BPC Workshop: Dredging and Wetlands Restoration – Who Pays for Beneficial Reuse?


Dredging and Wetlands Restoration:

Who Pays for Beneficial Reuse?


Friday, November 15, 2013

8:30 am-12:30 pm

URS, 1333 Broadway, 8th Floor

Oakland, California


To quote the 12-Year Review Final Report of the  LTMS (Long Term Management Strategy for the Placement of Dredged Material in the San Francisco Bay Region), released in August of 2013: “More than 44% of the total volume of material dredged from the Bay during the past 12 years has been beneficially reused, which is significant… Substantial capacity for beneficial reuse still exists, but the distance of beneficial reuse sites from the majority of the dredging activity and the need for dredging projects to provide offloading equipment at certain sites remain challenges in providing economical reuse options.”

The LTMS review recommends that LTMS continue into the future, with the goal of achieving 80% beneficial reuse. 

The beneficial reuse of dredged sediment for purposes such as wetland creation and restoration, levee enhancement, upland placement for agricultural development, and more, is obviously a desirable option.  The South Bay Salt Ponds Restoration Project is a prime example of an opportunity to use dredged sediment in an environmentally beneficial manner. However, as always, economic and logistical challenges exist.

At this Workshop, we hope to tackle the challenging questions around how to achieve, and, especially, how to FUND, the beneficial reuse goals of the LTMS .



8:30 – 8:40       Arrival, Registration

8:40 – 8:45       Welcome – Scott Warner, BPC President

8:45 – 10:15     Panel 1: The Future of the LTMS and DMMO


                           Walton Gill, Government Affairs Manager, Chevron Richmond Refinery


                        Al Paniccia, Senior Project Manager, US Army Corps of Engineers, SF District       

                        Larry Goldzband, Executive Director, SF Bay Conservation and Development Commission

                                Larry Goldzband’s Power Point Slides (PDF)

                       Bruce Wolfe, Executive Director, SF Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board

                       Brian Ross, Dredging and Sediment Management Team, US EPA, Region 9

10:15 – 10:30   Break

10:30 – 11:00   Speaker: Jay Ach, Manager of Environmental & Regulatory Affairs, Port of San Francisco

                               Jay Ach’s Power Point Slides (PDF)

11:00-12:30     Panel 2: Wetlands Restoration and Beneficial Reuse


                           David Ivester, Partner, Briscoe Ivester & Bazel


                           Tom Gandesbery, Project Manager, State Coastal Conservancy            
                               Tom Gandesbery’s Power Point Slides (PDF)

                           John Bourgeois, Executive Project Manager, South Bay Salt Ponds Restoration Project

                               John Bourgeois’ Power Point Slides (PDF)

                            Dilip Trivedi, Vice President, Moffatt & Nichol

                               Dilip Trivedi’s Power Point Slides (PDF)

                           Ellen Joslin Johnck, Principal, Ellen Johnck Consulting

                            Ellen Johnck’s Power Point Slides


Thank you to our Workshop Sponsors!

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