Dredging and Wetlands Restoration:
Who Pays for Beneficial Reuse?
Friday, November 15, 2013
8:30 am-12:30 pm
URS, 1333 Broadway, 8th Floor
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
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
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
Dilip Trivedi, Vice President, Moffatt & Nichol
Ellen Joslin Johnck, Principal, Ellen Johnck Consulting
Thank you to our Workshop Sponsors!