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Puget Sound Coordinated Monitoring

Technical Advisory Committee

A Technical Advisory Committee identified and scoped dozens of potential pilot projects for the Puget Sound Coordinated Monitoring Program and selected four of these projects to conduct and complete between July 2008 and June 30, 2009. These projects were intended to provide feedback for the Governance Committee's work to identify an organizational structure and decision-making process for coordinating regional monitoring and assessment.

The Technical Advisory Committee has had its last meeting.

Committee Roster

Four Pilot Projects

  1. Development of Standardized Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Quality Assurance Project Plans (QAPPs) for Stormwater
    • Update on this project: The SOP QA/QC Pilot Project held a kick off meeting on September 25, 2008. After a very productive first meeting, the group’s focus will be on developing four Standard Operating Procedures related to stormwater monitoring over the next year. The group will also develop a “Glossary of Terms” tailored toward stormwater monitoring.

This group will continue to meet every three weeks. This project is open for anyone to attend. If you would like to be added to the distribution list, please contact Julie Lowe at 360-407-6470 or

  1. Stream Benthos Gap Analysis Coordination, and Data Management

Data from 2006 and 2007 are loaded. Data for the 2008 monitoring season were loaded to the system directly by the taxonomic laboratories using the standardized data loading tool, making maintenance of the data sets far more manageable and easier than otherwise would be the case. Pre-2006 data should be loaded this year. This data management system allows for:

  • Collaborative data management with professional and consistent management of stream benthos data.
  • Enhanced data sharing and comparability between data sets.
  • Improved documentation.
  • Transparent and repeatable analyses.
  • Updating of taxonomic data according to official Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) nomenclature.
  • Automatic data loading directly from taxonomic laboratories.
  • Data ownership by entities collecting the data.
  1. Intercalibration Pilot Study
    Final report and QC reports
  2. In-Line Ditch Stormwater Treatment Best Management Practice Program

Other Potential Pilot Projects

Meeting Information

Summaries Agendas


Last updated April 2011


NPDES Municipal Stormwater Permits

Construction Stormwater General Permit

Industrial Stormwater General Permit



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Contact Karen Dinicola, Project Manager, at 360-407-6550 for more information.