The London Dumping Convention and Its Role in Regulating Dredged Material: An Update

by C. E. Edgar, III, US Army Corps of Engineers, Washington, DC, USA,
R. M. Engler, US Army Corps of Engineers, Washington, DC, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Dredging and Dredged Material Disposal


The United States is signatory to an international treaty that is implemented through the Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter (London Dumping Convention (LDC)). The policy, regulatory, and technical aspects of both the Corps' and EPA's ocean dumping programs for dredged material are directly affected by the United States being signatory to the LDC. Domestic criteria must, at a minimum, be equivalent to and contain all of the basic constraints set forth in the international regulations.

Subject Headings: Dredged materials | Ports and harbors | Construction materials | Agreements and treaties | Pollution | Waste treatment | Building codes | Construction wastes | United States

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