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April 6th, 2010

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Regular Board Meeting

Libby Area Technical Assistance Group, Inc.

PO Box 53 • Libby, MT 59923

April 6th, 2010 • Regular Board Meeting Minutes

Board Member Attendees:
  • Mike Noble
  • LeRoy Thom
  • JoElyn Brus
  • Dr. Brad Black
  • Donna Martin
Guest Attendees:
  • EPA–Mike  Cirian
  • Ted Linnert,Denver
  • Bonnie Lavelle
  • Victor Ketellapper
  • Libby Faulk
  • DEQ–Dick Sloan
Contractor Attendees:
  • Leona Wood - GA

Meeting Minutes: Mike Nobel, Chairman, called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

EPA Report – Mike Cirian

Mr. Cirian stated that there would be Risk Assessment Funding available. He indicated that there were 110 properties in Troy that were scheduled to be cleaned. There were thirty exterior only in Troy. There are 80 properties that are both exterior and interior. They will begin contracting the Libby Hotel out first, starting with the exterior in May.

Next will be the Callahan Creek property, the Museum, the Landfill and prep for Troy. These will be followed by the City’s Export Plant, they Hwy 37 where Thomas Rd (the city service road). They are working to create a circular water supply so the water will be good for the few houses in that area. If there is not a circular water system, the water can become bad.

The bridge will be resurfaced this summer. It will include grinding the bridge overlay all the way to pipe creek, also new sidewalks will be installed.

This will cause a delay in trucking soil from Libby. The exterior soils trucking will be done for Troy at that time. They expect to quickly take care of the Troy soils during that time.

They will continue their Ambient Air Sampling program to through- out the summer. They will be studying the transportation Corridors, and the Former Export Plant.

The Tarping Data will include daily quality reports, including trucking to the mine and from the Troy job sites.

They have begun a special ASA Wood gardening project involvement. The students will be planting their gardens in some boxes that they are donating. Some boxes will have miracle grow applied to the plants. Others will be planted in local soils only.

EPA - Victor Ketellapper – OU4 Final Draft IRA will be updated, we have provided you with two copies, one for your organization and one for your TA. This will be updated as we progress through-out this year.

A Special Presentation by: Bonnie Lavelle provided the LATAG with a power-point presentation on OU3 – research of the area surrounding the W. R. Grace mine. This was a thirty minute research report. Minutes Review and Approval: Mike Noble

JoElyn made the motion to accept the March 9, 2010 minutes as written; with a second by LeRoy. These minutes are unanimously approved.

Old Business: Mike Noble stated that the Executive Board decided the By-laws and Policies & Procedures will remain as written. (ACTION ITEM)The grant administrator will write a letter to Linda Armer advising her of the Executive Board’s decision regarding the By Laws and Policies and Procedures.

Treasurer’s Report by: JoElyn Brus

Sub-committee Reports:

Communications Committee: No Report

O & M Attendance Rotation Committee: No Report

Our Technical Advisory Committee: Dr. Brad Black made a motion that Terry Spear’s be sent a Task Review/Report form with the following items included.

1.      OU3 LATAG presentation by Bonnie Lavelle, Terry is being requested to review and report on this. The handout will be forwarded to Terry and he will review the information provided on her research. The website is at

2.      EPA provided their OU4 Final Draft of the Libby area clean up. Terry will review this for in-data-gaps. This is the large CDM Report supplied to the LATAG on April 6th, 2010.

3.      Terry is also being asked to Review the ambient air sampling for OU7 – Troy.


New Business: None

Next Scheduled Meeting: May 11th, 2010

Meeting Adjourned: 9:15 p.m.


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