April 24, 2019 SRRTTF Meeting

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

Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 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 Webex and phone (all please register using the link below):

Register
After your request has been approved, you’ll receive instructions for joining.

Meeting Documents
SRRTTF agenda_20190424
0 – SRRTTF DRAFT Meeting Summary 2-27-19
1 – ACE commitment report
2 – ACE Financial statement
3 – PMF Blank Study draft final report_030419
3a – Rodenburg blank study 042419
4 – SRF_Bioflim_v4_srrttf2
5 – PCB Tabletop_flyer
6 – Early actions summary & approval recommendations
7 – MOA comments summary Aug 2018
8 – Future Meeting Topics – April 2019




Spokane River Permitting Tools Workshop #2: Decoding the VarianceProcess

You are invited to join us at our second Permitting Tools Workshop on Monday, November 5, 2018 from 1 — 4  p.m. at CenterPlace Regional Event Center in Spokane Valley. This workshop follows our August 8 Permitting workshop. Based on your feedback, Ecology is holding an additional workshop with a focus on the details associated with the Variance Tool.

 You may also attend via WebEx by registering here.


This workshop will focus on:

                   How to submit a request for a Variance (requires agency rule-making);

                     Details about the submittal package requirements;

                     The projected schedule for the completion of the rule-making process; and,

                     How the variance process affects the permit cycle.

 

Additional details regarding the agenda will be provided closer to the date of the Workshop.  For more information, contact Karl Rains at (509) 329-3601 or karl.rains@ecy.wa.gov.

If you would like to know more about the permitting process and workshop information see these links below:

https://ecology.wa.gov/Water-Shorelines/Water-quality/Water-improvement/Total-Maximum-Daily-Load-process/Directory-of-improvement-projects/Spokane-River

https://www.ezview.wa.gov/site/alias__1962/view_our_committees_spokane_river_clean_water_permitting_process/37218/spokane_river_clean_water_permitting_process.aspx

October 24, 2018 SRRTTF meeting

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

Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Location: Liberty Lake Sewer & Water District Office
22510 E. Mission Avenue Liberty Lake, WA 99019 
To attend by Webex and phone (all please register using the link below):

Meeting Documents:
0 – SRRTTF final agenda_20181024
1 – 8.22.18 SRRTTF Draft Meeting Summary
2 – Oct 2018 PCBs in Fish Hatchery Products
3A – Upgrad GW Summary for LT tech Memo T5A 5B
3B – Upgrad GW Summary for LT tech Memo T5C 5D
3C – Draft_Tasks_5A&B_Memo_Spokane_River_08272018_LimnoTech
3D – DRAFT_FingerprintingMemo_082718_LimnoTech
3E – Groundwater PCB Sources Upgradient of Kaiser Trentwood Facility_10242018
3F – Groundwater PCB Upgradient of Kaiser Work Group 102418
4A – PCB River Mass Balance Work Group 102418
4B – PCB_Mass_Balance_10242018
5A – Green Chemistry White Paper Action Summary
5B – NGC-inadvertant-PCB-White Paper-for-SRRTTF-20181015
6A – ACE Financial Statement
6B – ACE Commitment Report
6C – SRRTTF-ACE LID contract summary of work
6D – flyer for home improvement shops
7 – MOA orientation guide_draft- WBC edits
8 – 1 page Comp-Plan-Impl.ReviewSum_2017_final
9 – Work Groups Schedule Oct 2018 – thru 2020
10 – Future Meeting Topics – October 2018

New Ecology Report: PBTs in Lake Sediment Cores, 2016

The report, PBT Trends in Lake Sediment Cores, 2016 Results, is available at https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/publications/SummaryPages/1803029.html.

 The Department of Ecology’s Persistent, Bioaccumulative, and Toxic (PBT) Monitoring Program conducts long-term monitoring of freshwater sediment cores to help characterize the occurrence and temporal trends of PBTs in Washington State.  A single sediment core is collected each year from three waterbodies and age-dated in order to reconstruct contaminant deposition profiles. 

