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Special Meeting – A Conversation About Pesticides - 11/30/16

Underground Injection Control Program - DEQ’s UIC Program  and Groundwater Protectiveness Demonstrations

Pesticides in Gresham’s WPCF Permit - Recent 2,4-D Sampling Results

Pesticides in Oregon Stormwater and Urban Streams-DEQ and MS4 Data, 2010-2015

USGS' Pesticide Data / Studies in Oregon and Washington

Pesticide Regulation and Monitoring for Large Public Drinking Water Systems

Water Quality Risk Analysis Process for New and Proposed Pesticides


Matt Kohlbecker, DEQ

Katie Holzer and Torrey Lindbo, City of Gresham

Kevin Masterson, DEQ and Kirk Cook, Oregon Dept. of Agriculture

Kurt Carpenter, USGS

Kimberly Gupta, Portland Water Bureau

Kirk Cook, Oregon Dept. of Agriculture

ACWA Construction Site Stormwater Guide—Illustrated Best Management Practices, 3/2013 (PDF, 3.3 mb) A group of ACWA members have produced the Construction Site Stormwater Guide to highlight the most common Best Management Practices to prevent erosion and construction site stormwater pollution. The guide is presented with an easy-to-read style with illustrations and pictures.
Analysis of Oregon Urban Runoff Water Quality Monitoring Data Collected from 1990 to 1996, 6/1997 (PDF, 7 mb) The report summarizes the land use based stormwater monitoring conducted in Oregon between 1990 to 1996 from Oregon’s MS4 Phase I communities and the Oregon Department of Transportation.

The report was prepared by Woodward-Clyde Consultants.
Auto Shops—Preventing Water Pollution (PDF, 811 kb) Easy-to-read and understand tips for prevention water pollution from auto repair shops.
Central Oregon Stormwater Manual—Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council This stormwater manual details proper stormwater management practices for Central Oregon.
Clean Water Tips Brochures designed to inform both homeowners and businesses about protecting groundwater and actions to keep pollutants out of Underground Injection Control (UIC) systems. The brochures are designed to be customized by adding contact information for the local utility on the back panel.
Compilation and Evaluation of Existing Stormwater Quality Data from Oregon, 12/16/09 (PDF, 442 kb) The report summarizes over 25,000 groundwater samples analyzed in Oregon by 15 different public agencies between 1990 and 2008 and compares the results to regulatory thresholds. The report was prepared by Kennedy/Jenks Consultants.
EPA Green Infrastructure EPA Green Infrastructure policies and municipal handbooks
Field Guide: Maintaining Rain Gardens, Swales and Stormwater Planters 2013 (PDF, 8.2 mb) This field guide—developed collaboratively by a number of private firms and public agencies—provides all the information needed for proper maintainance of these three most common types of stormwater facilities.
Fish Friendly Erosion Control—An Example Hypothetical Program, prepared by CH2M Hill, 8/2002 (PDF, 409 kb) Outlines an erosion control program for a hypothetical mid-Willamette Valley community that would meet Endangered Species Act provisions for avoiding a ‘take’.
Grow Smart, Grow Safe

A new app lists more than 1,000 lawn-garden chemicals, offers natural gardening tips.

Now there is an easy way for consumers throughout the Pacific Northwest to make smart choices in lawn and garden products that are safer for people, pets and the environment: The Grow Smart, Grow Safe® app.

Products available in area stores are rated low, medium or high hazard to help shoppers make smart choices. Take this tool to the store or out to the garage and find out how your favorite lawn and garden products rate. The app even offers great tips on gardening without pesticides. Download for free at the iTunes App Store. The app was created by the Local Hazardous Waste Management Program in King County; Portland Metro; and Thurston County Public Health and Social Services, to provide reliable, science-based information to all consumers.

International Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMP) Database The International Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMP) Database project website features a database of over 400 BMP studies, performance analysis results, tools for use in BMP performance studies, monitoring guidance and other study-related publications.
Oregon Municipal Stormwater Toolbox for Maintenance Practices, Prepared by Woodward-Clyde/Brown & Caldwell, 8/2002 (PDF, 1.25 mb) Practical key stormwater management activities for municipal activities including storm system maintenance, roadway repair, yard practices and waste material disposal.
Underground Injection Wells for Stormwater—Best Management Practices Manual, prepared by URS Corporation, 1/2003 (PDF, 1.3 mb) Best Management Practices for ensuring proper design, installation, and maintenance of UICs to protect groundwater quality.

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