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Title: Delaware Beneficial Use of Dredged Material for the Delaware River Feasibility Study : Feasibility Report and Integrated Environmental Assessment
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Philadelphia District
Delaware. Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
Keywords: Delaware River (N.Y.-Del. and N.J.)
Dredging
Dredging spoil
Environmental management
Environmental protection
Publisher: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Philadelphia District.
Abstract: In October 2005, the Committee on Environment and Public Works of the United States Senate passed a resolution requesting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to review the report of the Chief of Engineers for two Federal navigation projects (1. Delaware River between Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Trenton, New Jersey; and 2. Delaware River Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to the Sea) to determine if there were any opportunities for the beneficial use of dredged material resulting from the aforementioned navigation projects. The current standard practice for the above-referenced navigation projects is to dispose of dredged material via the least cost environmentally acceptable disposal location (Federal Standard), not beneficial use. This feasibility study looks at beneficially using dredged material for coastal storm risk management (CSRM) benefits in various Delaware communities. USACE and the Non-Federal Sponsor (Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control – DNREC) entered into a feasibility cost share agreement (FCSA) on 27 February 2014. In 2012, the USACE completed the “Delaware River New Jersey, Delaware and Pennsylvania Dredged Material Utilization and Beneficial Use Opportunities Expedited Reconnaissance Study” (Reconnaissance Study). The authority for the Reconnaissance Study was the October 2005 resolution. The Reconnaissance study looked at the beneficial use of dredged material for a variety of purposes, including ecosystem restoration, flood risk management and navigation. It was recommended that the Reconnaissance Study proceed to the feasibility phase. Following the completion of the Reconnaissance Study, this feasibility report was prepared in response to the above-referenced October 26, 2005 resolution of the Committee on Environment and Public Works of the United States Senate, as well as the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013, which was passed in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
Description: Feasibility Report and Integrated Environmental Assessment
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/11681/43420
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