January 22, 2014 Spokane River Regional Toxics Task Force Meeting

Spokane River Regional Toxics Task Force Meeting Announcement

Date: January 22, 2014
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Location: Spokane County Water Resource Center
1004 N. Freya Street
Spokane, WA 99202
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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
– 
SRRTTF Meeting Summary 1-22-14
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SRRTTF Draft Agenda 1-22-14
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SRRTTF Scope of Work – ACE and Ecology Contract DRAFT 1-10-14
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SRRTTF RFPs Timeline DRAFT 1-15-14
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Spokane River Hydrograph 1-15-14
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SRRTTF 2013 Workshop Meeting Summary DRAFT
  SRRTTF 2013 Workshop Recommendations
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LimnoTech Memo 7: Modeling Tools Review DRAFT 1-6-14
–  LimnoTech Memo 8: Data Collection Strategy DRAFT 1-6-14
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SRRTTF Funding Opportunities Summary as of 1-15-14
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SRRTTF Funding Concepts FINAL 6-12-13

 Link to Technical Consultant Status Page with Final Products

Request for Information: Sampling Survey

Please distribute to any contractors, agencies, university researchers, or other contacts (and complete the form if applicable to your organization) the Request for Information below to identify entities with capabilities to provide sampling and other services for the Spokane River Regional Toxics Task Force. Background information is provided.

Completed forms are due by Friday, January 24th to Arianne Fernandez (contact information on form). Thank you!

–  SRRTTF Request for Information: Sampling Survey
–  LimnoTech DRAFT Data Collection Strategy for PCBs
–  SRRTTF Fact Sheet

January 8, 2014 Technical Track Work Group Meeting

Spokane River Regional Task Force

Please note: The Tech Track Work Group meeting has been moved up to January 8 and the Funding Work Group will be meeting on February 5.

Technical Track Work Group Meeting
Date: January 8, 2014
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Location: Washington Department of Ecology
N. 4601 Monroe St. Spokane, WA 99205

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

Meeting Documents
–  SRRTTF Jan 8 TTWG Mtg Summary
–  SRRTTF Tech Track WG DRAFT Agenda 1-8-14
–  Spokane River Basin Toxics Sampling and Research Interest Inquiry Form
–  DRAFT Scope of Work 11202013a
–  SRRTTF Model Review Memo 2014 Jan 6
–  SRRTTF Monitoring Strategy 2014 Jan 6

Sampling Survey: RESPONSE NEEDED by December 2, 2013 to Inform Workshop

The SRRTTF is holding a workshop Dec. 4-5, 2013 to help determine the best path forward for the Comprehensive Plan. In particular, the Task Force would benefit from information on current and future PCB and dioxin monitoring along with any other data collection activities within the Spokane watershed.

To help in this effort, we would like to request your participation in filling out the sampling survey and return it to the Arianne Fernandez at Afer461@ecy.wa.gov no later than December 2, 2013 (call Arianne at 509-329-3498 if you have questions).

The information will be included in a map for the workshop attendees to help keep us oriented as we work through each topic. In addition, the information gathered here will help us determine your interest in participating in future Task Force sampling efforts along with your level of experience to include you in activities that would be most beneficial.

–  SRRTTF Sampling Survey (PDF) Due back by Dec. 2!
–  SRRTTF LT Task 8 Initial Monitoring Strategy 10-15-13

November 6, 2013 Funding Work Group Meeting

Spokane River Regional Task Force

Funding Work Group Meeting
Date: November 6, 2013
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Location: Washington Department of Ecology
N. 4601 Monroe St.
Spokane, WA 99205
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Call In Number: 800-704-9804
Participant Code: 34863442#

Meeting Documents
SRRTTF FWG Meeting Summary 11-06-13
Funding WG DRAFT Agenda 11-06-13
Auto Leaks Education Grant Agreement
Auto Leaks Scope of Work FINAL

Ecology’s EAP FY14 work request email
Measurement of PCB in Groundwater
Estimate of contribution of aerial deposition of toxics to the watershed

Limno Tech Task 6: Identification of Data Gaps Memo, August 20, 2013

 

October 30, 2013 Technical Track Work Group Meeting

Spokane River Regional Task Force Members of the Tech Track Work Group have decided to hold an additional work group meeting on October 30, 2013.

