentation_II 5-25-16

LimnoTech: Magnitude of Sources and Pathways memo- Preliminary Draft available for review and data request

LimnoTech has drafted a memo on the “Magnitude of Sources and Pathways  This memo will be a part of the Comprehensive Plan. Please note that this is a Preliminary Draft based on data received to date.

Task Force members are asked to review the memo and provide feedback to LimnoTech . Please note if there is site-specific data that can be used to replace the literature values, and/or better alternatives to the (many) assumptions that are currently in the memo. Please send all comments/edits to Dave Dilks at ddilks@limno.com by April 27th.

LimnoTech is still waiting for data from some Task Force members. Please provide information to LimnoTech on the following:

  • Influent and effluent PCB measurements (and associated discharge flow) performed by the various WWTPs, for the “Magnitude of sources and pathways” memo, and
  • Existing PCB control plans that have been prepared by the WWTPs, for the BMP memo.

March 28, 2016 Task Force Meeting (Conference Call)

The Spokane River Regional Toxics Task Force will hold a meeting by conference call on Monday March 28th, 2016  from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. to consider the approval of Task Force response letter to the draft EPA Draft NPDES General Permit for Federal Aquaculture Facilities & Aquaculture Facilities Located in Indian Country Within the boundaries of the State of Washington.

Voting members of the Task Force are asked to call in, as we will need a quorum to make the formal approvalOther Task Force participants are welcome to call in with additional input or to listen and contribute to the call.

Please carefully read the attached response letter prior to the meeting. The letter is organized by a Background that explains the SRRTTF efforts, the request for a Toxics Management Plan, recommended BMPs, recommended reporting requirements, and  the encouragement for tribal participation in the SRRTTF.

Topics to be addressed at the meeting, in order, include:

  • Federal Hatchery Permit Comment LetterDecision: accept letter for submittal to EPA by full SRRTTF?
    –  SRRTTF-Comment-Letter_EPA-Draft-Permit-Hatcheries_03-29-16_Final
  • Federal TSCA “Monsanto Clause” Opportunity to Comment
  • Process for Reaching Agreement on “PCB Control Actions”: Does the Task Force anticipate additional meetings (either full SRRTTF or workgroup)?
Date: March 28, 2016
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Location: By Phone
Call In Number: (800)704-9804
Participant Code:
 34863442#
Meeting Documents:
–  SRRTTF 3.28.16 conference call FINAL DRAFT Summary
–  SRRTTF Comment Letter_EPA Draft Permit_Hatcheries_ 3.28.16 (Final Draft agreed upon during the meeting)

LimnoTech: Comprehensive Plan -DRAFT Memo: Inventory of Best Management Practices to Be Evaluated for the Spokane River” Please review and send comments by March 23rd.

LimnoTech has drafted a memo on the  “Inventory of Best Management Practices to Be Evaluated for the Spokane River”. This memo will be a part of the Comprehensive Plan.

Task Force members are asked to review the memo and provide feedback to LimnoTech no later than March 23rd, 2016. Please send all comments/edits to Dave Dilks at ddilks@limno.com

Task Force members are also asked to provide information to LimnoTech on the following:

  • Influent and effluent PCB measurements (and associated discharge flow) performed by the various WWTPs, for LimnoTech use in preparing the “Magnitude of sources and pathways” memo, and
  • Existing PCB control plans that have been prepared by the WWTPs, for the BMP memo.

DRAFT Memo: Inventory of Best Management Practices to Be Evaluated for the Spokane River”

Comments Received:
–  BMP Memo_comments_Lands Council
–  BMP Memo_comments_ City of Post Falls
–  DRAFT_Inventory_of_BMPs_2016_02_19_IEP Comments
–  Limnotech Memo re PCB BMPs _City of Spokane 02-19-16
–  List of BMPs and control actions apb

 

February 24, 2016 Spokane River Regional Toxics Task Force Meeting

The next meeting of the Spokane River Regional Toxics Task Force is:

Date: Wednesday, February 24, 2015
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Location:
Liberty Lake Sewer & Water District Office
22510 E. Mission Avenue Liberty Lake, WA 99019
Click here for a map

To attend by phone:
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 Kara Whitman (kmwhitman@wsu.edu) ahead of time.

Meeting Documents:
–  SRRTTF 2.24.16 Meeting Summary Final Draft

 SRRTTF Feb. 24 2016 Agenda_revised
  SRRTTF 1-27-16 Meeting Summary DRAFT
–  MINUTE ORDER_Judge Rothstein
 SRRTTF_LimnoTech_02_22_2016 (Dave Dilks – presentation)
 SRRTTF_SourcesPathways_2016_0222_draft
 DRAFT_Inventory_of_BMPs_2016_02_19
  Monthly_sampling_SOW_022016
 QAPP_addendum_draft_022016
  Spokane River Regional Toxics Task 2016 Workshop Takeaways DRAFT
–  Spokane RRTTF EPA R10 Proposed PCB-Related Permit Conditions (Catherine Gockel -Presentation) 
 Comments.Outline Draft Hatchery Permit.2016
 PCB in Products- Presentation Alex Stone