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Portland Harbor CAG Meeting : Public Meeting

Date:   Wednesday, October 10

Time:  6:30pm – 8:30pm

Where:  Bureau of Environmental Services Water Pollution Control Laboratory
               Address: 6543 N. Burlington Ave, Portland OR 97203

We hope that you are having a great start to the fall season! As always, thank you for your continued interest and engagement with the Portland Harbor Superfund Site. Please read below for some key announcements and information. If you have any questions please contact Laura Knudsen (, 206-553-1838).
  • Internal Focus 10/10/2018 Portland Harbor Community Advisory Group (CAG) Meeting:  The Portland Harbor CAG will hold a meeting on Wednesday, October 10 from  6:30pm – 8:30pm  at the Bureau of Environmental Services Water Pollution Control Laboratory (6543 N. Burlington Ave, Portland OR 97203).
    • Please Note:  All are welcome; however, the October 10th meeting agenda will focus on internal CAG topics and may not be relevant to non-CAG members.  
  • Technical Assistance Grant (TAG) Awarded!  EPA has awarded the Technical Assistance Grant (TAG) for the Portland Harbor Superfund Site to the Willamette River Advocacy Group (WRAG)! Congratulations to WRAG on this award and for working to provide technical assistance services to community members. A TAG provides money to community groups so they may hire independent advisers to interpret and explain technical aspects of site reports, decisions, and operations generated during a site cleanup. By law, EPA may only award one TAG per Superfund Site. For more information, please contact Laura Knudsen (, 206-553-1838). 
  • Follow-Up from EPA’s September 12  Public Forum:  Later this week you will see an additional e-mail from Kizz Prusia
    (Triangle Associates) with follow-up from the September 12th EPA public forum/open house (with support from DEQ and the CAG) and preliminary information about the next quarterly public forum. Please stay tuned! The purpose of the Portland Harbor Public Forum is for members of the public to meet with EPA and the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) on a quarterly basis (four times per year) to understand and review information and status updates from the Portland Harbor Superfund Site. Some Potentially Responsible Parties (PRPs) who have entered into agreements with EPA will also be present to share updates and answer questions.
  • Update to the Portland Harbor Community Involvement Plan (CIP) EPA is continuing work to prepare a draft of the Community Involvement Plan (CIP) that incorporates the information we’ve gathered from community interviews. The CIP will describe how EPA will continue to provide information and work with communities on the Portland Harbor Superfund Site. We are currently planning to share a draft of this updated CIP for public feedback by late January 2019 (new estimated date) and ideally issue a final revised CIP by Spring 2019 after consideration of public feedback (new estimated date). If you would like more information about the update to the CIP, please contact Laura Knudsen (, 206-553-1838).
  • Website Updates Continue:  Thank you for your patience with the Portland Harbor website! Thanks to community feedback on our current Portland Harbor website, EPA is continuing to work on a new and more user-friendly website that will better meet the needs of all users. If you have any suggestions or thoughts on how to improve the website, please contact Suzanne Skadowski (, 206-553-2160).

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