Dredging Guidelines for the Great Lakes

by Ian Orchard, Environment Canada, Environmental, Protection Service, Toronto, Ont, Canada,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Dredging and Dredged Material Disposal


The International Working Group on the Abatement and Control of Pollution from Dredging Activities was established in November 1972 in compliance with the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. The International Working Group reviewed existing dredging practices, programs, laws and regulations in its 1975 Report. In 1978 the Research Advisory Board's Expert Committee on Engineering and Technological Aspects reported on dredged material disposal employing confinement facilities and recommended assessment of alternative disposal options. The revised Water Quality Agreement (International Joint Commission, 1978), signed by the governments of the United States and Canada on November 22, 1979, recommended the establishment of a Subcommittee on Dredging under the auspices of the Water Quality Board.

Subject Headings: Water quality | Dredging | Lakes | Water policy | Water pollution | Public policy | Dredged materials | Great Lakes

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