Accession Number : ADA338883

Title :   Evaluation of Dredged Material Proposed For Discharge in Waters of the U.S. - Testing Manual. Inland Testing Manual

Corporate Author : ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY WASHINGTON DC OFFICE OF WATER

PDF Url : ADA338883

Report Date : FEB 1998

Pagination or Media Count : 571

Abstract : U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) document "Evaluation of Dredged Material Proposed for Discharge in Waters of the U.S. - Testing Manual." This document is commonly referred to as the "Inland Testing Manual" (ITM). The purpose of the ITM is to provide guidance regarding technical protocols under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (CWA) for evaluating proposed discharges of dredged material associated with navigational dredging projects into waters of the United States. This memorandum provides background information on the ITM, describes its scope and applicability, and outlines a schedule for its implementation. In accordance with that schedule, the ITM will be phased in over the next 18 months.

Descriptors :   *ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, *WATER QUALITY, *DREDGED MATERIALS, TEST AND EVALUATION, CHEMICAL CONTAMINATION, TOXICITY, WATER POLLUTION, WASTE DISPOSAL, WETLANDS, DREDGING, SEDIMENTS, MANUALS, WATER ANALYSIS.

Subject Categories : Water Pollution and Control
      Solid Wastes Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE