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Sediment Managment Annual Review Meeting (SMARM)

 Edmonds ferry

The 28th SMARM was held on 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.  SMARM is always a public meeting with anyone interested invited to attend.  It is held annually on the first Wednesday of May. 

Expand the menu below for agenda with links to PowerPoint presentations that were given at this year's meeting.

SMARM 2016 - Agenda and Presentations

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8:30

Coffee and Registration

 

9:00

Welcome

Justine Barton, EPA

9:05

Opening Remarks

Amy Reese, Chief

Operations Division, USACE

 

Session 1:  State of the DMMP – Management Discussion

9:15

Origin and Evolution of DMMP

Justine Barton, EPA &

David Fox, USACE

9:55

Legislative Proviso for Management Review of DMMP

Jim Pendowski, Ecology

10:30

Break

 

 

Session 2:  Dredging Year 2016:  Agency Actions and Updates

10:50

Updates on Toxics Cleanup Program’s Budget, Policy and Cleanup Site Developments, and SCUM II revisions.

Chance Asher, Ecology

11:20

Update on 2015 DMMP Clarification and Issue Papers

Kelsey van der Elst, USACE

11:30

DMMP Project Evaluation Activities – Dredging Year 2016

Heather Fourie, USACE

11:50

Lunch – on your own

 

 

Session 3:  Disposal Sites, Projects and Issues

12:50

Disposal Site Management and Monitoring, A/K Trawl Study Results, and ESA Consultation

Celia Barton, DNR &

David Fox, USACE

1:10

Public Issue Paper:  Bulk sediment TBT trigger – Basis?

Susie McGroddy, Windward Environmental

1:25

Mukilteo Multimodal:  Dredging of Site with Extensive Debris

Marsha Tolon, WashDOT

1:35

Applying 2013 SMS Rule to the DMMP:  PAHs as an Example

Laura Inouye, Ecology

2:05

Break

 

Session 4:  Proposals, Clarifications and Updates

2:25

Proposed Clarification:  Updated Dioxin Testing Requirements for Dispersive Disposal Sites in Puget Sound

Kelsey van der Elst, USACE

2:40

Puget Sound Sediment Reference Material Update

Kelsey van der Elst, USACE

2:45

Proposed Clarification:  Revised Evaluation Guidelines for Benzyl Alcohol in Marine Sediments

Heather Fourie, USACE

3:05

Proposed Clarification:  Adoption of Elements of SEF for Use in DMMP

David Fox, USACE

3:15 - 3:30

Summary & Adjourn Meeting

Justine Barton, EPA

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
E-mail DMMOteam@usace.army.mil
Phones 206-764-6083
206-764-6945
206-764-6550
206-764-6713