Mississippi River Gulf Outlet Ocean Dredged Material Disposal Site Designation: environmental impact statement: final.




U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 6

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 6


PURPOSE AND NEED - The purpose of this final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is to evaluate the MRGO Ocean Dredged Material Disposal Site (ODMDS) as an appropriate EPA designated site. This site, at the gulfward end of the MRGO has been used for disposal of dredged material by the Corps of Engineers (COE) since 1958. It received interim designation by EPA in 1977. Designation of the MRGO ODMDS would provide an environmentally acceptable site for figure disposal of dredged material that is in compliance with the Marine Protection, Research and Sanctuaries Act (MPRSA) of 1972ALTERNATIVES - Alternatives considered in this EIS include: 1. No Action. 2. Relocation of the ODMDS to an alternate ocean area; near-shore, mid-shelf, or off-shelf sites. 3. Non-ocean disposal - beach nourishment and land disposal. 4. Preferred-designation of the interim MRGO ODMDS.


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dredging, environmental aspects, inland navigation, environmental protection, hazardous wastes, refuse, refuse disposal, sewage