Dredged Material Management Office

450 Golden Gate

San Francisco, CA 94102

(415) 503-2936

Dredged Material Management Office (DMMO)

Welcome to the Dredged Material Management Office (DMMO) Internet information server.  This Internet site provides information regarding navigational dredging projects processed through the DMMO in the San Francisco Bay area.

The DMMO is a joint program of the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission(BCDC), San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board (RWQCB), State Lands Commission(SLC), the San Francisco District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE), and the U.S. Environmental Protection  Agency  (EPA).   Also participating are the California Department of Fish and Game, the National Marine Fisheries Service, and the Fish and Wildlife Service who provide advice and expertise to the process.  The purpose of the DMMO is to cooperatively review sediment quality sampling plans, analyze the results of sediment quality sampling and make suitability determinations for material proposed for disposal in San Francisco Bay.  The Goal of  this interagency group is to increase efficiency and coordination between the member agencies and to foster a comprehensive and consolidated approach to handling dredged material management issues.  Applicants using DMMO fill out one application form, which the agencies then jointly review at bi-weekly meetings before issuing their respective authorizations.

Public Notice PN 96-3 describes the DMMO, the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) implementing the DMMO, and the DMMO application form with instructions all working under the General Operating Principles. (Please click on appropriate subject for further information.) 

Listening Session Notes - January 30, 2003

DMMO Annual Reports

San Francisco Estuary Institute's Dredger Web Page:

To obtain additional information regarding sediment sampling and testing requirements, or development of sampling and analysis plans, contact DMMO staff  (415) 503-6775