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Sediment Management Annual Review Meeting (SMARM)

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SMARM is a joint meeting of the Dredged Material Management Program (DMMP) and the Washington Department of Ecology's Sediment Management Standards (SMS) program. It is held annually on the first Wednesday of May.

SMARM is always a public meeting with anyone interested invited to attend. Stay tuned to this site, or contact the DMMO for more information.


27th Annual SMARM - May 6, 2015

Thanks for attending SMARM 2015.  PDF versions of all presentations are available below. 


PROPOSED PROGRAM MODIFICATIONS:  The DMMP is reviewing written comments submitted on these papers.  Based on this review, the following papers will be implemented as written, implemented with modifications, or not implemented pending further coordination. 

  1. DMMP Clarification:  Reporting Summed Concentrations with J and/or U Flags
  2. DMMP/RSET Clarification:  Freshwater Bioassays Species, Endpoint, Methods and Interpretive Criteria
  3. DMMP Clarification:  Debris Screening Requirements for Dredged Material Disposed at Open-Water Sites
  4. DMMP Clarification:  Tributyltin (TBT) Measurement Basis 
  5. DMMP Clarification:  Modification to Ammonia and Sulfide Triggers for Purging and Reference Toxicant Testing for Marine Bioassays

ARM and SMARM Meeting Minutes since the Dawn of DMMP

Summaries from all Annual Review Meetings (all in PDF format).  In 1995 the Annual Review Meetings (ARM) were combined with Ecology's Sediment Management Program to become Sediment Management Annual Review Meetings (SMARM).

These links download large PDF files.  All files are less than 20 mb.

1989 1st ARM

1994 ARM

1999 SMARM

 2004 SMARM 2009 SMARM  2014 SMARM
1990 ARM 1995 SMARM 2000 SMARM    2005 SMARM  2010 SMARM   

 1991 ARM

1996 SMARM

2001 SMARM

2006 SMARM  2011 SMARM  

1992 ARM

1997 SMARM

2002 SMARM

2007 SMARM  2012 SMARM    

1993 ARM

1998 SMARM

2003 SMARM

2008 SMARM  2013 SMARM   




SMARM Definitions

SMARM Definitions: All changes to the DMMP program since its inception have been through the SMARM process: papers proposing updates are presented, public comments are taken, and proposals are then adopted as originally presented, modified based on comments, or not implemented at all.

DMMP identifies three kinds of papers: Issue, Clarification and Status.

  • Issue papers propose program-level changes that require approval by all four DMMP agencies in order to implement.
  • Clarification papers propose updates and modifications to existing guidance that do not substantively change program or policy.
  • Status papers are for information only. Status papers may report on current investigations that may eventually result in an Issue or Clarification, or they may simply be information of interest to stakeholders.

Contact the DMMO


Mailing Address Seattle District
Dredged Material Management Office
PO Box 3755
Seattle, WA 98124-3755
Phones 206-764-6083