Water: Dredged Material Management
About the National Dredging Team
Overview: The National Dredging Team (NDT) is a federal interagency group working to ensure that dredging of U.S. harbors, channels, and waterways is conducted in a timely and cost-effective manner while meeting environmental protection, restoration, and enhancement goals.
Background: The NDT promotes national and regional consistency on dredging issues, and provides a mechanism for issue resolution and information exchange among federal, state, and local agencies and stakeholders. The NDT was established in 1995 to implement the recommendations in a 1994 Interagency Report (41 pp, 184K, About PDF) to the Secretary of Transportation on the dredging process. The NDT serves as a forum for promoting the implementation of the National Dredging Policy and the 2003 Action Agenda recommendations.
EPA and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers co-chair the NDT. Other members are the Maritime Administration, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Marine Fisheries Service and National Ocean Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the U.S. Coast Guard. The U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Geological Survey, and the U.S. Navy serve as participating agencies.