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Regulations, Guidance, and Additional Ocean Dumping Information

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""Ocean Dumping Law, Regulations, and Treaties

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EPA National Guidance, Policies, and Reports to Congress

National Guidance and Policies

Ocean Dumping Reports to Congress

Between 1973 and 1990, EPA prepared reports to Congress on the administration of the Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act:

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EPA Regional Guidance, Policies, and Site Management and Monitoring Plans

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Guidance and Policies

Region 1

Regional Implementation Manual for the Evaluation of Dredged Material Proposed for Disposal in New England Waters

Region 2

Guidance for Performing Tests on Dredged Material Proposed for Ocean Disposal

Region 3

Mid-Atlantic Regional Implementation Manual for Dredged Material Evaluation for Norfolk and Dam Neck Ocean Disposal Sites

Region 4

Southeast Regional Implementation Manual for Requirements and Procedures for Evaluation of the Ocean Disposal of Dredged Material in Southeastern U.S. Atlantic and Gulf Coast Waters

Region 6

Regional Implementation Agreement for Testing and Reporting Requirements for Ocean Disposal of Dredged Material off the Louisiana and Texas Coasts

Region 9

Local regional guidance is provided by San Francisco Bay’s Long Term Management Strategy (LTMS) and its Dredged Material Management Office (DMMO) for USACE San Francisco District projects and by the Southern California Dredged Material Management Team (SC-DMMT) for USACE Los Angeles District projects. For all other dredging projects involving ocean dumping, local sediment testing guidance is provided on a case-by-case basis, using the Ocean Testing Manual (Green Book).

Region 10

Puget Sound Dredge Material Evaluation and Disposal Procedures (Users Manual)

Sediment Evaluation Framework for the Pacific Northwest

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Site Management and Monitoring Plans (SMMPs) for Ocean Disposal Sites Designated by EPA under Section 102 of the MPRSA

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National Dredging Team Guidance

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Additional Ocean Dumping-Related Resources

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