WRDA 2016, Section 1122 Beneficial Use of Dredge Material

Section 1122 of the Water Resources Development Act of 2016 requires USACE to establish a pilot program to carry out 10 projects for the beneficial use of dredged material. The Corps of Engineers solicited proposals through a Federal Register Notice on February 9, 2018. Ninety-five proposals were received by the closing date and they were evaluated by Regional and Headquarters Teams against the statutory guidance in the Act. There are many worthwhile proposals among the 95 submittals which came from 29 states and Puerto Rico.
 
On October 10, 2018, the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works signed the programmatic Environmental Assessment and FONSI describing the selection process and recommending ten projects for the Pilot Program.

2018 Project Portfolios

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  • HarborRock - Savannah
  • Jekyll Island Beneficial Use of Dredged Material
  • Haleiwa Small Boat Harbor Maintenance Dredging and Beach Restoration
  • LRD
    • Public Beach Protection Pilot in Four Illinois Coastal Communities
  • MVD
    • Beardstown, Illinois; Beardstown Marina Mile 88
    • Peoria Lakes Comprehensive Conservation Plan in Peoria, Illinois
  • LRD - The Portage-IN Beach Restoration Project
 
  • NWD - Flood Risk Reduction Levee Improvements - Council Bluffs Levee Program
  • MVD - Guttenberg Pool 10 Beach
  • SWD - John Redmond Dredging Initiative
  • NWD - Tuttle Creek Lake Water Injection Dredging (WID) Demonstration Project
  • Atchafalaya River to Avoca Island Beneficial Use Project (AABU)
  • Beneficial Use of Dredge Material – A Phased Approach to Move Dredged Material from the Lower Atchafalaya River to the Atchafalaya Delta Wildlife Management Area and Point Au Fer Island AKA Atchafalaya Delta Marsh Restoration Project, Atchafalaya 2
  • Beneficial Use of Dredged Material for Environmental Restoration and Storm Damage Risk Reduction
  • Beneficial Use of Dredged Material for West Fifi Island Restoration and Storm Damage Risk Reduction for Grand Isle
  • Cameron-Creole Watershed Marsh Creation Project
  • Central Wetlands Marsh Creation
  • Programmatic beneficial use of Lower Atchafalaya River sediments to create coastal habitats AKA Beneficial Use of Atchafalaya bar channel fluff for nourishment on Point Au Fer Island, St Mary Parish, LA, Atchafalaya 1
  • Pilottown Anchorage Restoration Project
  • Red Eye Crossing
  • Sawdust Bend Habitat Creation
  • Southwest Pass Bar Channel
  • South Pass Wetland Creation and Hydrologic Restoration Project
  • Terrebonne Port Commission (TPC) Sediment Trap for the Houma Navigation Canal (HNC) Bar Channel
  • Stratton Island Restoration
  • Fleming Park: Urban Thin Layer Placement Pilot Project
  • Smith Island Dredged Material Coordination Program
  • Sparrows Point Northwest Offshore Sediments Site Mitigation/Restoration Project
  • Northeast Regional Beneficial Use Pilot Project
  • North Terminal Construction & Phase V Maintenance Dredging Project
  • LRD
    • Characterization Tool Box for Dredge Sediment and By-product Recycling to Produce Sustainable Designer Soil
  • MVD
    • HVRC&D Biochar
    • Pigs Eye Lake Beneficial Use of Dredged Material
    • Reuse of Upper Mississippi Channel Dredging Sediments
    • Waterfront Enhancements
  • Deer Island Lagoon Project
  • Greenwood Island Expansion Project
  • Substrate Stabilization for the Restoration of Oyster Resources in the Mississippi Sound, MS through the Beneficial Use of Dredged Sediments

 

  • New Madrid County Port Authority North of Harbor Property
  • Potential Uses for Dredged Material From the Niobrara River in North Central Nebraska
  • Beneficial Use Placement Opportunities in the State of New Jersey Using Navigation Channel Sediments: Barnegat Inlet
  • Storm Damage Reduction and Habitat Enhancement Using Dredged Material
  • Protecting Maurice River Inlet with Hybrid Breakwaters and Beneficial Use of Dredged Material--Commercial Township, Cumberland County, NJ
  • Morehead City Harbor, Beneficial Use of the Dredged Material Program
  • Cape Fear Bird Islands
  • Cub Creek Habitat Restoration and Beneficial Use of Dredged Material
  • HarborRock, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Toledo Harbor Dredged Material Distribution and Agricultural Application Network
  • Federal PWI 73883 Dredge Recycling Depot Involving Delaware River Commercial Federal Waterway with Category I and II Industrial Rail and Federal Interstate 295 at Exit 19
  • Condado Lagoon
  • Crab Bank Seabird Sanctuary
  • Charleston Inner/Lower Harbor
  • Hickory Cove Marsh Restoration and Living Shoreline
  • Galveston Island Beneficial Use for Sustaining Habitat and Tourism
  • Permanent Pipeline for Conveying Dredge Material to Nueces Bay for Beneficial Use
  • Port Freeport Placement Area (PA) 85 Dredged Material Harvesting
  • Galveston Inner Bar Channel
  • Restoration of Barrier Islands along Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW) West Galveston
  • South Padre Island
  • Eastern Shore of Virginia Seaside Barrier Islands and Back-barrier Saltmarsh
  • Tangier Island
  • Cape Henry Federal Navigation Channel
  • Hampton Roads Regional Sediment Management Project
  • York Spit Federal Navigation Channel
  • Grays Harbor South Jetty Sand Placement Pilot Project
  • Grays Harbor
  • Columbia River Bar, mouth of the Columbia River
  • Mint Farm Industrial Park - Phase II
  • Port of Seattle Terminal 5 (T5) Nearshore Habitat Restoration Project
  • South Bachelor Island Wetland Connection and Habitat Restoration project
  • Snohomish County Nearshore Restoration Project
  • Woodland Islands Beneficial Use of Dredged Material Ecosystem Restoration Project
  • Mississippi River Upper Pool 4, Pierce County Islands and Head of Lake Pepin Backwater Complex - Beneficial Use of Dredged Material
  • Willwood Dam – Shoshone River, WY Accumulated Sediment Removal and Reuse

Pilot Projects

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Project Name

 

 

Proposals for Recommendation

CA

SPD

Restoring San Francisco Bay’s Natural Infrastructure with Dredged Sediment: Strategic Placement

HI

POD

Haleiwa Small Boat Harbor Maintenance Dredging and Beach Restoration

IL

LRD

Public Beach Protection Pilot in Four Illinois Coastal Communities

MS

SAD

Deer Island Lagoon Project

NJ

NAD

Beneficial Use Placement Opportunities in the State of New Jersey Using Navigation Channel Sediments: Barnegat Inlet

PR

SAD

Condado Lagoon

SC

SAD

Crab Bank Seabird Sanctuary

TX

SWD

Hickory Cove Marsh Restoration and Living Shoreline

WA

NWD

Grays Harbor South Jetty Sand Placement Pilot Project

WI

MVD

Mississippi River Upper Pool 4, Pierce County Islands and Head of Lake Pepin Backwater Complex - Beneficial Use of Dredged Material