Opportunity for Potentially Responsible Parties to Join Phase 2 of Trustee Council's NRDA Process Closing October 31, 2017

The Portland Harbor Natural Resource Trustee Council (Trustee Council) coordinates damage assessment and restoration planning activities at Portland Harbor through the Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) process. The NRDA process is separate from the EPA clean-up activities. The Trustee Council is currently in Phase 2 of that NRDA process, the goal of which is to reach settlements with cooperating potentially responsible parties based on readily available information. The next step is Phase 3, which is the more formal damage assessment process that includes further injury studies and damage determination analyses. (See attached figure for an overview of the Trustee Council's phased approach to the NRDA process at the Portland Harbor Site)

Phase 2 continues to be open to potentially responsible parties, as the Trustee Council reminded people at the CAG meeting on April 12, 2017. But the window for joining Phase 2 is closing – the deadline for new parties to join the settlement-oriented Phase 2 is October 31, 2017.

If you are a potentially responsible party at the Portland Harbor Superfund Site and have any questions about joining the Trustee Council's Phase 2 NRDA process, please contact Julie Weis (weis@hk-law.com), Robert Taylor (Robert.a.taylor@noaa.gov), or Deirdre Donahue (Deirdre.donahue@sol.doi.gov). The Phase 2 Funding and Participation Agreement and other information can be found on the Trustee Council website: https://www.fws.gov/oregonfwo/Contaminants/PortlandHarbor/

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