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Title: Advances in dredged material evaluations for inland and ocean aquatic placement : modernized processes and supportive tools
Authors: Kennedy, Alan James, 1976-
Moore, David W.
Farrar, J. Daniel.
Lotufo, Guilherme R.
Suedel, Burton C.
Bailey, Susan E.
Schroeder, P. R. (Paul R.)
Krupa, Paige M.
Rycroft, Taylor E.
May, Trent C.
Keywords: Dredging
Dredging spoil--Evaluation
Dredging spoil--Management
Environmental management
Environmental policy--Compliance
Publisher: Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical Report (Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)) ; no. ERDC TR-23-6
Abstract: As part of the US Army Corps of Engineers’ mission to evaluate and move dredged material (DM) to maintain navigation channels, environmental evaluation of the prospective material is required by the Code of Federal Regulations. While existing guidance manuals provide useful guidance to DM regulators, they are over 30 years old and not reflective of the latest science. However, efforts to update procedures and publish the documents individually or as a combined dredging manual have been thus far unsuccessful. These issues, coupled with a lack of consistent reporting and decision documentation, lead to delays arising from challenges addressing project-specific issues not clearly covered within the existing guidance, revisiting previously resolved issues or negotiating disputes between permitting authorities. This technical report provides a path toward modernization of the environmental compliance aspects of DM evaluation guidance in part through software executables guiding the management and decision process and through a structured, evidence-based approach. The value added is an updated approach to DM testing and evaluation decisions.
Description: Technical Report
Gov't Doc #: ERDC TR-23-6
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
Size: 185 pages / 4.51 MB
Types of Materials: PDF
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