July 26, 2017 Spokane River Regional Toxics Task Force Meeting

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

Date: July 26, 2017
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 pm

 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:
–  7.26.2017 SRRTTF Meeting Notes FINAL
  SRRTTF July 26_2017 Agenda_draft
 ACE Commitment Report June 30 2017
 ACE Financial Statement July 2017
 SRRTTF 6.28.17 DRAFT Meeting Notes
–  SRRTTF_ResponsetoHomologMassBlanceComments (Dave Dilks presentation)
–  Water Quality Financial Assistance Workshops for State Fiscal Year 2019 (1)
 Duwamish River PCB Cleanup_SRRTTF presentation options_revised list based on TTWG feedback
–  SRRTTF – PCB Database Tasks 1 and 2 July 2017 Presentation (CDM Smith)

  Homolog Specific Mass Balance_Draft 07 19 2017
Questions/Comments received on the draft
 Spokane County comments on draft 2014-15 homolog mass balance 170714
–  Brian Nickel Comments on the draft homolog-specific PCB mass balance memo
–  Questions on the draft memo from Monica Ott and answers from Dave Dilks


July 12, 2017 Technical Track Work Group Meeting

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

Date: Wednesday July 12, 2017
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Location: Washington Department of Ecology
N. 4601 Monroe St.
Spokane, WA 99205
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Audio Call In Number: 509-335-2277
Conference ID: 2740350

Meeting Materials:
–  TTWG 7.12.17 Notes
 TTWG agn 07-12-17_draft
  SRRTTF PCB Database Tsk1&2 TechMemo DRAFT
–  HomologSpecificMassBalance_Draft07052017
–  SRRTTF_LimnoTech_07_12_2017_Monitoring  (powerpoint)SRRTTF_LimnoTech_07_12_2017_Monitoring (pdf)
–  Duwamish River PCB Cleanup_SRRTTF presentation options


June 28, 2017 Spokane River Regional Toxics Task Force Meeting

Date: Wednesday, June 28, 2017
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: (509) 335-2277
Participant Code: 5266916
Meeting Documents:

Department of Ecology Listerserv for the Lower Duwamish Waterway Superfund Cleanup and Recent Duwamish Activities.

This Department of Ecology LISTSERV provides information on efforts to control sources of pollution to the Lower Duwamish Waterway Superfund Cleanup site.

Per the Task Force request, below is an example of our Duwamish updates listserv.  Folks can sign up here: http://www.ecy.wa.gov/maillist.html

For folks who want information just about the Pollutant Loading Assessment, they can find info on this webpage: http://www.ecy.wa.gov/geographic/GreenDuwamish/pla.html

If they want to observe the Technical Advisory Committee meetings, these are open.  Folks can contact Joan Nolan (joan.nolan@ecy.wa.gov) if they want to be added to that smaller list.

Recent activities include:

 March 15, 2017 Green-Duwamish Pollutant Loading Assessment meeting for interested parties

Please join us from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the Tukwila Community Center Banquet Hall, 12424 42nd Avenue South, Tukwila.  For more information on the Pollutant Loading Assessment, visit http://www.ecy.wa.gov/geographic/GreenDuwamish/pla.html

 Seattle metal recycler fined $64,000 for pollution discharges to Duwamish River

Ecology fined Seattle Iron and Metals Corporation $64,000 for discharging stormwater with excessive levels of several pollutants into the Duwamish River. The company’s monitoring records showed 27 violations of pollutant limits from February 2015 through December 2016. On June 20 and 21, 2016, stormwater was allowed to bypass the treatment system, which resulted in four additional violations. Seattle Iron and Metals Corporation also failed to submit monitoring reports for the fourth quarter in 2015.  The company paid the fine. Ecology’s water quality penalties go to the state’s Coastal Protection Fund which issues grants to public agencies and tribes for water quality restoration projects.

 Site Work begins for the Georgetown Wet Weather Treatment Station

King County is beginning site demolition and soil remediation work at the home of the future Georgetown Wet Weather Treatment Station. The station will treat combined sewage and stormwater flows from the Michigan and Brandon combined sewer overflow basins.  Ecology’s Water Quality Program reviewed the plans for this project to ensure that it meets the state’s water quality laws.  Ecology is reviewing the 90% design documents for the treatment facility, conveyance system improvements, and the facility’s outfall in the Duwamish River (where treated wastewater will discharge). King County’s project website:  http://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/dnrp/wtd/capital-projects/active/georgetown.aspx

 City of Seattle has begun testing stormwater treatment technologies at Riverside Drive as part of the South Park Water Quality project.

This stormwater treatment facility will treat runoff from the 7th Avenue storm drain basin in South Park. The project is part of Seattle’s Integrated Plan to protect Seattle’s waterways, approved by Ecology and EPA, which addresses control of combined sewer overflows (CSOs) and includes stormwater projects.

Rachel McCrea | Lead Water Quality Planner for the Lower Duwamish | Municipal Stormwater Specialist

Department of Ecology NWRO | Water Quality Program | 425-649-7223