US Army Corps of Engineers
San Francisco District

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 is the San Francisco Bay in California. Policy objectives of the Long Term Management Strategy (LTMS) are to identify an acceptable array of dredge material disposal sites, develop management, economic and environmental plans for these sites, implement a decision making framework for site usage, streamline permit procedures, and establish long term site monitoring.

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TOTAL FUNDING:
TOTAL COST:
$ N/A
FEDERAL COST:
$ N/A
NON-FEDERAL COST:
$ N/A
TOTAL FEDERAL COST THROUGH FY 2006:
$1,420,000
FY 2007 BUDGET:
$0 1/
COST TO COMPLETE:
$ N/A

FY 06 AND FY 07 ACCOMPLISHMENTS: FY06 efforts are to continue funding Dredged Material Management Office (DMMO) labor in support of LTMS efforts; continue scientific research to validate 'environmental dredging windows' (the times of year during which dredging is allowed, established to protect certain species of fish under the purview of the Endangered Species Act); continue preparation of the Regional Dredged Material Management Plan/Environmental Impact Study (DMMP/EIS); and continue to study the relationship of methyl mercury generation to wetlands creation at Hamilton Wetlands Restoration site. FY07 efforts include continued labor funding for DMMO; continue environmental windows studies; complete the Regional DMMP/EIS; and complete methyl mercury data analysis and develop model.

ISSUES AND OTHER INFORMATION: Additional funds will be required to complete the study on effects of mercury methylation in wetland restoration projects using dredge material, and to continue preparation of the Regional DMMP/EIS. Lack of funds will result in a delay in addressing the methylmercury issue, which could impact the implementation of LTMS by limiting beneficial reuse sites for Federal dredging projects, resulting in disposal options that have no environmental benefit and potentially higher costs.

CONGRESSIONAL INTEREST: 1st District, Rep. Mike Thompson; 3rd, Rep. Dan Lungren; 6th, Rep. Lynn Woolsey; 7th, Rep. George Miller; 8th, Rep. Nancy Pelosi; 9th, Rep. Barbara Lee; 10th, Rep. Ellen Tauscher; 11th, Rep. Richard Pombo; 12th, Rep. Tom Lantos; 13th, Rep. Pete Stark; 14th, Rep. Anna Eshoo; 15th, Rep. Mike Honda; 16th, Rep. Zoe Lofgren

POINT OF CONTACT: San Francisco District, (415) 503-6720

For questions, suggestions, or comments: cespn-pm@usace.army.mil

Contact

General Questions
415-503-6708
450 Golden Gate
San Francisco, CA 94102