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Ocean Dumping Permit - Dredged Material

Responsible Agency: 
USACE
Description: 
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).
Activity/Trigger: 
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
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