Ocean dumping requires a permit issued under the MPRSA. In the case of dredged material, the decision to issue a permit is made by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, using EPA´s environmental criteria and subject to EPA´s concurrence. EPA is responsible for designating recommended ocean dumping sites (through promulgation in the Code of Federal Regulations).
All proposed transportation of dredged material for disposal in ocean waters
Statute or Regulations:
Title I, Marine Protection Research and Sanctuaries Act (33 USC 1401 et seq.), Section 103