Independent External Peer Review Report of the Dredged Material Management Plan for Green Bay, Wisconsin
NOBLIS FALLS CHURCH VA
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A Dredged Material Management Plan DMMP was initiated in 2008 to identify and evaluate material management alternatives for sediments dredged from the Fox River and Green Bay Navigation Project in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The purpose of the DMMP was to identify placement alternatives for the 215,300 cubic yards cy of sediment dredged annually from the Federal Navigation Project. The objective of this Task Order was for Noblis to conduct an Independent External Peer Review IEPR of the DMMP for Green Bay in accordance with procedures described in the Department of the Army U.S. Army Corps of Engineers USACE Engineer Circular EC No. 1165-2-209. The IEPR performed a technical assessment of the adequacy and acceptability of environmental and engineering methods, models, data, and analyses. The review was conducted by a panel of experts with extensive experience in environmental and engineering issues associated with deep draft navigation and development of dredged material disposal alternatives. The panel was charged with responding to specific technical questions as well as providing a broad technical evaluation of the overall report. Since Noblis has no commercial interests to advance, no vendor alliances to protect, and no sponsors or shareholders to represent, it is fully independent. Noblis provides impartial, conflict of interest COI-free, independent assistance to organizations throughout the federal government and has extensive experience with peer review oversight. Noblis and the selected IEPR panel have not been involved in any capacity with the Port of Green Bay or the Green Bay DMMP. In addition, Noblis has not performed or advocated for or against any federal water resources projects. For these reasons, Noblis was suitable for upholding the principles of independence in all aspects of managing the IEPR.
- Civil Engineering
- Solid Wastes and Pollution and Control