WASHINGTON (CN) – The Environmental Protection Agency has designated the Guam Deep Ocean Disposal Site for permanent ocean dredged material, off the coast of Guam.
Dredging is essential for maintaining safe navigation at port and naval facilities in Apra Harbor and other places around Guam, according to the rule. Not all dredged materials are suitable for beneficial re-use (e.g., for habitat creation, construction material, or landfill cover), and not all suitable materials can be re-used or stockpiled for future use given costs, logistical constraints, and capacity of existing land disposal or re-handling sites, according to the agency.
Disposal operations at the site are limited to 1 million cubic yards per year, and must be conducted in accordance with the Site Management and Monitoring Plan and any project-specific permit conditions.
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