US Army Corps of Engineers
Seattle District

Sediment Management Annual Review Meeting (SMARM)



Hosted by the Dredged Material Management Program (DMMP) and the Department of Ecology Sediment Management Standards Program (SMS), the Sediment Management Annual Review Meeting (SMARM) is an annual meeting open to the public.  Minutes from all previous meetings are available at the bottom of the page.



Contact the DMMO

Seattle District (CENWS)
Dredged Material Management Office
PO Box 3755
Seattle, WA 98124-3755


SMARM - May 1, 2019

The 31st year of cooperative Sediment Management Annual Review Meetings was held jointly by the Department of Ecology's Sediment Management Standards Program (SMS) and the Dredged Material Management Program (DMMP) on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at the Corps of Engineers, Seattle District Building 1202. 

Please see below for links to documents and presentations from the meeting.  Please send any comments on the format or content from SMARM to by June 3rd, 2019.  We welcome your comments!


DMMP Project-Specific Issue Resolution Process

In 2016, the Washington State Legislature passed a proviso directing the Washington State Departments of Ecology (Ecology) and Natural Resources (DNR) to conduct a management review of the Dredged Material Management Program (DMMP). Ecology and DNR completed their review later that year and submitted a report to the Legislature entitled “Management Review of the Dredged Material Management Program”.  The report made a number of recommendations, including:

“Define a process in the User Manual that an applicant can use to elevate an individual project decision before the management of all four DMMP agencies. The process would include a threshold for elevating an issue, a process for resolving the issue, and a timeframe in which an applicant can expect a timely response.”

DMMP agency managers and staff developed an elevation process in the fall of 2018.  This process was presented and discussed at the 2019 SMARM.  Click the link below for more detailed information about the issue resolution process.

ARM/SMARM 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. 


2018 SMARM  
2017 SMARM 2002 SMARM
2016 SMARM 2001 SMARM
2015 SMARM 2000 SMARM
2014 SMARM 1999 SMARM
2013 SMARM 1998 SMARM
2012 SMARM 1997 SMARM
2011 SMARM 1996 SMARM
2010 SMARM 1995 SMARM
2009 SMARM 1994 ARM
2008 SMARM 1993 ARM
2007 SMARM 1992 ARM
2006 SMARM 1991 ARM
2005 SMARM 1990 ARM
2004 SMARM 1989 1st ARM
2003 SMARM