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Appendix B Calendar of the Committee's Activities (May 1985 to August 1989) May 29-31, 1985 July 31-August 2, 1985 September 20, 1985 December 12-13, 1985 Full committee, Sacramento, California. First meeting. Introductions, reviewed National Research Council (NRC) policy, and discussed overall goals and expectations. Included techni- cal briefings to orient committee members to the Issues. Full committee, Sacramento, California. Second meeting. Met with the San Joaquin Valley Drainage Program's (SJVDP) Policy and Man- agement Committee; reviewed the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation's (USBR) Plan of Study and Plan of Work; listened to technical briefings from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), and USBR. Pre- sented specific suggestions regarding SJVDP man- agement. Working group of full committee, Sacramento, California. Selected members met to draft a letter report as follow-up to the committee's July/August meeting. Full committee, Sacramento, California. 137 .
138 IRRIGATION-INDUCED WATER QUALITY PROBLEMS Third meeting. Statements of task for four sub- committees were discussed and approved (public health, quality assurance and quality control, sys- tems analysis, and treatment technologies). Re- ceived briefings on economic and institutional issues, activities of the University of California Salinity/Drainage Task Force, and public partici- pation. March 27-28, 1986 Full committee, Washington, D.C. Fourth meeting. Received update on subcommit tee activities, SJVDP activities, events at Kester son National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), and prog ress toward citizens' advisory committee. Com mittee resected on its purpose and best way to carry out its responsibilities, clearly stating that it saw its role as broader than the SJVDP evaluation alone. April 4, 1986 Subcommittee on Public Health, Sacramento, California. First meeting. Introductions and review of NRC policies. Three areas addressed were hazards as sociated with selenium and other organics and in organics, exposure, and risk communication (mechanisms to identity health issues and pro vide public health services). Related briefings by county and state health officials. July 17-18, 1986 Full committee, Boulder, Colorado. Fifth meeting. Committee discussed its role in advising the U.S. Department of the Interior's program on irrigation-related water quality prob lems throughout the West; decided to write an interim report; and agreed to establish a subcom mittee on economics and policy. Met with the new program manager of the SJVDP. October 22, 1986 Subcommittee on Quality Assurance and Quality Control, Sacramento, California. First meeting. Introductions, review of purpose and NRC policies, parent committee activities, and tasks for meeting. Received SJVDP briefings on proposed quality assurance plan and critiqued
CALENDAR OF ACTIVITIES October 23-24, 1986 October 28-29, 1986 January 2g-30, 1987 February 26-27, 1987 139 plan. Urged SJVDP to appoint a quality assur- ance and quality control officer. Full committee, Sacramento, California. Sixth meeting. The committee heard updates from subcommittee chairs, the Policy and Man- agement Committee, the SJVDP, scientists study- ing cleanup options at Kesterson NWR, and rep- resentatives of the U.S. Department of the Inter rior's new National Irrigation Water Quality Pro- gram (NIWQP) and Westlands Water District. They were briefed on the status of research be- ing conducted by the USFWS. Planning for an interim report continued. Subcommittee on Treatment Technologies, Berkeley, California. First meeting. Introductions, review of purpose and NRC policies, and update on full committee activities. Subcommittee heard extensive brief- ings regarding the technological alternatives avail- able to control water quality degradation (includ- ing on-farm management, treatment technologies, and disposal alternatives) from state and federal agencies, university and private researchers, and the SJVDP. Subcommittee on Economics and Policy, Santa Barbara, California. First meeting. Introductions, discussion of pur- pose and NRC policies, and orientation to full committee's activities. Heard briefings on pub- lic participation, upcoming SJVDP documents, trends in agricultural policy, and financial per- spectives. Stressed need for SJVDP to use a good planning process and planned a letter re- port. SJVDP requested future review of 'Chase I" document. Subcommittee on Systems Analysis, Corvallis, Oregon. First meeting. Introductions, review of purpose and NRC policies, and parent committee ac- tivities. Systems analysis and integrated plan- ning are expected to be essential to the SJVDP
