2019 Sediments Conference: Abstracts Due June 29

    Abstracts Due June 29, 2018 The Call for Abstracts is now available. Please review the abstract format/content requirements and the tentative technical topic list, then submit your abstract to be included in the multilevel review that will begin in July 2018.   Major Topic Areas Not an exhaustive list, abstracts are welcome on all relevant topics. ·     […]

DMMO Meeting Agenda for April 4, 2018

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BPC Submits Letter of Support for Coastal Conservancy’s Beneficial Use Pilot Program Proposal

On February 9, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) opened solicitation for proposals for the beneficial use of dredged material pilot program pursuant to Section 1122 of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016. Under the program, ten pilot project sites will be selected to maximize the beneficial placement of dredged material from […]

State Water Board Anticipates Revised Draft for Waters of the State Procedures to be Released in May

BPC CEO John Coleman participated in a conference call on February 16th updating interested stakeholders on the State Water Resources Control Board’s (State Water Board) proposal to include a “State Wetlands Definition and Procedures for Discharges of Dredged or Fill Material to Waters of the State” in the forthcoming Water Quality Control Plan for Inland […]

BPC Convenes Congressional Meeting to Discuss Dredging for Richmond Outer Harbor & Pinole Shoal Channels

BPC has been working with key regulatory agencies and stakeholders to understand the limited dredging schedule that was implemented for the Richmond Outer Harbor channel and subsequently the Pinole Shoal channel in 2017. On February 1st, Congressmen Mark DeSaulnier (District 11) and Mike Thompson (District 5) convened a meeting with BPC and key stakeholders, including: U.S. […]

US Army Corps of Engineers Releases WRDA 2016 Implementation Guidance

US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Headquarters released Implementation Guidance this month for WRDA (Water Resources Development Act) 2016. In it includes Guidance for Section 1122 (Beneficial Use of Dredged Material, Special Rule and Disposal at Non-Federal Cost), which BPC and other key organizations helped to develop. We continue to advocate at the highest level […]

DMMO Meeting Agenda for Jan. 24, 2018

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BPC Continues Advocacy Around Limited Richmond Outer Harbor Dredging Schedule

As we reported in our November Newsletter, Douglas W. Lamont, the Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) recently provided a response to a letter sent in September by Rep. Mark DeSaulnier and Rep. Mike Thompson regarding the limited dredging schedule of the Richmond Outer Harbor and the Pinole […]

USACE Responds to Congressional Inquiry Regarding Limited Dredging Schedule

On November 1, Douglas W. Lamont, the Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) provided a response to a letter sent in September by Rep. Mark DeSaulnier and Rep. Mike Thompson regarding the limited dredging schedule of the Richmond Outer Harbor and Pinole Shoal that was announced by […]

BPC Dredging Workshop Looks at Planning, Permitting, and Funding for 2018 and Beyond

For over 30 years, BPC has worked to ensure that the region’s channels and harbors are dredged to adequate navigation depths and to advocate for an economic and science based approach for a rational dredging policy in the san Francisco Bay-Delta region. While the region and its issues related to the maritime industry have evolved […]