Evaluating Environmental Effects of Dredged Material Management Alternatives - A Technical Framework. Revision
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS ENVIRONMENTAL LAB
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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers USACE and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency USEPA share the responsibility of regulating dredged material management activities under the Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act MPRSA, and the Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1972, also called the Clean Water Act CWA. Such management activities must also comply with the applicable requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act NEPA. This document provides a consistent technical framework for USACE and USEPA personnel to follow in identifying environmentally acceptable alternatives for the management of dredged material. The framework presented herein is consistent with and meets the substantive and procedural requirements of NEPA, CWA, and MPRSA and is applicable to dredged material management alternatives. The technical guidance provided by other documents such as the MPRSA and CWA testing manuals should be applied within this framework. Application of this framework will enhance consistency and coordination in USACEUSEPA decision making in accordance with Federal environmental statutes regulating dredged material management.
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