August 24, 2016 Spokane River Regional Toxics Task Force Meeting

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

Date: Wednesday, August 24, 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
–  SRRTTF-08-24-16-Summary Notes_FINAL DRAFT
–  
SRRTTF Meeting July 27 summary_draft (decision item)
Agenda: SRRTTF August 24_2016 Agenda_draft V2
–  2016 SRRTTF Funding Support Letter_Governor Inslee docx (decision item)
–  Quick comments on the letter_AB
–  Data Managment Pilot Project – Scope of Work – Draft 08-08-16
 Draft SRRTTF Coment Letter – Solid Waste Handling Standards – 8_12_2016 (decision item)
–  AppendixB_0823_2016_Draft

Presentations:
–  SRRTTF_LimnoTech_08_22_2016_draft

August 10, 2016 Spokane River Regional Toxics Task Force Meeting

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

Date: Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 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 8.10.16 Meeting Summary_FINAL DRAFT
SRRTTF August 10_2016 Agenda_revised
 SRRTTF 6-22-16 DRAFT Summary Notes_draft
10 August 2016 Task Force Borgias
10 August 2016 Hallinan
10 August 2016 Task Force Key

Open House Thursday, June 30th at 6:00 pm for start of public comment period on Spokane River Discharge Permits

Ecology will hold an open house beginning at 6:00 pm on June 30 to share information and answer questions about draft discharge permits for Kaiser Aluminum, City of Spokane, and Liberty Lake Sewer and Water District.

Where:  Department of Ecology
Eastern Regional office
4601 N Monroe Street
Spokane, WA 99205

On June 30th, the draft permits and fact sheets will be available for viewing at the Department of Ecology website at https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/wqreports/public/f?p=publicparis.

The open house kicks off the 60-day public comment period for the draft permits. Ecology will also hold a workshop followed by a public hearing August 2, 2016 at 6:00 pm in the Mirabeau Park Hotel and Convention Center located at 1100 N Sullivan Road in Spokane Valley.

The public comment period closes on Monday, August 29, 2016. Comments should be sent by email to stra461@ecy.wa.gov, or by mail to:

Permit Coordinator
Department of Ecology
4601 N. Monroe Street
Spokane, WA 99205.

Contact the Permit Coordinator at (509) 329-3455 if you have additional questions.

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)

New construction stormwater permit going into effect

OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Ecology finalized changes to its water quality permit that covers approximately 2,000 construction sites across the state and helps prevent muddy runoff when it rains.
 
Muddy runoff is a pollution problem when it reaches downstream waters, either directly or through stormwater drains. Sediment and minerals in muddy runoff can harm aquatic life and fish habitat, feed plant growth, and contribute to algae blooms that deplete oxygen in water.
 
Changes to the permit are minor, but include:
·       Required electronic submittal of the permit application.
·       Special protections for areas that will be used for low-impact development.
 
“This permit is an important tool in helping us prevent pollution as land is developed. The updates we’ve made are in keeping with our transition to e-business goals,” said Heather Bartlett, manager of Ecology’s Water Quality Program.
 
The updated permit goes into effect Jan. 1, 2016. Find out more by visiting Ecology’s website.
 
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August 28, 2013 Spokane River Regional Task Force Meeting

Spokane River Regional Task Force Meeting Announcement

Date: August 28, 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
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
–  SRRTTF Meeting Summary 8-28-13
–  SRRTTF Meeting Agenda DRAFT 8-28-13
–  LimnoTech Task 4: Data Acquisition Contact Log (revised 8-12-13)
–  Limno Tech Task 5: Data Review Memo (revised 8-15-13)
–  EPA TSCA Compliance Letter DRAFT (r2)
–  EPA TSCA Compliance (r2) WORD VERSION
–  SR Basin Toxics Sampling & Research Interest Inquiry DRAFT
–  SR Basin Toxics Sampling & Research Interest Inquiry FINAL
–  SRRTTF Proposed Agenda Topics Aug-Dec 2013 (8-28-13)
–  NCASI WCRM 2013 podcast invitation memo
–  SRRTTF EPA Small Business Advisory Committee Letter of Support: Eichstaedt
–  SRRTTF EPA Small Business Advisory Committee Letter of Support: Krapas
–  Draft NPDES Permits for Idaho Dischargers on the Spokane River – letter to EPA

Link to Technical Consultant Status Page with Final Work Products

Presentations
  EPA Columbia River Toxics Reduction Strategy
–  2013 Spokane River Sediment & Fish Sampling Update (REVISED)

Spokane Riverkeeper, The Lands Council, Kootenai Environmental Alliance letter to EPA re PCBs, Idaho Task Force participation and Idaho NPDES permits

“This letter is  sent on behalf of the Spokane Riverkeeper, The Lands Council, and the Kootenai Environmental Alliance (“Conservation Groups”) in response to your March 29, 2012 letter to Sarah Hubbard-Gray regarding conditions to address PCBs that will be included in the NPDES permits for Spokane River dischargers in the State of Idaho.”

Conservation Groups PCB Letter

 

EPA letter responding to Spokane River Stewardship Partners query

Response to Spokane River Stewardship Partners (SRSP) letter “… asking EPA to clarify on whether the NPDES permits the EPA is drafting for Publicly Owned Treatment Works discharging to the Spokane River in Idaho will require the Idaho permittees to participate in the Spokane River Regional Toxics Task Force.”

EPA letter responding to SRSP

November 1st, 2011 Meeting and Minutes

The Spokane River Regional Toxics Task Force met on:

Date: November 1st, 2011
Time: 8:45 am to 12:00 pm
Location: Liberty Lake Water and Sewer District (driving directions)
Call In Number: (360) 407-3780, PIN Code: 519345 # 

SRRTTF: November 1 Meeting Minutes

Materials
Nov. 1st Agenda
MOA Timeline
Draft Spokane River Regional Toxics Task Force MOA 10.31
Cost Estimate for Facilitation of Spokane River Toxics Task Force