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2006 EPA Innovations Forum Community Partnerships for Water Quality Protection Fenix Grange Agency Toxics Coordinator Oregon Department of Environmental.

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1 2006 EPA Innovations Forum Community Partnerships for Water Quality Protection Fenix Grange Agency Toxics Coordinator Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

2 Using the performance partnership agreement to focus efforts on toxics reduction

3 2004 PPA – Toxics component Funding Agency Toxic Coordinator Funding Agency Toxic Coordinator Focus on pilot projects Focus on pilot projects Available data review and toxics prioritization Available data review and toxics prioritization

4 2004 PPA – Toxics component Focus on pilot projects Focus on pilot projects Pesticide Stewardship Partnerships Pesticide Stewardship Partnerships Stormwater mgmt Stormwater mgmt HWG wastewater management HWG wastewater management Abandoned mines Abandoned mines

5 PSP Problem Statement: Current use pesticides are tough to regulate - 9,500 registered formulations in Oregon

6 Pilot Project Approach: Collaborative partnerships and voluntary actions can lead to measurable environmental improvements

7 Hood River and The Dalles

8 Hood River Story  Temperature TMDL development and local concerns about ESA fish listings  Local partners worked together on better pesticide management of two key insecticides  WQ monitoring led to change in management practices  Ongoing improvements in WQ

9 Hood River - Lower Neal Creek Spring Sampling Chlorpyrifos - Average, Maximum, and Frequency of Detection Chloryprifos Chronic AWQC = ug/L

10 The Dalles  Cherry growing region near Hood River  Wy’East Resource Conservation and Development Area secured BPA funding  Used DEQ WQ monitoring to measure IPM and BMP effectiveness  Ongoing improvements in WQ  50% reduction in farmer reported use of malathion

11 Zollner Creek at USGS Gauge The Dalles – Fifteen Mile Creek Spring Sampling Chlorpyrifos & Malathion Concentrations Excerpted from: Fifteenmile Creek Orchard Pesticide Pollution Risk Study 2004 Annual Report

12  Dryland orchards  Row crops  High intensity, mixed use ag lands Taking the show on the road

13  Complex, high intensity ag and rural residential  Multiple stakeholders at the table  Early data show different pesticide patterns  Engage local expertise to solve both types of problems  Address other pesticide/WQ issues raised Pudding & Clackamas River Partnerships

14 Key Components Local buy-in is crucial Local buy-in is crucial Use local expertise to identify sources and solutions Use local expertise to identify sources and solutions Provide effectiveness monitoring for IPM programs Provide effectiveness monitoring for IPM programs Use both WQ and crop quality to measure success Use both WQ and crop quality to measure success Measurable results for real problems Measurable results for real problems

15 Looking ahead 2006 PPA Focus on pilot projects Focus on pilot projects Pesticide Stewardship Partnerships Pesticide Stewardship Partnerships Add drinking water protection Add drinking water protection Other land uses Other land uses Anonymous/free legacy pesticide collectionsAnonymous/free legacy pesticide collections Stormwater mgmtStormwater mgmt EPA Columbia River Toxics Reduction EffortEPA Columbia River Toxics Reduction Effort

16 Looking ahead Funding the work Pilots funded to date 319 grants 319 grants 104 (b) to support TMDL development 104 (b) to support TMDL development Limited state/regional funding sources Limited state/regional funding sources Long term outlook?


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