In 1983, Bay Planning Coalition was founded upon the regulatory issues surrounding dredging. For nearly 40 years, BPC has been advocating for rational dredging, regulatory and permitting efficiency, and beneficial reuse of dredged sediment as a means to grow the regional economy in an increasing environmentally sustainable way. Dredging of the Bay’s naturally shallow waters is not only critical to facilitating goods movement in and out of Northern California ports and expanding the region’s water transit services, but it also provides a source of sediment that can be used to buffer our shorelines to be more resilient against sea level rise, while also providing a myriad of ecological benefits.
Dredging & Beneficial Reuse 2022 Policy Goals:
- Advocate for new LTMS that allows for increased in-bay disposal and decreases dredging costs.
- Directing funds to dredge-related science through the SFEI Regional Monitoring Program.
- Identify and pursue opportunities to secure funding for projects and studies related to dredging.
- Championing beneficial reuse of dredged sediment for shoreline resiliency projects.
- Josh Gravenmier, Arcadis
- Scott Bodensteiner, Haley & Aldrich
- Jan Novak, Port of Oakland
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Dredging & Beneficial Reuse News:
- Notice of Preparation of a Draft Environmental Impact Report and Public Scoping Meetings for the Turning Basins Widening StudyIn accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the Port of Oakland (Port) is preparing an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) to evaluate the potential widening of Oakland’s turning basins. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), in partnership with the Port, is performing a feasibility study to improve the efficiency of vessels entering and […]
- ENS Federal Report – April 8th 2022Senate Subcommittee Kicks Off FY 23 Spending Proposal Hearing This past week, Senate Committee on Appropriations’ Subcommittee on Energy and Water convened to review the Biden funding request of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR). Testifying before Chairman Dianne Feinstein and her subcommittee members were Mike Connor, Assistant […]
- ESA: President’s Letter & 2022 UpdatesIn tandem with our expanded technical capabilities, we continue to deliver for our clients across the US as they continue in their important work of advancing resilience, climate mitigation, and critical infrastructure, all while navigating regulatory changes. This issue of ESA Connects features our ongoing work in Florida for more resilient shorelines, work with clients to set […]