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1 ID - CRITICAL MATERIALS PROGRAM & WA - LOCAL SOURCE CONTROL “Boots on the Ground” 1

2 ID – WA LSC Programs 2

3 Dick Martindale Local Source Control Session March 26,

4 Critical Materials Program 4

5 CHEMICALS 5

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8 Two Overarching Necessities Focus on Prevention Keep Boots on the Ground 8

9 7 Components of a Successful Aquifer Protection Program Legal Authority Reliable Funding Source(s) Boots on the Ground Comprehensive Database Interagency Coordination Water Quality Monitoring Community Outreach 9

10 LEGAL AUTHORITY Critical Materials Regulation passed in 1990 IDAPA Applied to new and existing facilities Chemical Reporting Secondary containment of Critical Materials Authority to access the site to verify compliance Violations for non-compliance 10

11 RELIABLE FUNDING SOURCE(S) Many combinations of sources over the years Federal Grants State appropriations Fees PHD’s General Fund Kootenai County’s Aquifer Protection District Citizen vote to approve: 66% Established in 2007 Small, annual property fee: $6.00 most recent 11

12 BOOTS ON THE GROUND Ellen Sara Allan Rick 12

13 BOOTS ON THE GROUND 810 businesses - conduct site visits every two years 17,000,000 gallons liquid stored Many times this amount handled yearly 6,700,000 pounds of solids Lots of change with business type, ownership, processes, etc 13

14 BOOTS ON THE GROUND In 2012,improved secondary containment of 52,800 gallons of chemicals at 41 facilities 6 minor chemical releases cleaned up 23 commercial wastewater streams were eliminated or properly treated prior to disposal 14

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16 COMPREHENSIVE DATABASE Record all aspects of a site: types and quantities of chemicals, types and methods of wastewater disposal, stormwater treatment and disposal Attach photos, letters, plans, etc Constantly update contacts: owner, manager, engineer Add comments Ability to sort and query 16

17 INTERAGENCY COORDINATION Bi-State Aquifer Protection Council Meetings not regularly scheduled Kootenai County – Building Permit Review, Uniform Land Use Code CAMP Implementation Committee IDWR – SIW MOU, compliance DEQ – sampling, plan reviews, remediation Cities and Sewer Districts– primarily wastewater issues 17

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21 WATER QUALITY MONITORING 21

22 COMMUNITY OUTREACH 22

23 Thank You 23

24 Julia McHugh & Ken Zarker WA State Dept of Ecology Hazardous Waste & Toxics Reduction Program 24 LOCAL SOURCE CONTROL

25 PROGRAM EVOLUTION Legislature recognizes distressed urban waters 75,000 Small businesses in Washington

26 26 PROGRAM FOCUS – Pollution Prevention Improve urban water quality – Puget Sound & Spokane River watershed No-charge, voluntary Technical Assistance to small businesses (SQGs) – a first for many Multi-media: Hazardous Waste, Spills, Stormwater, Industrial Wastewater Local solutions to local pollutants through local source control

27 PROGRAM PROFILE Local Partners LSC Specialists FTE Budget $2,312,137$2,312,144$3,758,687

28 NEED FOR ONGOING TRAINING 28 Multi-media Waste Regs Current BMPs Monthly Peer-to-Peer Presentations Reference Resources SharePoint Site Ecology Peer-Peer

29 Database remake Checklist simplification Data entry consistency 29 OTHER PROGRAM CHALLENGES

30 RESULTS-TO-DATE TDTotal LSC Site Visits2,4603,3973,85710, Different industry sectors visited NAICS code (by 3-digit subsector) Biennium - LSC Referrals to: Local HW Programs70 Local Wastewater70 Local Stormwater136 ECY HWTR48 ECY WQ70 Local or ECY Air Quality15

31 ISSUES FOUND  RESOLVED  PENDING FoundResolvedPending Hazardous Waste1,9061, Industrial Waste Water Stormwater1,5281, Spills1,5271, TOTALS5,1694,

32 IN THE WORKS: New, improved database & field data collection tool Ongoing training & mentoring 2 nd round - spill kit distribution Initiate Industry Association Roundtable GIS applications to data 32

33 33 Columbia River Basin EPA Columbia River Toxics Task Force Recommendations Goal to add more LSC capacity & jurisdictions in FY13-15 Federal legislation needed

34 PROGRAM FOCUS SHEET: https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/publications/SummaryPages/ html WEB: Julia McHugh, LSC Program Coordinator

35 Protecting the Spokane River and Spokane Valley- Rathdrum Prairie Aquifer Spokane Local Source Control (LSC) Program Urban Waters Initiative (UWI) EnviroStars 35

36 Spokane River Riverfront Park The Spokane River is spectacular, flowing 112 miles from Post Falls, Idaho to Lake Roosevelt (the upper Columbia River) in Washington. However, it also contains hazardous pollutants. 36

