International Dredging Review

International Dredging Review

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

Dredging Regs Tough to Deal With

Dredging Regs Tough to Deal With Survey FindsA recent survey of marina operators found that environmental regulations that involve dredging and disposal of dredged material are the most difficult for marinas to deal with. The survey was conducted by Applied Technology & Management Inc. an environmental coastal and water resources engineering firm in Mount Pleasant South Carolina. Read More

Contractors Protest Safety Manual Change

The Corps of Engineers Safety Office presented proposed revisions to their official safety manual to industry in late 2002 giving contractors just four days to respond to the changes in the comprehensive document. The Dredging Contractors of America (DCA) and the Associated General Contractors (AGC) informed LTG Robert H. Flowers chief of engineers that this was not sufficient time to review the changes and were granted a 30-day delay. Read More