Conference Call Minutes from August 8, 2000

State Coalition for Remediation of Drycleaners Conference Call, August 8, 2000

State Coalition for Remediation of Drycleaners
Conference Call

August 8, 2000

Conference Call Participants

• Larry Bryant Alabama • Tim Eiken Missouri
• Bill Burns Florida • Bruce Nicholson North Carolina
• Doug Fitton Florida • Lisa Taber North Carolina
• William Linn Florida • Dave Anderson Oregon
• Leo Henning Kansas • Dick DeZeeuw Oregon
• Bob Jurgens Kansas • Craig Dukes South Carolina
• Pat Erickson Illinois • Lisa Appel South Carolina
• Juho So Illinois • Jim Gilbert Tennessee
• Dale Trippler Minnesota • Mark Giesfeldt Wisconsin
• Kären Kromar Minnesota • Robin Schmidt Wisconsin

Also participating in the State Coalition for Remediation of Drycleaners (SCRD) conference call were Richard Steimle from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Technology Innovation Office, Carolyn Perroni from Environmental Management Support, Inc., Cheryl Joseph and Dennis Goldman from the National Ground Water Association (NGWA), and Christine Hartnett from Eastern Research Group, Inc. (ERG).

Working With the Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials (ASTSWMO)
Mark Giesfeldt introduced himself, noting that he is the Director of Wisconsin's Remediation and Redevelopment Program. He said that he works with ASTSWMO and offered to serve as a link between SCRD and ASTSWMO. Call participants thought this was an excellent idea, and agreed to contact Giesfeldt if SCRD identifies policy or legislative issues that require ASTSWMO's attention. Dale Trippler implied that the relationship between the two organizations should be mutually beneficial; he encouraged Giesfeldt to ask SCRD for help if ASTSWMO needs technical or administrative support in developing position papers.

Giesfeldt said that ASTSWMO works closely with the National Governors Association (NGA), and makes efforts to stay in "lock step" with NGA's policy and position papers. Trippler asked Giesfeldt to keep SCRD abreast of NGA's policy decisions that relate to drycleaners or remediation efforts. Giesfeldt said that he would try to do so, but said that SCRD participants could also gather this information from their state Superfund managers. (Each month, ASTSWMO sends a packet of information to state managers.) Trippler said that he would contact his state Superfund manager to request information; he asked other SCRD participants to do the same.

SCRD's Fall 2000 Meeting
The next SCRD meeting will take place in Tampa, Florida, in September 2000. Call participants discussed the meeting's agenda, which consists of Subgroup meeting sessions, case study presentations, and a discussion on group organization and administrative issues. Carolyn Perroni said that several SCRD participants have requested slots on the agenda; in fact, all of the slots have already been filled. Trippler asked Perroni to contact those who have reserved time on the agenda to find out whether their talks can be compressed. If they can, he said, additional presentation slots will be available for other speakers. Call participants agreed that this was a good idea, noting that they already knew of one person, James Hartley of Phoenix Supply, who should be added to the agenda. Trippler also asked the Subgroup leaders (Dick DeZeeuw, Bill Linn, and Robin Schmidt) to review the draft agenda and to let Perroni know whether any time can be cut from Subgroup breakout sessions. Before closing on the topic, call participants did identify two ways that the agenda could be streamlined: (1) South Carolina's presentation can be reduced to 45 minutes, and (2) North Carolina and EPA can provide a joint presentation on the Camp Lejeune site.

Update on Progress Made By SCRD's Subgroups
Trippler noted that SCRD's three Subgroups identified several action items and goals at SCRD's spring 2000 meeting that was held in Las Vegas, Nevada. He asked for an update on their progress:

Additional Ways to Raise Revenue for Fund Programs
DeZeeuw said that several states are interested in exploring alternative ways to obtain revenue for their state drycleaner Fund programs. In fact, attorney generals from some states plan to have a brainstorming session via conference call during the week of August 21, 2000. DeZeeuw said that he will participate in the call and summarize its proceedings at SCRD's fall 2000 meeting. (DeZeeuw's summary will be presented during the Program Development/Administration Subgroup breakout session.)

Miscellaneous Topics:

Next Conference Call
ERG agreed to set up the next conference call for November 7, 2000, between 11:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. EST.