Evaluating Environmental Effects of Dredged Material Management Alternatives: A Technical Framework
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY WASHINGTON DC
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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 USACEEPA decision making in accordance with Federal environmental statutes regulating dredged material management.
- Civil Engineering
- Environmental Health and Safety