 In 2016, sediment cores collected from Deep Lake, Spanaway Lake, and Lake Spokane were analyzed for up to 209 polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) congeners.  Age-dated sediment core profiles indicated the following trends:

·         Total (T-) PCB concentrations in Deep Lake and Spanaway Lake sediments have declined since peak levels, and recent concentrations appear to have stabilized.

·         T-PCBs were fairly stable in Lake Spokane sediments between the early 2000s and early 2016, but increased in the most recently deposited sediment layer.  Current T-PCB levels were much lower than historical peaks observed in the 1960s.

·         PCB congener profiles revealed no consistent temporal patterns in individual congeners across sites.  PCBs associated with Aroclor sources and resistant to degradation were dominant in all three cores.

 The report recommends that the PBT Monitoring Program continue to evaluate how levels of PCBs in the environment are changing.  The next sampling for PCBs is scheduled for 2022.  Additional investigation into sediment-bound PCBs in Lake Spokane is also recommended.

 If you have questions, contact Callie Mathieu at 360-407-6965 or callie.mathieu@ecy.wa.gov.

August 22, 2018 Spokane River Regional Toxics Task Force Meeting

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

Date: Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Location: Liberty Lake Sewer & Water District Office
22510 E. Mission Avenue Liberty Lake, WA 99019 
To attend by Webex and phone (all please register using the link below):
Register 

Ecology News: Addendum 2 to Quality Assurance Project Plan Spokane River Source Trace Study Hangman Watershed PCBs – QAPP addendum available for review

The Addendum 2 to the Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP) for the Spokane River Source Trace Study of Hangman Watershed PCBs is now available for review and comment.

DRAFT QAPP Addendum: Spokane Basin QAPP Add2_ecology trace study

Task Force members that are interested in providing input are asked to review the QAPP addendum and provide feedback no later than Friday April 6, 2018. All comments/feedback are to be sent directly to James Ross, contact information below:

James Ross
Urban Waters Specialist
(509) 329-3573
jros461@ecy.wa.gov

September 27, 2017 Spokane River Regional Toxics Task Force Meeting

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

Date: September 27, 2017
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 pm

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

Click here for a map

Call In Number: 509-335-2277
Participant Code: 5266916

In preparation for the Budget Summit at the SRRTTF meeting on 9/27, you all have homework! Please scroll down and review the document titled “Activities for SRRTTF Funding Consideration_prioritized by TTWG.” 
This document shows a consolidated list of PCB monitoring and control action projects (from longer lists compiled of ideas proposed in advance of the September Technical Track Work Group (TTWG) meeting). At that meeting, the TTWG discussed a broad range of options before agreeing to complete an online survey (after the options had been distilled into an actionable list) designed to provide a rough priority ranking. Individuals from 14 participating Task Force entities completed the survey, including nine of 13 SRRTTF voting member entities. The above mentioned document shows those activities, as ranked by the TTWG.
In August, the Task Force had a brief presentation covering some (Ecology-suggested) of the ideas, but the SRRTTF has not discussed the full list. Please take the time to read the document, thinking about best use of limited Task Force funds, and PENCIL in on it a High, Medium, or Low to denote your prioritization of each potential project. Add any discussion notes you’d like to bring up at the SRRTTF meeting on 9/27, where people will have a chance to advocate for or ask questions about these potential activities. It is worth keeping in mind that by the time a contract for the Washington state funding of $310,000 can be put in place, perhaps 18 months can be used for these funds (which must be used before June 30, 2019).
Please come to the 9/27 meeting having spent some time thinking about these ideas, and be ready to listen & discuss the potential activities. After dialogue on the activities at the meeting, the group will conduct a dot exercise to gain a visual representation, then hold discussion with the goal of reaching consensus on a list prioritized by the full Task Force.
Please review all other decision documents prior to the meeting as well.
Thanks in advance for taking the time to prepare, and see you on September 27th!

Meeting Documents:
–  SRRTTF 09.27.17 Meeting_FINAL Notes
 SRRTTF September 27_2017 Agenda_draft_V2
 Activities for SRRTTF Funding Consideration_prioritized by TTWG
  8.23.17 SRRTTF Meeting Notes Draft_2
–  TTWG_09-06-17_mtg_notes
–  ACE commitment report for 9_27_2017 TF meeting
–  SRRTTF_LimnoTech_09_27_2017_Fingerprinting
–  GroundwaterFingerprintingMemo_DRAFT_092517

 

May 31, 2017 Spokane River Regional Toxics Task Force Meeting

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

Date: May 31, 2017
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 pm

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

Click here for a map

Call In Number: 509-335-2277
Participant Code: 5266916

Meeting Materials:
SRRTTF 5.31.17 mtg_notes_final
agenda:
–  
SRRTTF May 31_2017 Agenda_draft_2
previous meeting summaries:
–  
SRRTTF 04.26.17 DRAFT summary
–  5.10.17 SRRTTF conference call DRAFT notes
 TTWG 5.3.17 DRAFT notes
EPA SRRTTF 04.26.17 Draft notes
technical documents up for decision
 SRRTTF_2016_MonthlyMonitoringReport_05-24-2017_draft
(comments received on the report and addendum/data/field report: Posted Here)
–  
QAPP_addendum4_052417
– QAPP Checklist rev 5-31-2017
other meeting documents:
–  ACE financial Statement April 2017
–  Ace commitment report Feb -April 2017
–  
Response to Leg.Fiscal Inquiry May 2017
 CPMA Meeting at IEP_Attendees List
– SRRTTF PCB Database Tsk1&2 TechMemo DRAFT

March 22, 2017 Spokane River Regional Toxics Task Force Meeting

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

Date: March 22, 2017
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 pm

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

Click here for a map

Call In Number: 509-335-2277
Participant Code: 5266916

Meeting Materials:
– SRRTTF 3-22-2017 Meeting Notes FINAL
–  
SRRTTF March 22_2017 Agenda_draft_revised
–  
SRRTTF 2.22.17 Summary Notes_DRAFT
 TTWG 3.1.17 summary notes 
 Ace Commitment Report_for March 2017 TF meeting
  Draft_SOW_for_2017_SRRTTF_Technical_Activities _03-15-17
 Data driven project efforts d2_3-2-17
–  Control-Actions_Work-Plan-Tracking
  Logic Flow_Comp Plan

Technical Track Work Group Meeting Follup: PCBs and Sediments in Spokane River- Ecology Studies

Per the discussion at the March 1, 2017 TTWG meeting, here is a list of references regarding PCBs and sediments in the Spokane River.  The newer studies contain a reference to where the data can be found on the EIM on the “Publication and Contact Information” at the beginning of the document.

This document: https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/publications/documents/1103013.pdf
Has a summary of all of the PCB data that has been collected up to 2007. See page 30.

This document: is the Urban Waters data, mostly stormwater sediment.
https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/publications/documents/1204025.pdf

There is an additional dataset of 8 Urban Waters samples that were collected in 2013 (sediment and seeps) which is in the final stages of upload to EIM. I will send the link to download that data when it is ready.

Here is an eclectic mix of all reports that I could find on the publications database on this topic. Some of these reports are quite old and the conditions that they were measuring may have changed (mostly due to clean ups and elimination of the major PCB sources).

https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/publications/documents/1603001.pdf

https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/publications/documents/95e19.pdf

https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/publications/documents/0509021.pdf

https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/publications/documents/0003021.pdf

https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/publications/documents/0003026.pdf

https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/publications/documents/0103019.pdf

https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/publications/documents/1103035.pdf

https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/publications/documents/9903001.pdf

https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/publications/documents/0903032.pdf

https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/publications/documents/0209073.pdf

https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/publications/documents/0209073.pdf

https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/publications/documents/94e24.pdf

https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/publications/documents/95310.pdf

https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/publications/documents/95310.pdf

https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/publications/documents/1110038.pdf

https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/publications/documents/94154.pdf

https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/publications/documents/91e24.pdf

https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/publications/documents/1209057.pdf

https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/publications/documents/0809046.pdf

https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/publications/parts/1209057part1.pdf

https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/publications/documents/1103054.pdf

https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/publications/documents/0309086.pdf

https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/publications/documents/0610046.pdf

https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/publications/documents/1203042.pdf