Accession Number : ADA260528


Title :   Evaluating Environmental Effects of Dredged Material Management Alternatives: A Technical Framework


Corporate Author : ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY WASHINGTON DC


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a260528.pdf


Report Date : Nov 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 94


Abstract : This document is intended to serve as a consistent 'roadmap' for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) personnel in evaluating the environmental acceptability of dredged material management alternatives. Specifically, its major objectives are to provide: A general technical framework for evaluating the environmental acceptability of dredged material management alternatives (open-water disposal, confined (diked) disposal, and beneficial uses). Additional technical guidance to augment present implementation and testing manuals for addressing the environmental acceptability of available management options for the discharge of dredged material in both open water and confined sites. Enhanced consistency and coordination in USACE/EPA decision making in accordance with Federal environmental statutes regulating dredged material management.


Descriptors :   *MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL , *ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT , *DREDGED MATERIALS , *ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION , DECISION MAKING , SEDIMENTS , OPEN WATER , DIKES , DREDGING , CONTAMINATION , WATER TREATMENT , ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS


Subject Categories : Civil Engineering
      Environmental Health and Safety


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE