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Long Island-New Jersey (LINJ) Coastal Drainages Study
09/13/94-Meeting Announcements and Agenda
Water Resources Division, NJ District 810 Bear Tavern Road, Suite 206 West Trenton, New Jersey 08628 September 13, 1994 Dear Committee Member, The second liaison meeting of the National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) study was scheduled for Thursday, October 6. However, there is a major conflict that day with the NJDEPE "Mercury in the Environment" conference. Rather than knowingly lose many attendees on Thursday, we have decided to change the NAWQA meeting to Wednesday, October 5. We'll still hold the meeting at the EPA facility in Edison. We hope that does not present any conflicts for you. The goals of this second meeting are to better define the availability of data in the study area, discuss data-base issues, develop a consensus list of priorities for data analysis, and develop a strategy to partition the study area into the primary strata that control water quality in the study area. Separate morning and afternoon work sessions are the format we've chosen to get at this information, rather than one large open discussion (see the agenda below). The meeting will begin at 9:30am and conclude a little earlier this time, about 2:15pm. Lunch will be a nominal charge of $4, again with a selection of hoagies, condiments, and drinks. Enclosed are a map and two recently published Fact Sheets that will provide some refresher background information. Team update--the NAWQA team is growing! We now have a staff of six people. they are Anne O'Brien (surface-water quality), Ellyn Del Corso (biology), Rob Reiser (surface-water hydrology), Paul Stackelberg (groundwater quality), Art Baehr (groundwater quality), and myself. LINJ LIAISON COMMITTEE MEETING -- WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1994 AGENDA 9:00 Check-in and coffee 9:30 Welcome Janice Ward 9:40 Goals of AM work group sessions Mark Ayers 9:50 Breakout into work groups to define the available water-quality data, but moreso, to prioritize what NAWQA should be analyzing facilitators Group 1-- Surface-water data Janice Ward Group 2-- Groundwater data Paul Stackelberg Group 3-- Aquatic ecology data Mark Ayers 11:20 Presentations of work group discussions (5-7 minutes each group) 11:40 Lunch inhouse (hoagies, condiments, and drinks) 12:20 Goals of PM work group sessions Mark Ayers 12:30 Breakout into work groups to develop criteria for stratifying the study area facilitators Group 1-- Surface-water + ecology Mark Ayers Group 2-- Groundwater issues Paul Stackelberg 2:00 Presentations of work group discussions (5-7 minutes each group) 2:15 Set next meeting date and adjourn