Please review Limnotech’s “draft: Homolog Specific PCB Mass Balance for the Spokane River” report (below) and provide feedback, comments, and or questions to Dave Dilks at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday July 14th, 2017. Dave will review all received comments and provide a draft copy for a potential decision at the July 26th Task Force meeting.
Please provide feedback (comments/questions) on the CDM Smith Technical Memo for Task 1&2 – PCB Data Compatibility Functionality Review. Send feedback on the memo to Mike Hermanson (MHERMANSON@spokanecounty.org) and Rob Lindsay (RLindsay@spokanecounty.org) by Friday June 16th, 2017. Mike and Rob will compile comments and touch base with CDM Smith prior to the July 12th Technical Track Work Group Meeting.
The Technical Track Work Group discussed the memo at their June 7th 2017 meeting and based on those discussion will provide the following recommendations/requests to CDM Smith:
The database should provide flexibility in analysis (i.e. to choose any blank correction method, choose to use or not use NJ flagged data, etc)
Add in an export function in the format that EIM would require based on EIM data input fields.
The DRAFT Report on the 2016 Monthly Sampling, Gravity Field Report, and data are available for review. Task Force members are to send comments on the draft report to Dave Dilks at LimnoTech (email@example.com) by May 15th, 2017.
Any Contractor employed by the Spokane River Regional Toxics Task Force (SRRTTF) may take on other professional assignments during the course of the contract period provided: 1) the Contractor provides the SRRTTF through its Administrative and Contracting Entity (ACE) with a description of the proposed scope of services and 2) the Contractor receives written notice from ACE confirming that the SRRTTF has determined that the assignment is not a conflict of interest with the work under the contract agreement.
The Eastern Regional Office of the WA Department of Ecology’s Water Quality Program has asked Dr. David Dilks, LimnoTech, Inc., if he would participate in the Dec. 6, 2016 Spokane River Dissolved Oxygen Advisory Group meeting via conference call. Specifically, Ecology has asked Dr. Dilks to call in to the meeting for approximately one hour to provide background information on how he used the CE-QUAL-W2 model for the Spokane Dischargers. Dr. Dilks is providing this service pro bono.
Dr. Dilks’ agreement as part of his work with the Spokane River Regional Toxics Task Force is that he not be involved in DO TMDL issues unless there is consensus among Task Force members that his work provides no potential for Conflict of Interest.
This notice is being posted on the SRRTTF website and begins a 5-business day reply period. Any response or concern about potential Conflict of Interest should be provided via email to Bud Leber, ACE President, and the SRRTTF Website Contact point, no later than noon, Friday, Dec. 2nd, 2016.
The next meeting of the Spokane River Regional Toxics Task Force is:
Date: November 16, 2016 Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 pm (NOTE: While not anticipated, if the Task Force needs more time to reach agreement on the Comprehensive Plan the meeting may go as long as 2:30pm. Please come prepared to take a break for lunch around 12:00 to get food from a nearby establishment.
Location: Spokane County Water Resource Center
1004 N. Freya Street
Spokane, WA 99202