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GLDT Hosts Webinar on Corps Section 408 Projects

On October 15, the Great Lakes Dredging Team hosted a webinar on “Working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Sec. 408 projects.” The Corps Section 408 policy, starting September 10, 2018, established the process and criteria the Corps uses to review requests to alter Corps Civil Works projects,… Read More

EPA Releases Second Report on Hudson River Superfund Project

On April 11, EPA released its second five-year review report for the Hudson River PCBs Superfund Site. The report looked to determine if the remedy was successful, as outlined by the 2002 Record of Decision (ROD). For now, EPA will defer its final determination about the protectiveness of the remedy… Read More

WEDA Midwest Chapter Meeting Talks Safety, Hydrographic Surveying and Sediment Analysis

The Western Dredging Association (WEDA) Midwest Chapter meeting took place in Memphis, Tennessee, from March 6 to March 8. About 70 members attended to hear presentations on safety issues, hydrographic surveying innovations and sediment analysis. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Dredge Quality Management Program and Corps district offices in… Read More

President’s FY2020 Budget Supports Two Major Port Projects

The President’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Budget includes $138 million for the 52-foot Charleston Harbor deepening project, a milestone that provides an opportunity for the project to receive Congressional funding for construction. The Port of Corpus Christi’s Ship Channel Improvement Project (CIP) was funded at $53 million in the proposed… Read More

Washington Considers New Permit for Suction Dredging

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is seeking public comments on proposed rules that would require a standard state hydraulics permit to use a suction dredge to prospect for gold or other minerals in or near state waters. The rule would require applicants to submit… Read More

Corps Engages Stakeholders for P3 Project Pilot Program

On February 1, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced a Request for Information (RFI) about the conceptual delivery of a Corps Civil Works program via a public private partnership (P3). The RFI, published in the federal register, opened a 60-day submission period for proposed P3 projects. The program will… Read More

Corps Seeks Comments for Port Tampa Bay Expansion

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District has published a public notice for the proposed Port Tampa Bay expansion project. The permit applicant proposes to dredge and expand existing port facilities to accommodate additional demand for deep-water cargo service in the Port Tampa Bay area. The proposal seeks… Read More