Technical Committee

Purpose

The focus of the Technical Committee is on actual operations involving navigation dredging and dredged material management in Great Lakes federally authorized harbors and waterways.

Priorities

  • Beneficial use of dredged material
  • Open water placement
  • Environmental dredging windows
  • Mitigation for loss of open water habitat
  • Delisting Areas of Concern (AOCs)

Regional Beneficial Use Testing Manual

The GLDT technical committee held a webinar on Friday November 18, 2016 regarding the Draft Regional Beneficial Use Manual. Slides from the webinar are available here. This is the first webinar held by the US Army Corps of Engineers to introduce the GLDT to this new draft testing manual, which is intended to provide technical guidance for evaluating the suitability of dredged material for beneficial use in both aquatic and terrestrial environments in the Great Lakes Region. The manual is currently out for review by all interested parties. The last page of the webinar slides contains notes from the webinar. Contact information for any questions regarding the Draft Regional Beneficial Use Manual is provided in the webinar slides.

Action Plan

Technical Committee Work Plan for 2016 – 2017 (PDF)

Committee Co-Chairs

Jennifer Miller, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
James Sharrow, Duluth Seaway Port Authority