ANAMAR was subcontracted by Terracon Consultants, Inc. to conduct an MPRSA Section 103 sediment testing study intended to determine the suitability of new work dredged material from the Wando Welch Terminal wharf extension and barge operation project area for ocean disposal in the Charleston Ocean Dredged Material Disposal Site (ODMDS). 

Project Statute

  • MPRSA Section 103
The South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) proposed for construction an extension to the existing Wando Welch Terminal (WWT) to include berth area, access channel, and wharf to accommodate barge operations intended to facilitate interterminal transfer of containers to SCPA intermodal terminals. This project was designed to increase container throughput of WWT and decrease impacts of overland transfer of containers from WWT to intermodal terminals using existing road links.ANAMAR prepared a Sampling and Analysis Plan, facilitated agency coordination with the US Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District and EPA Region 4 on behalf of the South Carolina Ports Authority, and provided oversight and quality assurance services for sample analysis conducted by NELAP-accredited laboratories for physical, chemical, and toxicological analysis of sediment, site water, elutriate, and tissue, including bioassay and bioaccumulation testing. ANAMAR compiled resulting data and generated appropriate reports and related deliverables required to secure EPA concurrence required for ocean disposal of dredged material pursuant to MPRSA Section 103 and local and regional regulatory requirements.