Water: Dredged Material Management
Ocean Dumping Sites for Dredged Material
Most of the dredged material disposed in the ocean is disposed at sites specifically designated by EPA for dredged material disposal under section 102 of the MPRSA. The Army Corps of Engineers is required to use such sites for ocean disposal to the extent feasible. EPA´s ocean dumping regulations at 40 C.F.R. Part 228 provide the criteria and procedures for the designation and management of ocean disposal sites, and list the currently designated sites by EPA region. The Corps is also authorized to select sites for ocean disposal under section 103 of the MPRSA, with EPA concurrence, if use of an EPA-designated site is not feasible.