Accession Number:

ADA350765

Title:

Use of Sediment Quality Guidelines (SQGs) in Dredged Material Management

Descriptive Note:

Dredging research technical note

Corporate Author:

CORPS OF ENGINEERS WASHINGTON DC WASHINGTON DISTRICT

Report Date:

1998-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

This technical note describes some major features of the most common methods for calculating sediment quality guidelines SQGs U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 1997. The note also describes features that limit the utility of SQGs in dredged material management. In light of these limitations, this technical note specifies circumstances in dredged material assessments where SQGs may be technically appropriate and helpful, and describes conditions in which SQGs are not technically appropriate, for dredged material management decisionmaking.

Subject Categories:

  • Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
  • Solid Wastes and Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE