San Francisco Bay LTMS

SAN FRANCISCO BAY LONG TERM MANAGEMENT STRATEGY
OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE

Management Plan 2001 (Long-Term Management Strategy for the Placement of Dredged Material in the San Francisco Bay Region)

PROJECT LOCATION AND DESCRIPTION

The project area includes San Francisco, San Pablo, and Suisun Bays in California. The goals for the Long-Term Management Strategy (LTMS) are to maintain in an economically and environmentally sound manner navigation channels in San Francisco Bay; conduct dredged material disposal in the most environmentally sound manner; maximize the use of dredged material as a resource; and maintain the cooperative permitting framework for dredging/disposal. All management activities are designed to accomplish these goals.

 

TOTAL FUNDING

 

TOTAL COST

N/A

FEDERAL COST

N/A

NON-FEDERAL COST

N/A

 

 

FISCAL YEAR 2023 ALLOCATION

$2,408,280

FY 2024 BUDGET

$7,994,000

COST TO COMPLETE

N/A

 

FY23 ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Continued Inter-agency coordination and limited funding of the Dredged Material Management Office (DMMO), including USACE staff, which coordinates, dredged material management for all in-bay dredging, and other annual activities required to manage the LTMS program.
  • Continued Plan Formulation, detailed recommended plan, targeted completion of the RDMMP, contracting NEPA analysis, and public outreach.
  • Regional Analysis Report completed to address data gaps identified by Inter-Agency Working Group.

FY24 ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Draft array of alternatives circulated for tenative comments from section chiefs.
  • DQC targeted for spring, followed by ATR in early-summer.
  • NEPA Public Review scheduled for summer.
  • Remaining gap analysis efforts (Sediment Transport Modeling, Ecological Modeling, Benefit Analysis, Sediment Montoring Framework) will complete final reports, or progress to contribute to future RDMMP updates.

ISSUES AND OTHER INFORMATION

  • Dredging and disposal costs continue to rise with decreased disposal site capacity coupled with increased pressure by Regulatory Agencies to beneficially reuse sediment.
  • As part of Regional Sediment Management activities, the 1122 pilot study on strategic in-bay placement of sediment is a key component in the identification and development of placement alternatives and driver in O&M cost reduction.
  • The DMMO is a critical component of the San Francisco Bay LTMS for management of unconfined aquatic placement and beneficial use of dredged material. 
  • This iteration of the RDMMP aims to be completed and the recommended regional base plan approved in time for FY25 dredging season. Future updates with a 5-year horizon will follow subsequently, especially as new study, survey, and placement site data become available.

CONGRESSIONAL INTEREST

  •   2nd District, Rep. Jared Huffman
  •   4th District, Rep. Mike Thompson
  •   7th District, Rep. Doris Matsui
  •   8th District, Rep. John Garamendi
  •   9th District, Rep. Josh Harder
  • 10th District, Rep. Mark DeSaulnier
  • 11th District, Rep. Nancy Pelosi
  • 12th District, Rep. Barbara Lee
  • 14th District, Rep. Eric Swalwell
  • 15th District, Rep. Kevin Mullin
  • 16th District, Rep. Anna Eshoo
  • 17th District, Rep. Ro Khanna

POINT OF CONTACT

  • Deputy for Project Management, Thomas R. Williams, 415-503-6560

Updated on 5 March 2024

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