37 Spokane River Pollutants: Contaminants of Concern (COC) Ecology River Assessment: - fish monitoring studies 2005 (currently re-evaluating) - river stormwater discharge sampling 2004 & 2007 PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) - transformers, pigments 303(d) listed exceeding WQ criteria for PCBs & Dioxins Fish consumption advisories PBDEs (polybrominated diphenyl ethers) - flame retardants in furniture, carpet, electronics, etc. highest level measured in fish in the state Dioxin/Furans – combustion byproducts Metals – lead, cadmium, zinc PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) - transformers, pigments 303(d) listed exceeding WQ criteria for PCBs & Dioxins Fish consumption advisories PBDEs (polybrominated diphenyl ethers) - flame retardants in furniture, carpet, electronics, etc. highest level measured in fish in the state Dioxin/Furans – combustion byproducts Metals – lead, cadmium, zinc 37

38 Spokane Valley – Rathdrum Prairie Aquifer Sole source drinking water: >500,000 people 10 trillion gallons water Susceptible to contamination: Mostly unconfined Highly permeable gravel deposits Thin topsoil layers Spokane River /Aquifer interchange Losing Reach Gaining Reach 38

39 Spokane Partnership: Urban Waters Initiative & Local Source Control Local Source Control Specialist Partnership TCP Cleanup Contaminated Sites and Sediment TCP Cleanup WQ Prevent Harm From Stormwater Runoff nt Harm From Stormwater Runoff HWTRH HWTR Prevent Toxic Contamination event Toxic Contamination HWTR Prevent Toxic Contamination Urban Waters Initiative

40 Spokane LSC / UWI Goals & Strategy: Goal: Protect River & Aquifer Strategy: 1.Identify sources of pollution to: – storm drains (spills & discharges) – drywells (accumulated debris & discharges) – building sewer drains going to treatment plant – sampling storm drains, sewer systems →”tracing up the pipe” 2.Provide pollution prevention technical assistance to small businesses (LSC) to implement Best Management Practices (BMP’s) and ensure proper permits 3.Inspections of medium and Large quantity waste generators (UWI specialists) 40

41 LSC Multi-sector Business Visits in High Priority Stormwater Basins Sampling identified higher levels of storm water contaminants discharged to the Spokane River from: Union Basin - green Erie Basin - blue CSO 34 - purple 41

42 LSC Voluntary Technical Assistance Visits Select CESQG business to visit (by geographical area, sector, complaints, etc.) Initial contact visit→ Complete checklist or make follow-up appointment Send report → requirements & recommendations Follow-up visit to evaluate corrections Possible referral to Ecology (enforcement), WWTP Pre- treatment, etc.

43 LSC Multi-waste-stream Assessments What wastes generated? Where/how wastes stored & disposed? Solid waste disposal – drain sludge, process wastes, universal wastes (batteries, bulbs), aerosol cans, etc. Waste water disposal – to sewer from toilet, sink, floor drain. Can it be treated? Is it hazardous waste? Street storm water catch basins & parking lot drywells - Outside waste storage covered? Vehicle washing? Other activities? 43

44 LSC Technical Assistance Results 600+ site visits High participation rate (95+%) 75+ Spill kits distributed Secondary containment added Spill plans written/posted Storage sheds installed or wastes moved indoors Outdoor vehicle washing curtailed Discharge of hazardous wastes to WWTP evaluated/curtailed (eg. dry cleaning separator water solvent) UIC (drywells) registered & cleaned Indoor oil-water separator drain sludge cleaned out Universal wastes (lamps, batteries) recycled – not disposed in dumpster Before After Before After

45 Changes to Business Practices Before After Before After

46 Changes to Business Practices Before After Before After Before After

47 Changes to Business Practices Before After Before After Before After

48 Changes to Business Practices Before After Before After

49 Changes to Business Practices Before After Before After Before After Before After

50 LSC Benefits & Incentives for Businesses Benefits to businesses: Non-regulatory visits → share information Provides access to dangerous waste handling and disposal expertise Reduce liability - protect value of property Comply with laws – drywell (UIC) registration Healthier working environment for staff Reduce waste & conserve resources Incentives to improve: No-charge spill kits & drain covers Materials: posters, handouts, waste labels Economical/convenient disposal options Recycling options - E-cycle for computers EnviroStars certification offered 50

51 Spokane EnviroStars Multi-agency Steering Committee Business Benefits: Good practices recognized & promoted LSC Program Benefits: Exceeds minimum Ecology SQG requirements Set goals for water protection (install covered storage, drywell cleaning, plug indoor floor drains) Other agency priorities included (eg. Clean Air requirements) Business Benefits: Good practices recognized & promoted LSC Program Benefits: Exceeds minimum Ecology SQG requirements Set goals for water protection (install covered storage, drywell cleaning, plug indoor floor drains) Other agency priorities included (eg. Clean Air requirements) 51