Technical Track Work Group Meeting
Date: October 30, 2013
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 Tech Track WG Meeting Summary 10-30-13
–  Tech Track WG DRAFT Agenda 10-30-13 revised
–  LimnoTech Initial Monitoring Strategy 10-15-13
–  Monitoring Workshop Purpose Statement (ver 3) 10-25-13
–  Workshop Planning – Monitoring Plan for Loading Assessment (ver 3) 10-25-13
–  Workshop Planning – Other Watersheds (ver 3) 10-25-13
–  Workshop Planning – Source ID (ver 3) 10-25-13
–  Workshop Planning – Quality Assurance Plan (ver 3) 10-25-13

October 23, 2013 Spokane River Regional Toxics Task Force Meeting

Spokane River Regional Toxics Task Force Meeting Announcement

Date: October 23, 2013
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
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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
–  SRRTTF Meeting Summary 10-23-13
–  SRRTTF Meeting Draft Agenda Oct 23 2013
–  Undergraduate Multidisciplinary Research Challenge (UMRC) Info Brief
–  Saving the Spokane River UMRC PowerPoint Presentation
–  SRRTTF Task 6 Identification of Data Gaps Memo 10-4-13
–  SRRTTF Task 7 Conceptual Model Memo 10-4-13
–  Draft Conflict of Interest Statement – LimnoTech DO TMDL
–  Monitoring Workshop Purpose Statement 10-16-13
–  Workshop Planning Document Monitoring Plan
–  Workshop Planning Document Quality Assurance Plan
–  Workshop Planning Document Potential Source Plan
–  Workshop Planning Document Other Watersheds
–  DRAFT EPA TSCA Compliance Letter
FINAL EPA TSCA Compliane Letter  *FINAL

Link to Technical Consultant Status Page with Final Work Products and COI Notices


October 16, 2013 Technical Track Work Group Meeting

Spokane River Regional Task Force
Members of the Tech Track Work Group have decided to hold an additional work group meeting on October 16, 2013.

Technical Track Work Group Meeting
Date: October 16, 2013
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
–  Tech Track Work Group Meeting Summary 10-16-13
–  Tech Track Work Group Agenda DRAFT 10-16-13
–  Sampling Plan Concept 10-10-13
–  Workshop Planning Document Monitoring Plan
–  Workshop Planning Document Other Watersheds
–  Workshop Planning Document Potential Source Plan
–  Monitoring Workshop Purpose Statement 101613
–  Method Blank Contamination Decision Rules_Draft_10-16-2013
–  Rinsate Blank Contamination Assessment_10-16-2013
–  1668C Table 2 with MLs
–  Method 1668C blank contamination language

Ecology’s Spokane River Toxics Monitoring FY2013

Click on the links below to access the Quality Assurance Project Plans for the FY2013 Spokane River Toxics Monitoring Activities.

Comments are requested on the DRAFT QAPP only by November 21, 2012. Submit comments to Brandee Era-Miller: BERA461@ECY.WA.GOV

DRAFT 10-28-2012 Quality Assurance Project Plan: Spokane River Toxics Fish Tissue and Preliminary Monitoring in Fiscal Year 2013 – In Support of the Long-term Toxics Monitoring Strategy. [Note: The Quality Assurance Project Plan was finalized January, 2013 and can be viewed at: https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/publications/SummaryPages/1303103.html. To access the draft document as posted on 11/8/2012, contact us.]

The following QAPP was prepared and approved in 2002 and provided for reference. No comments requested on this document.

Quality Assurance Project Plan: Washington State Toxics Monitoring Program, Exploratory Monitoring of Toxic Contaminants in Edible Fish Tissue and Freshwater Environments of Washington State

Notice Regarding Statements of Qualifications and Proposals

The Spokane River Regional Toxics Task Force (SRRTTF) is soliciting Statements of Qualifications and Proposals from qualified technical consultants to assist the Task Force as an independent community technical advisor.  The goal of the Task Force is to develop a comprehensive plan to bring the Spokane River into compliance with applicable water quality standards for PCBs and Dioxins.  This is a multi-phased, multi-year program.

Click Here to download the Request for Qualifications and Proposal packet.

Relevant data and references for this project can be found at the Spokane Regional Toxics Task Force website, see the “References and Information” tab. 

Questions regarding the RFP process will be accepted until November 20, 2012 by Adriane Borgias at ABOR461@ecy.wa.gov. Questions regarding Department of Ecology public information should be directed to KAJO461@ecy.wa.gov.

Submittals are due by 4:00 p.m. November 27, 2012 to the Washington Department of Ecology, Eastern Regional Office, 4601 North Monroe Street, Spokane Washington, 99205