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Title: Final Environmental Assessment : Dredged Material Management Plan, Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Port Royal Sound, South Carolina to Cumberland Sound, Georgia
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Savannah District
Keywords: Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway
Dredging spoil
Environmental management
Environmental protection
Publisher: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Savannah District.
Abstract: The purpose of the authorized Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW) project is to provide a continuous sheltered route for shallow-draft vessels along the Atlantic coast. The purpose of the proposed Dredged Material Management Plan (DMMP) is to ensure that the Savannah District portion of the AIWW has sufficient dredged material disposal capacity for a minimum of 20 years as required by the USACE Planning Guidance Notebook (ER1105-2-100). Since completion of the last Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) in 1976 and DMMP in 1983, 13 out of 36 operational reaches within the Savannah District’s portion of the AIWW lack sufficient 20-yr disposal area capacity. Therefore, Savannah District has prepared a new DMMP and associated EA to address the capacity deficiencies (Taylor Engineering 2011). The decision documents provide an updated 20-year maintenance plan for the AIWW within Savannah District that allows continued use of the waterway and minimizes adverse environmental impacts associated with the dredging and sediment disposal. The proposed new DMMP describes a 20-year maintenance plan that identifies dredged material disposal options and evaluates problems associated with the maintenance of the AIWW. Based on the analysis of studies and collaboration with other agencies, a recommended plan (the proposed DMMP) was developed that allows continued use of the waterway and minimizes adverse environmental impacts.
Description: Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
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