52 Future Spokane LSC Activities Continue CSO34 Basin (Purple) Re-visit Union Basin PCB sampled “hot spots” (Yellow) Cochran Basin business sector visits – large & developed (Green) Carpet Cleaner visits (waste water disposal, PBDE’s) EnviroStars business sector goals (veterinarians, landscapers, cleaning services, carpet cleaners) Continue to participate WA-ID SRRTTF (to reduce PCB’s) Continue to participate City of Spokane Low Impact Development Stakeholders group

53 Contact Information Sandy Phillips Local Source Control Specialist Spokane Regional Health District Phone: (509)

54 Tonilee Hanson, EnviroStars Program Director Spokane River Forum Sandy Phillips, Local Source Control Specialist Spokane Regional Health District 54

55 55 Spokane EnviroStars Sponsors Spokane River Forum Spokane Regional Health District The Spokane Aquifer Joint Board Washington Department of Ecology City of Spokane Solid Waste Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency Spokane County Water Resources Spokane RiverKeeper Spokane Regional Solid Waste System

56 Voluntary program Small quantity generators Properly manage dangerous wastes Receive public recognition & promotion 56

57 Business Waste Reduction & Management Automotive Repair & Paint Building and Property Maintenance Car Wash Chiropratic Clinic Cleaning Services Dental Dry Cleaning Education HVAC Landscaping Manufacturing Printing Photography Veterinary Services Transportation Automotive Repair & Paint Building and Property Maintenance Car Wash Chiropratic Clinic Cleaning Services Dental Dry Cleaning Education HVAC Landscaping Manufacturing Printing Photography Veterinary Services Transportation Secondary containment Recycle oil, antifreeze, mercury switches, control paint fumes & dust, reduce the use of solvents Use least toxic cleaning products Eliminate PERC Filter & properly dispose of carpet cleaning water Install amalgam separators Switch to digital imaging Reduce use of fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides Proper pharmaceutical disposal 57

58 EnviroStars Snapshot CountyYear Started PopulationCertified to Date FTE2012 Budget King mill $55k Kitsap , $ 5k Whatcom , $10 k Pierce , $25k Jefferson200130, $ 8k Spokane , $18k Skagit ,0006.1$15k

59 WA Participation by Industry PM = Property Management GOV = Government VET = Veterinarian ED = Education

60 AutoCraft of Spokane 60 Spokane’s 1 st Certified Business June st Five Star Certified Business March 2012 ASA Endorsement

61 AutoCraft of Spokane

62 Top 10 Business Benefits

63 Use of Logos SRF E-News One Man’s Trash Spokesman Review Go Green Down to Earth Journal of Business Inlander KSPS PSA with Aqua Duck 30+ School & Community Events EnviroStars Business Directory Facebook 2 Searchable Websites Business Promotion 63

64 89 % of WA residents surveyed are concerned about hazardous waste. Maid Naturally Ross PrintingSmiles by Dr. Ashley Ulmer Handyman Matters Oil Can Henry’s Firestone 64

65 5 Star Certified PERC Free 2012 Clean Air Award 65

66 Ed’s Premier Auto BodyAce LandscapingCar Wash Plaza (3 locations) Bill’s Auto PartsChaffin Dental CareCommercial Photographers 66

67 67 C & H Foreign Auto Lunds|Carpet Cleaning Spokane ® SouthCare Animal Medical Center American Way Auto Collision Balfour Beatty Communities Fairchild AFB

68 68 Protecting Our River & Aquifer “LIKE” us on FACEBOOK

69 69 Critical Materials & Local Source Control Program Impact Hazardous Materials Management Employee Health & Safety Pre-Treatment Water Reclamation Reduce/Recycle Solid Waste Green Chemistry Economic Development Reduce Business Expense & Liability Environmental Stewardship EnviroStars Recognition Aquifer & Wellhead Protection Stormwater & Low Impact Development Fish Health & Consumption River Recreation Tourism &

70 70 Critical Materials & Local Source Control Program Impact Hazardous Materials Management Employee Health & Safety Pre-Treatment Water Reclamation Reduce/Recycle Solid Waste Green Chemistry Economic Development Reduce Business Expense & Liability Environmental Stewardship EnviroStars Recognition Aquifer & Wellhead Protection Stormwater & Low Impact Development Fish Health & Consumption River Recreation Tourism &

71 Questions? Are there additional opportunities to strengthen and integrate efforts in the Spokane region as an outcome of this River Forum? What are the unmet needs related to small business training? Are there other jurisdictions that need to be at the table? 71


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