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Title: Tampa Harbor, Florida, Dredged Material Management Plan Update
Authors: Gulf Engineers & Consultants
Keywords: Dredging
Dredging spoil
Environmental management
Environmental protection
Tampa Bay (Fla.)
Publisher: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Jacksonville District.
Abstract: A key mission of the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is to provide safe, reliable, and efficient waterborne transportation systems for movement of commerce, national security needs, and recreation. Successfully accomplishing this mission requires dredging channels and managing dredged material. USACE Engineering Regulation (ER) 11052100 Planning Guidance Notebook requires that each of its federal navigation projects develop a Dredged Material Management Plan (DMMP) to demonstrate sufficient dredged material disposal capacity for a minimum of 20 years. ER 11052100, Section 32 (b) (8) states: "Dredged material management planning for all Federal harbor projects is conducted by the Corps to ensure that maintenance dredging activities are performed in an environmentally acceptable manner, use sound engineering techniques, are economically warranted, and that sufficient confined disposal facilities are available for at least the next 20 years. These plans address dredging needs, disposal capabilities, capacities of disposal areas, environmental compliance requirements, potential for beneficial use of dredged material, and indicators of continued economic justification. The Dredged Material Management Plan shall be updated periodically to identify any potentially changed conditions." The DMMP is intended to ensure that federal navigation projects can be maintained in an environmentally acceptable, costeffective manner, thereby justifying continued investment of federal funds. A DMMP Preliminary Assessment (PA) was completed for the Tampa Harbor Federal Navigation Project in December 1994. The PA concluded that there was placement area capacity for nine years of maintenance material removed from the upper end of Tampa Bay, or until the year 2004. By raising the dikes of the existing placement areas to increase capacity, that length of time could be extended (USACE 1994). A DMMP for Tampa Harbor was prepared in 2002 to ensure sufficient time for planning, design, and construction of additional placement area capacity before the existing capacity for material removed from the upper channels was exhausted. This DMMP for the Tampa Harbor Project, Florida, is an update of the previously released DMMP, which was approved on April 17, 2002. As in the 2002 DMMP, this update plans for needed placement capacity for material dredged not only from federal channels, but also from nonfederal channels and berths. In this manner, the Jacksonville District, Corps of Engineers (CESAJ) strives to develop a comprehensive plan to meet the federal and nonfederal dredged material management needs for the Tampa Harbor Project (Figure 1). The local sponsor for the Tampa Harbor Project is the Tampa Port Authority (TPA).
Description: Dredged Material Management Plan
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
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