​South Carolina Ports Authority contracted ANAMAR to conduct a dredged material evaluation to determine suitability of sediment at four terminals for ocean disposal.

Project Statute

  • MPRSA Section 103

South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) contracted ANAMAR to obtain necessary permits for the ocean disposal of suitable dredged material from the Wando Welch, Columbus Street, Union Pier, and Hugh K. Leatherman, Sr. Terminals. Prior to this effort, these terminals only had permits approved for upland disposal of dredged material. This project involved evaluation of dredge material for both routine maintenance and new work dredging. An ocean disposal permit provided SCPA with more dredged material placement options. In support of the dredged material testing and evaluation conducted pursuant to MPRSA Section 103, the ANAMAR team collected sediment samples and conducted physical/chemical, toxicological, and bioaccumulation evaluations following guidance and procedures described in the Southeast Region Implementation Manual (SERIM). This project was performed on a compressed schedule to accommodate the planned dredging schedule. February 2019, EPA provided concurrence for ocean disposal of dredged material and USACE approved the dredging permits within the timeframe needed to meet the next dredging cycle schedule.