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Title: Case studies and comparative analyses of issues associated with productive land use at dredged material disposal sites
Authors: Gushue, John J.
Kreutziger, Kenneth M. (Kenneth Monroe)
Keywords: Dredging spoil--Management
Dredged material--Management
Land management
Waste disposal sites
Dredged Material Research Program (U.S.)
Publisher: U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station
Series/Report no.: Technical Report (Dredged Material Research Program (U.S.)) ; no. Technical Report D-77-43
Abstract: An important use of dredged material as a manageable resource occurs when confined disposal sites are developed for productive land use purposes. This study involved the documentation and comparative evaluation of 12 selected cases where dredged material from navigation projects was used to create productive land. The 12 case studies were prepared to examine multi-objective disposal-productive use planning in terms of: a.) The sequence of events comprising the planning and implementation process. b.) Participants in project planning/review and their roles, perspectives, and interactions. c.) Issues addressed during project planning/review, their importance, and how they were resolved. d.) Physical planning elements affecting the feasibility of disposal facility and productive land use plans. e.) Land use planning principles that should be reflected in proposed productive use concepts. The results of this study are directly applicable as a management aid for Corps disposal planners. The principal output of the study was the development of an overall set of "implementation factors" for disposal-productive use projects. Thirty-seven factors were identified and categorized as environmental, technical, economic/financial, legal, institutional, or planning/implementation. These factors provide a framework for ensuring that project planners address the full range of substantive and procedural considerations that are important to successful project implementation. The set of implementation factors is actually a distillation of inter-mediate project findings in three areas. First, a checklist of issues associated with disposal facility planning (from siting to reuse) was generated, encompassing a wide range of concerns having the potential to lead to project delays. Second, the important physical elements affecting both disposal facility and productive use planning were identified. The elements provide a planning tool for using physical characteristics to enhance project feasibility and public acceptance, to maximize site utility, and to coordinate disposal- productive use planning from a technical viewpoint. Third, 10 land use planning principles for disposal-land use projects were identified. The principles serve as indicators of project feasibility and represent good planning practice against which the corresponding features of proposed productive land use plans can be evaluated to point out plan deficiencies. The 12 case studies provide documented proof that disposal-productive use project success is as much affected by procedural factors as by substantive factors. The procedural aspects of each case study are fully delineated in individual case study synopses contained in Volume II of the study report. The detailed comparative analyses of the 12 cases, which led to the identification of the important implementation factors, are also provided in Volume II. The matrix approach used in this study enabled the site-specific nature of disposal planning to be retained in the analysis while providing a. common basis for comparison. As a result, the set of implementation factors is applicable to all disposal planning situations.
Description: Technical Report
Gov't Doc #: Technical Report D-77-43
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
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