USACE Selects 10 Beneficial Use Dredge Material Projects

The Army Corps announced last Friday, December 28, in the Federal Register the selection of ten pilot projects pursuant to Section 1122 of the Water Resources Development Act of 2016.

Section 1122 of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016 requires USACE to establish a pilot program to recommend ten projects for the beneficial use of dredged material.

In response to a Federal Register Notice issued on February 9, 2018, the Corps received 95 proposals for beneficial use of dredged material.

According to the Corps, those 95 proposals were evaluated by a team of subject matter experts. Based on criteria contained in Section 1122, ten projects were selected as having a high likelihood of delivering environmental, economic, and social benefits described in the proposals, and exhibit geographic diversity.

The ten recommended projects, listed alphabetically by state/territory follow:

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