Oregon Department of State Lands Rulemaking Notice

DSLs proposed rulemaking will create regulations regarding the sale, lease, or use of state land for the purposes of remediation and restoration.  The rules will address issues such as how to value the land and what prices are appropriate for sale, lease, or use.  Submerged land below the mean high water mark is held in trust for the people by the state under the Public Trust Doctrine.  Therefore, the rulemaking must protect public trust uses such as fishing, navigation, recreation, and commerce.  The rules adopted must also ensure that t

PHCAG Update November by Jackie Calder

Please download the pdf attadhed below or by clicking here.

Update: Feasibility Study Deadline Extended Until March 2012

EPA has granted another extension for the submittal of the Feasibility Study (FS) to Potentially Responsible Parties (PRPs).  The document is now due on March 30, 2012.  The deadline was previously slated for June, 2011, and then again for November, 15 2011; however, both deadlines were extended to incorporate more information into the FS.  This time around, EPA decided to extend the deadline to allow LWG to incorporate a broader range of alternatives and Remedial Action Levels (RALs) into the FS so that the document wou

19 Days on the Willamette by Bill Egan

In 2007 while a PHCAG member, I organized and took part in a fish collection of smallmouth bass for the LWG.  Five members of the Oregon Bass and Panfish Club participated along with contractors from Interval International.

Final Public Health Assessment Released

The final version of the Public Health Assessment addressing
the recreational use of the Portland Harbor superfund site has been
released. This version incorporates public comment that was received
during the comment period ending on July 5, 2010. Use the following link
to learn more and view the full report:

CAG Meeting Wed. Oct. 12, 2011

Portland Harbor Community Advisory Group meets Wednesday, October 12

Meetings of the Portland Harbor Community Advisory Group (PH CAG) are
intended to keep the community abreast of developments on the Portland
Harbor Superfund Site and to provide a forum for discussion.  PH CAG
meetings are open to everyone.  We encourage you to step forward to
share your concerns and advice.

Date:   Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011
Time:  6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Linnton Restoration Success! Alder Creek Site Plans

Congratulations to Janice Secunda, Darise Weller, John Shaw, and all the others who worked so hard over the past years to get the former Alder Creek Lumber Co. site purchased by a mitigation bank, Wildlands, Inc.  PHCAG supports the goal of restoration within the lower Willamette, and this project represents a significant contribution to achieving that goal.  The site will now provide enhanced public access, increased fish habitat, and a daylighted creek previously buried on the property.
 

Bluemanauer: Superfund cleanup should not be delayed

from Sustainable Business Oregon

Date: Tuesday, September 20, 2011, 9:45am PDT

Superfund cleanup should not be delayed

CAG Meeting Septmber 14, 2011

Portland Harbor Community Advisory Group meets Wednesday, Sept 14

Meetings of the Portland Harbor Community Advisory Group (PHCAG) are
intended to keep the community abreast of developments on the Portland
Harbor Superfund Site and to provide a forum for discussion.  PHCAG
meetings are open to everyone.  We encourage you to step forward to
share your concerns and advice.

Date:   Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011
Time:  6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Alternative Technology Screening

LWG and EPA screened various alternative technologies to be included in or excluded from the Feasibility Study based on effectiveness and implementability-- two factors used when selecting a long term clean up remedy.  Table 2 (download) summarizes what alternative technologies will be included or excluded.  Table 3 (

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