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 - 5.17.2021 


The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), San Francisco District (SPN) is responsible for the Operations and Maintenance (O&M) dredging program in San Francisco Bay that includes a network of federal navigation projects. The execution of this O&M dredging program requires a strategic and regional, systems-level approach that addresses multiple sediment management challenges, including limited dredged sediment placement capacity and the best approaches for the beneficial reuse of dredged sediment. SPN recently began developing a Regional Dredged Material Management Plan (RDMMP) for the O&M dredging program that will outline the approach and identify specific measures necessary to manage the volume of dredged sediment over the next 20 years. Phase 1 of RDMMP development includes completion of a Gaps Analysis that addresses key knowledge gaps with respect to dredged sediment management, and the development of scopes of work for studies that address those knowledge gaps. Phase 2 focuses on execution of the studies for addressing knowledge gaps and developing the plan for dredged sediment management based on the findings from the studies.

Current Update:  In partnership with Engineering Research Design Center (ERDC), The San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI) has been contracted to coordinate the Interagency Working Group (IWG) for Phase 1 of RDMMP development . The primary role of the IWG is to provide expert advice and review of work products associated with the RDMMP Gaps Analysis that was acquired during the charrettes in July 2020 . SFEI will help prioritize the knowledge gaps as identified by the project team and IWG to develop the initial scopes of work to address those knowledge gaps. The draft-final PMP will include the initial scopes of work.

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.