RDMMP Public Meetings


* The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers San Francisco District held a public meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 13 to present an overview of the District's Navigation Program. The meeting was part of an effort by the Corps to evaluate the agency's San Francisco Bay navigation program in order to best position the program for success over the next several decades. It took place from 6-8 p.m., at the Pinole Library located at 2935 Pinole Valley Rd, Pinole, Calif., 94585.


* The San Francisco District held a public meeting Friday, July 19 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Federal Building located at 90, 7th Street in San Francisco to provide additional details about the process for completing a Dredge Material Management Plan and to provide a forum for public comment and recommendations about the scope of this effort. The Corps seeks public input as we develop the Project Management Plan for the San Francisco DMMP.

AGENDA (7/19/19)







What is a Regional Dredge Material Management Plan?

The Corps of Engineers' mission to maintain safe and efficient navigation in the San Francisco Bay has been complicated by a budget that has not kept pace with the rising costs of dredging.   A key mission component is to develop a long-range plan for the placement of dredged material or what is known as a Dredge Material Management Plan or DMMP.  The San Francisco District has begun a regional approach to this that encompasses the 12 federally authorized channels in the Bay Area.

Draft Final Project Management Plan - 11.19.2020 


The San Francisco District recently completed preliminary assessments for the six deep-draft navigation projects of Oakland Harbor, Redwood City, Richmond, San Francisco Main Ship Channel, San Pablo Bay and Suisun Bay.   Preliminary assessments for the additional authorized channels -- Larkspur Ferry Channel, San Rafael Creek, Petaluma River, Napa River, Suisun Slough Channel, Jack D. Maltester Channel (San Leandro Marina) and Mare Island Strait will be completed in the next year. 

Preliminary assessments consist of a cursory revalidation of continued federal interest and of sufficient material placement capacity for, at a minimum, the next 20 years.  The assessments identify the interdependence of these projects given the current portfolio of shared placement locations.  Because of this, the San Francisco District is pursuing a single Regional Dredged Material Management Plan (RDMMP).  Currently, there are two active upland placement sites, four in-Bay sites, two sites just outside the Bay and the San Francisco deep ocean disposal site, 50 miles from the Bay.  Through these preliminary assessments and with the current regulations covering dredged material disposal, the District has concluded that a DMMP is necessary to address future placement capacities at these sites.

The District believes that future dredged material management will play an integral role in developing coordinated efforts that will allow for continued safe use of the federal channels and support ecosystem restoration and enhancement activities led by other agencies. 

RDMMP Virtual Charrettes

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers San Francisco District cordially invites you to participate in a series of virtual charrettes to discuss comments you submitted on the draft Project Management Plan (PMP) for the San Francisco Bay Regional Dredge Material Management Plan (RDMMP). We had planned for in-person charrettes but unfortunately, due to the pandemic, we can no longer do that. However, we value and appreciate your input, so we have decided to hold a series of virtual charrettes to address comments and scope supporting work products. These charrettes are organized into four comment categories including:

1: Toxicology - July 7, 2020 (Agenda / Slides / Minutes
2: Climate Change and Other Environmental Issues - July 9, 2020 (Agenda / Slides / Minutes)
3: Physical Processes -- sediment transport, sea walls, erosion controls, etc. (Agenda / Slides / Minutes) 
4: Economics, Social Studies, and Policies - July 16, 2020 (Agenda / Slides / Minutes)
5: Summary and Next Steps - July 21, 2020 (Agenda / Slides / Minutes)
(2020 South Atlantic Regional Biological Opinion Update Slides)
(Please review the meeting protocols and combined comments.)

The PMP serves as a roadmap and guides the overall scope, quality of work products, changes to the projects, risks to project execution and internal and external communication matrix. These charrettes will help us scope supporting products to frame sustainable dredging and placement solutions.


San Francisco Bay Regional Dredged Material Management Plan (draft Project Management Plan)

Fact Sheet