We’ve heard through the grapevine that the “dispute resolution” proceeding regarding the Spokane River TMDL will be resolved as soon as today, and that the Washington Department of Ecology will be affirming the TMDL that was released earlier this year.
Idaho municipal dischargers had protested the TMDL as being unfair and overly restrictive. KEA supplied detailed comments to the dispute resolution process, and you can read our take on the whole thing here. We’ll post more when we know more.
UPDATE 5/5 2:44 pm : The Spokesman Review has the story.
UPDATE 5/5 3:43 pm: Here’s the press release from Department of Ecology. We’d say we wholeheartedly agree with the key quote from Ecology head Ted Sturdevant: “We need to move ahead, so we can finally get past process and actually start reducing phosphorous in the river.”