The 31st year of cooperative Sediment Management Annual Review Meetings will be 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, from 8:30am to 4:30 pm.
The meeting is open to the public and no registration is required. Please see below for additional information.
Poster Session - To submit abstracts for a DMMP-related poster please contact the DMMO (CENWS-DMMOTeam@usace.army.mil) by April 24th, 2019.
Public Issue Papers - A portion of the agenda is always held open for stakeholders to present proposed modifications to the DMMP and/or SMS programs. You are invited to submit program-related issues, ideas and suggestions for presentation at the meeting. Submissions for these public issue papers or presentations will be accepted through April 24, 2019 and should include:
- A statement of the issue/concern/topic
- Relevance to the DMMP and/or SMS programs
- Alternatives or suggestions for issue resolution
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 will be presented and discussed at the 2019 SMARM. Click the link below for more detailed information about the issue resolution process.