Innovations in Dredged Material Disposal in Puget Sound

by Steve Tilley, Washington Dep of Natural Resources, Olympia, WA, USA,
David Jamison, Washington Dep of Natural Resources, Olympia, WA, USA,
Keith Phillips, Washington Dep of Natural Resources, Olympia, WA, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '87

Abstract: This study, known as the Puget Sound Dredged Disposal Analysis (PSDDA), is building on a strong history of federal/state cooperation within Washington which is unique in the United States. The PSDDA program will contribute several innovative approaches to dredged material management in Puget Sound. These include use of ocean dumping methodology for site identification in state waters; programmatic and objective dredged material decision-making guidelines; comprehensive site monitoring and management by comparison against predicted impact levels; and state lead management of disposal sites. Given the federal trend toward user cost sharing and greater local control, the Puget Sound experience may be useful to those dealing with similar problems elsewhere.

Subject Headings: Dredged materials | Innovation | Waste sites | Management methods | Coastal management | Federal government | Team building | History | Dredging | North America | United States | Washington

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