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EPA's Region 6 Office

Serving: Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and 66 Tribal Nations

Current Actions in Process

Links to documents providing transparency for actions taken by the Region 6 Ocean Dumping Program.  Actions include designation of new ODMDS and subsequent rule making, revised site monitoring and management plans, etc.  Information and documents will be posted including those for which the agency is seeking public review and comment.

  • Permanent designation of an Ocean Dredged Material Disposal Site west (ODMDS-West) of the Atchafalaya River Bar Channel (ARBC) in the Gulf of Mexico

The authority for the USACE-New Orleans District (MVN) to use the ODMDS-West for dredge material disposal expires August 2012 at which time they will have to revert back to using the existing ODMDS-East or find another suitable disposal location.  In a letter dated June 3, 2011, the MVN requested that EPA permanently designate the ODMDS-West as a MPRSA Section 102(c) site and to initiate the process.  The MVN will write the EIS and Federal Register Notices in partnership with EPA; EPA as lead agency will publish the notices in the Federal Register and undertake rule making.

Information and Documents Available For Review
Supplemental Information (pdf 19.97KB, 2pp.)
Proposed Schedule for NEPA Process (revised) (pdf 74.09KB, 1p.)
Letter from MVN asking for permanent designation of ODMDS-West, June 3, 2011 (pdf 139.41 KB, 3pp.)
Response letter to MVN concurring with request for designation of ODMDS-West, June 23, 2011 (pdf 406.95 KB, 2pp.)

NEPA Documents - Rule Making


EPA Region 6, Ocean Dumping Contact and Mailing Address

Jessica L. Franks, Ph.D.
U.S. EPA, Region 6 (6WQ-EC)
1445 Ross Ave., Suite 1200
Dallas, Texas 75202-2733

Phone: (214) 665-8335
Email: franks.jessica@epa.gov

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