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 2022 ALLOCATION

$2,370,000

FY 2023 BUDGET

$2,413,000

COST TO COMPLETE

N/A

FY 22 accomplishments

  • Inter-agency coordination and limited funding of the Dredged Material Management Office (DMMO) which coordinates, dredged material management for all in-bay dredging, and other annual activities required to manage the LTMS program.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) staff labor for the DMMO and other annual activities required to manage the LTMS program.
  • Plan Formulation for the Regional Dredge Material Management Plan, which will govern the O&M Navigation Program for the next 20+ years.
  • Service contracts with ERDC, SFEI, and USGS for Interagency Working Group coordination, Regional Analysis Report, Sediment Transport Modeling, Decision Support Tool, and Ecological Modeling.

FY 23 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.

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 strategic in-bay placement of sediment pilot study 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.  USACE dredging projects are allowed continued use of cost-effective aquatic placement in part due to the oversight and management of aquatic disposal provided by the DMMO.
  • 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,  (415) 503-6593

Updated on 14 February 2023

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