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
4735 E. Marginal Way S. Bldg. 1202
Seattle, WA 98134-2388

2024 Sediment Management Annual Review Meeting (SMARM)

The Sediment Management Annual Review Meeting (SMARM) is a joint meeting of the Dredged Material Management Program (DMMP) and the Department of Ecology’s Toxics Cleanup Program (TCP). 

Event Information and Registration 

The 36th annual SMARM will be held at the USACE Seattle District Headquarters at Federal Center South in Seattle, WA on May 8th, 2024 from 9 am - 4:30 pm.  Registration is free.  Check-in will start at 8:30 am, please allow 10-15 minutes to get through security and to the meeting room.  Additional instructions and directions will be provided a week prior to the meeting. 

For security reasons we request an RSVP to for in-person attendance at SMARM, and also to get a head count. 

If you are unable to attend in person, virtual attendance is an option, WebEx Registration is Required

Draft Agenda and Clarification Papers

The draft meeting agenda is available for download and includes many interesting topics, including:

  • State and Federal Agency updates
  • Results from the 2023 Monitoring of the DMMP Elliott Bay Disposal Site
  • An Agency and Industry Panel on Dredging Non-Compliance and Overdredging Issues
  • Aquatic Invasive Species Management and European Green Crab in Puget Sound
  • Follow-up from 2023 SMARM topics:  Alternate bioassay test species and beneficial use of dredged material

Agenda details are subject to change.  The final agenda will be available a week before the meeting.  The DMMP Agencies are preparing three clarification papers which will be presented at the meeting and posted here as they become available. 

Clarification paper topics:
Public Issue Topics

A portion of the agenda is held open for governments, Tribes, and stakeholders to present program-related issues, ideas and suggestions for consideration at the meeting.  Contact the DMMP at with a brief (1-2 paragraph) description of your proposed topic.  Proposals that are accepted will be given 15-20 minutes to present.

Additional Information

Lunch is on your own.  There are limited options on-site.  A micro kitchen with prepared sandwiches, salads, drinks and snacks is available onsite.  The possibility of having food trucks onsite is still being determined. 

To be added to the SMARM mailing list, please send an email to

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. 

2023 SMARM  
2022 SMARM 2005 SMARM
2021 SMARM 2004 SMARM
2020 SMARM 2003 SMARM
2019 SMARM 2002 SMARM
2018 SMARM 2001 SMARM
2017 SMARM 2000 SMARM
2016 SMARM 1999 SMARM
2015 SMARM 1998 SMARM
2014 SMARM 1997 SMARM
2013 SMARM 1996 SMARM
2012 SMARM 1995 SMARM
2011 SMARM 1994 ARM
2010 SMARM 1993 ARM
2009 SMARM 1992 ARM
2008 SMARM 1991 ARM
2007 SMARM 1990 ARM
2006 SMARM 1989 1st ARM