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Beneficial Uses of Dredged Sediment

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Biota-Sediment Accumulation Factor Database (BSAF) Engineering With Nature ProMap (EWN ProMAP) Environmental Effects & Dredging and Disposal (E2D2) Environmental Residue Effects Database (ERED) Ocean Dredged Material Disposal Site Database (ODMDS)

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Guidance Documents

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The table below lists USACE Engineer Manuals and other guidance documents related to the beneficial use of dredged sediment. You can search for documents using key words and you can narrow or filter your results by entity.

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Summary Document Year Entity
QA/QC guidance for sampling and analysis of sediments, water, and tissues for dredged material evaluations PDF (7,979 KB)
EPA823-B-95-001
1995 USEPA/USACE
Identifying, planning, and financing beneficial use projects using dredged material PDF (1,437 KB)
EPA842-B-07-001
2007 USEPA/USACE
The role of the federal standard in the beneficial use of dredged material PDF (208 KB)
EPA842-B-07-002
2007 USEPA/USACE
Evaluating environmental effects of dredged material management alternatives-a technical framework PDF (667 KB)
EPA842-B-92-008
2004 USEPA/USACE
Beneficial uses of dredged material fact sheet: Project partners and decision makers PDF (91 KB)
EPA842-F-07-001D
2007 USEPA/USACE
Beneficial uses of dredged material fact sheet: Public involvement and outreach PDF (81 KB)
EPA842-F-07-001E
2007 USEPA/USACE
Methods for collection, storage and manipulation of sediments for chemical and toxicological analyses PDF (4,904 KB)
EPA823-B-01-002
2001 USEPA
A review of risk-based approaches to the development of screening criteria for soils and application to beneficial use of dredged material PDF (384 KB)
ERDC TN-DOER-D14
2012 USACE-ERDC
Application of toxicity identification and evaluation procedures for dredged material management PDF (890 KB)
ERDC TN-DOER-R25
2017 USACE-ERDC
Authorities and Policies Supporting Implementation of Regional Sediment Management PDF (86 KB)
ERDC-CHL-CHETN-XIV-8
2003 USACE-ERDC
Case studies: Characterization tests to determine dredged material suitability for beneficial uses PDF (55 KB)
ERDC TN-DOER-C7
1999 USACE-ERDC
Determining recovery potential of dredged material for beneficial use- debris and trash removal PDF (4,093 KB)
ERDC TN-DOER-C24
2001 USACE-ERDC
Determining recovery potential of dredged material for beneficial use- site characterization: statistical approach PDF (903 KB)
ERDC TN-DOER-C15
2000 USACE-ERDC
Determining recovery potential of dredged material for beneficial use- site characterization; prescriptive approach PDF (559 KB)
ERDC TN-DOER-C14
2000 USACE-ERDC
Determining recovery potential of dredged material for beneficial use- soil separation concepts PDF (175 KB)
ERDC TN-DOER-C13
2000 USACE-ERDC
Dredged material characterization tests for beneficial use suitability PDF (67 KB)
ERDC TN-DOER-C2
1999 USACE-ERDC
Dredged material management categories for tracking beneficial use PDF (397 KB)
ERDC TN-DOER-R22
2015 USACE-ERDC
Economical treatment of dredged material to facilitate beneficial use PDF (2,373 KB)
ERDC-EL TR-14-11
2014 USACE-ERDC
Equipment and processes for removing debris and trash from dredged material PDF (1,810 KB)
ERDC TN-DOER-C17
2000 USACE-ERDC
Implementing Regional Sediment Management (RSM): policy guidance and authorities pertinent to improving the use of dredged sediments PDF (533 KB)
ERDC-TN RSM-19-1
2019 USACE-ERDC
Mass balance, beneficial use products, and cost comparisons of four sediment treatment technologies near commercialization PDF (14,549 KB)
ERDC-EL TR-11-1
2011 USACE-ERDC
Operationalizing engineering with nature – Regional Sediment Management principles and practices into operations and maintenance dredging beneficial use project management PDF (1,121 KB)
ERDC-TN-DOER-R20
2013 USACE-ERDC
Planning considerations for nearshore placement of mixed dredged sediments PDF (83 KB)
ERDC TN-DOER-N3
1998 USACE-ERDC
Reclamation and beneficial use of contaminated dredged material: Implementation guidance for select options PDF (91 KB)
ERDC TN-DOER-C12
2000 USACE-ERDC
Summary of available guidance and best practices for determining suitability of dredged material for beneficial uses PDF (3,635 KB)
ERDC-EL-TR-07-27
2007 USACE-ERDC
Strategic placement for beneficial use of dredged material PDF (7,900 KB)
ERDC-CHL SR-19-3
2019 USACE-ERDC
Local planning groups and development of dredged material management plans PDF (300 KB)
Guidance document
1998 National Dredging Team
Dredging and dredged material management PDF (23,925 KB)
EM 1110-2-5025
2015 HQUSACE
Beneficial uses of dredged material PDF (5,350 KB)
EM 1110-2-5026
1987 HQUSACE
Implementation Guidance for Section 1122(a)-(h) of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016, Beneficial Use of Dredged Material PDF (742 KB)
memorandum
2018 HQUSACE
Implementation Guidance for Section 11220) of the Water Resources Development Act of 2016 (WRDA 2016), Beneficial use of Dredged Material, Clarification PDF (383 KB)
memorandum
2017 HQUSACE
Planning guidance notebook PDF (3,394 KB)
ER 1105-2-100
2000 HQUSACE
Guide to policies and projects related to beneficial uses of dredged material in the Great Lakes PDF (1,711 KB)
Guidance document
2016 GLDT
Maher, A., Douglas, W. S., Jafari, F., and Pecchioli, J. (2013). The processing and beneficial use of fine-grained dredged material. A Manual for Engineers, New Jersey. PDF (3,062 KB)
RU_NJDOT_NJDEP
2013 RU/NJDOT/NJDEP