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Sediment Management Annual Review Meeting 

28th SMARM will be held May 4, 2016

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.  For details of this year's meeting, click for invitation & directions.


SMARM 2016: Draft Clarification Papers for Public Review

The following proposals will also be presented at SMARM.  Comments on the proposed updates will be accepted until through June 3, 2016.  Email the DMMO or any DMMP agency representative with your comments.

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.

ARM and SMARM Meeting Summaries

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 Meeting (SMARM).  These links download large PDF files. 

Contact the DMMO


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