EBC Ocean and Coastal Resources Program: Managing Contaminated Coastal Dredge Material


Date: September 27, 2019


Phone: (617) 505-1818

Email: [email protected]


Environmental Business Council of New England

There are unique challenges related to planning and implementing a coastal dredge project when the sediment to be dredged is found to be contaminated under state or federal regulations. The challenges often start with the logistics and requirements of the sample collection and analytical testing phase and include identifying and obtaining the necessary permits to authorize the removal and disposal of the contaminated dredged material. Often, one of the biggest challenge is identifying an economically viable and environmentally feasible disposal option for the contaminated material.

This EBC Ocean and Coastal Resources program will provide an overview of the various challenges associated with addressing contaminated coastal and marine dredged material, including general permitting requirements, case studies and, creative solutions for managing and disposing of the contaminated sediment.

The program will bring together experts including regulatory agency representatives, consultants and contractors to provide lessons learned and case studies of recent coastal dredging projects. The regulatory representatives will provide an agency perspective regarding considerations during project reviews. The consultant presentations will provide perspectives on how project development and permitting professionals account for the unique challenges associated with implementing a contaminated sediment dredging project. The contractor presentation will discuss innovative aquatic placement alternatives with beneficial use, such as Pneumatic Flow Tube Mixing, that are currently garnering attention of the industry and regulators alike.

A panel discussion will follow the formal presentations.

Final Agenda – Ocean and Coastal Resources Program: Managing Contaminated Coastal Dredge Material

General Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this meeting (3.5 training contact hours). Please select this option during registration if you wish to receive a certificate.


Program Chair:

  • Michele Simoneaux, Senior Project Manager, Stantec


  • Geoffrey Schwartz, P.E., Senior Project Manager, GZA
  • Paul Sokoloff, Project Manager, Stantec
  • Eric Stern, Director of Sediment Management, Tipping Point Resources Group, LLC
  • Steven Wolf, Environmental Scientist, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District
  • David Wong, Environmental Analyst, 401 Water Quality Certification Program, Massachusetts DEP

Attendee List

Magdalena Ayed, The Harborkeepers, Executive Director
Melissa Beauchemin, EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc., PBC Senior Scientist
Susan Cahalan, CHANGE, President and National Director, Renewables and Energy
John Colbert, GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc., Associate Principal
John Crowther, Stantec Principal, Environmental Services
Jerome Cura, Woods Hole Group, Senior Scientist
Tony Delano, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering Technical Lead
Terry Driscoll, The Driscoll Co, President
Leslie Fields, Woods Hole Group, Senior Coastal Geologist, CFM
Will Humphries, AECOM, Senior Project Manager
Alfred Kovalik, Tipping Point Resources Group, LLC, President and COO
Thomas Liddy, Lucas Environmental, LLC, Project Manager/Scientist
Paul Mancuso, BSC Group
Stephen Matic
Amanda Maxemchuk, BMT, Senior Marine Biologist
Gregg McBride, GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc, Senior Principal
Nick Mucci, Clean Earth, Bus Dvlp
Chester Myers, Massachusetts Port Authority, Senior Waterfront Project Manager
Daniel Nein, Stantec Consulting Services Inc., Senior Associate
Jim Occhialini, Alpha Analytical, Vice President
Addison Ochs, ESS Group, Inc., Staff Scientist
Hannah Raddatz, BSC Group, Wetland Scientist
Deborah Rutecki, Normandeau Associates, Inc, Senior Scientist
Thomas Saccoccio, SAGE Environmental, Inc., Senior Project Manager
Edward Sailer, Fuss & O’Neill, Inc., Associate
Sean Scannell, Epsilon Associates, Staff Coastal Scientist
Chris Stockwell, SumCo Eco-Contracting, Chief of Project Development
Maura Surprenant, AECOM, Senior Scientist/Program Manager
Curt Thalken, Normandeau Associates Inc., Chief Operating Officer
Jeremy Thebodo, Alpha Analytical, Technical Sales Associate
Russell Titmuss, GEI Consultants Inc, Senior Project Manager
Matthew Waldrip, Eversource, Senior Environmental Specialist

The available presentations from the EBC Ocean and Coastal Resources Program: Managing Contaminated Coastal Dredge Material completed on September 27, 2019, can be viewed below.

Final Presentations – Ocean and Coastal Resources Program: Managing Contaminated Coastal Dredge Material

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