140 IRRIGATION-INDUCED WATER QU^I~ PROBLEMS problem-solving endeavor. Reviewed SJVDP doc- ument, Plan Formulation Process. Briefed regard- ing SJVDP-sponsored workshops on management practices, and regarding the program's modeling efforts. March 4-6, 1987 Full committee, Tucson, Arizona. Seventh meeting. The committee was briefed by the SJVDP program manager, heard subcom mittee updates, and continued to plan its in terim report. Approximately 50 USGS, USFWS, and USER scientists took part in presentations on ongoing research efforts related to irrigation drainage problems. June 2-3, 1987 Full committee, Denver, Colorado. Eighth meeting. The committee stressed the need for Quality Assurance and Quality Control for the SJVDP, listened to a presentation by two San Joaquin Valley landowners, and discussed the evolving outline and draft of its interim re port. Small working groups met to further de velop these ideas. June 9-10, 1987 Subcommittee on Economics and Policy, Washington, D.C. Second meeting. Discussed importance of eco nomics and policy perspective in both the SJVDP and the NIWQP. Heard presentations on wa ter marketing and Congress; received briefing on SJVDP activities and proposed research; met jointly with Subcommittee on Systems Analysis to coordinate objectives. Briefed on parent commit tee activities. June 10-11,1987 Subcommittee on Systems Analysis, Washington, D.C. Second Meeting. Update on parent committee activities, including progress of written report and request for eventual subcommittee review. The subcommittee's continuing goal is to ensure that systems thinking is woven into SJVDP ef forts. One day was spent in joint session with the Subcommittee on Economics and Policy, listening to and responding to SJVDP briefings on models
CALENDAR OF ACTIVITIES August 10-11, 1987 October 1-2, 1987 December 3-4, 1987 January 28-29, 1988 May 5-6, 1988 141 and the status of the planning studies. Subcommittee on Economics and Policy, Sacra- mento, California. Third meeting. Broad discussions of the SJVDP's efforts to address legal, economic, and institu- tional elements of the drainage problem. Re- viewed SJVDP's "Phase I" document. Stressed importance of a broad, national perspective. Rec- ommended addition of staff with legal expertise. Full committee, San Francisco, California. Ninth meeting. The two primary goals for this meeting were to discuss committee members' re- view of seven NIWQP field screening studies and to continue drafting the interim report. The sub- committee chairs all reported, and there was some discussion of the impending completion of CII- WQP's contract (due to expire March 31, 1988), contract renewal, and potential changes in the composition of the committee. Subcommittee on Economics and Policy, San Francisco, California. Fourth meeting. Heard briefings on parent com- mittee activities and extension of original coop- erative agreement, plus updates on SJVDP and NIWQP activities. Reviewed SJVDP's Developing Options report. Heard presentations from con- tractors conducting economics and policy-related research for the SJVI)P. Full committee, Tucson, Arizona. Tenth meeting. The committee discussed the planned 2-year extension of its contract, its goals for this extension, and changes in membership. They reviewed their draft report, deciding to com- bine the two volumes into one, and worked to develop recommendations. The SJVDP program manager discussed the possibility of a jointly spon- sored symposium in spring 1989. Full committee, Washington, D.C. Eleventh meeting. Beginning of 2year extension of committee activities. Four members rotated off committee; five new members were introduced. Discussed future goals; continued work on report.
142 June 23-24, 1988 September 29-30, 1988 March 8-10, 1989 April 6-7, 1989 July 6-7, 1989 IRRIGATION-INDUCED WATER QUALITY PROBLEMS Joint meeting of Subcommittee on Economics and Policy and Subcommittee on Systems Analysis, Berkeley, California. Fifth meeting for Economics and Policy; third meeting for Systems Analysis. Subcommittees re- viewed SJVDP draft, Procedures for Formulating and Evaluating Drainage Management Plans for the San Joaquin Valley. Also heard an update on SJVDP institutional studies. Full committee, Irvine, California. Twelfth meeting. The committee was briefed on technical aspects of the cleanup at Kesterson NWR, discussed water policy issues with the chair- man of California State Water Resources Control Board, and continued to revise its report. Full Committee, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Thirteenth meeting. The committee held a joint meeting with NIWQP staff and heard mid-course briefings on 15 studies of potential problem sites in the West. Also were briefed by SJVDP pro- gram manager regarding efforts to develop alter- nate solutions. Subcommittee on Economics, Policy, and Systems Analysis (formerly two separate subcommittees), San Francisco, California. Sixth meeting. The subcommittee was briefed on recent SJVDP activities related to social, institu- tional, and legal issues, with special attention to future legal analyses. It also continued to follow the SJVDP's development of the WADE com- puter model. Full committee, Irvine, California. Fourteenth meeting. The committee discussed the methods and needs of the NIWQP's long- term monitoring activities and began planning a culminating workshop to encourage western state policymakers to address irrigation-related water quality problems. It continued to monitor the SJVDP's activities.