||Application of a Hazard Assessment Research Strategy to the Ocean Disposal of a Dredged Material: Overview.
Gentile, J. H. ;
Pesch, G. G. ;
Dillon, T. M. ;
||Environmental Research Lab., Narragansett, RI. ;Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station, Vicksburg, MS. Environmental Lab.
Water pollution ;
Sediment transport ;
Ocean waste disposal ;
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Under the Marine Protection, Research and Sanctuaries Act the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has responsibility for establishing and applying criteria for reviewing and evaluating permits for dumping wastes into the ocean, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE) has responsibility for issuing permits for the disposal of dredged material into the ocean. After several years of operational experience, the EPA and the COE have reexamined the strengths and weaknesses of the permit program and the general state of the art in sediment testing for the evaluation of the disposal of dredged material into the marine environment. The chapter describes a predictive hazard assessment strategy and decision rationale for disposal that can be used as the basis for revisions both in the ocean dumping regulations and in the permitting program.