Beneficial Uses of Dredged Material. Proceedings of the First Interagency Workshop, 7-9 October 1986, Pensacola, Florida
Landin, M.C., and H.K. Smith
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Basic workshop objectives were to improve awareness and acceptability of beneficial use options for dredged material disposal; to discuss past, current, and future beneficial use applications; to identify innovative and untested beneficial uses; and to contribute to the development of logical beneficial use strategy reflected in long-term planning and management. Foremost for all participants at the workshop was the creation and cultivation of an atmosphere of cooperation, communication, and coordination amond Federal and State agencies, the dredging industry, port and maritime administrations, and public and private concerns. Workshop participants arrived at several important conclusions: (a) beneficial uses already made have been significant; (b) the CE could do more with the beneficial uses concept if it had greater authority to do so; (c) in some areas such as marine fisheries, there are still needs for baseline data on beneficial use sites; (d) every effort to continue seeking beneficial uses should be made; (e) every effort to continue close communications, cooperation, and coordination with other agencies, offices, and concerns must be made; (f) another interagency workshop should be held in 12 to 18 months.