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The primary statutes governing the open-water disposal of dredged material in the United States are the MPRSA and the Clean Water Act (CWA). The waters of Long Island Sound are
Therefore, EPA has decided to prepare an SEIS to evaluate the two current sites used in eastern Long Island Sound as well as other sites for, and means of, disposal and management, including the no action alternative. The SEIS will support the EPA's final decision on whether one or more dredged material disposal sites will be designated under the MPRSA. The SEIS will include analysis applying the five general and eleven specific site selection criteria for designating ocean disposal sites presented in 40 CFR 228.5 and 228.6, respectively. Designation of a site does not by itself authorize or result in disposal of any particular material; it only serves to make the designated site a disposal option available for consideration in the alternatives analysis for each individual dredging project in the area.
• No-action (i.e., no designation of any sites);
• Designation of one or both of the currently active USACE-selected sites;
• Designation of alternative open-water sites identified within the study area that may offer environmental advantages to the existing sites; and
• Identification of other disposal and/or management options, including beneficial uses.
For further information and to be placed on the project information distribution list, please contact: Ms. Jean Brochi, U.S. EPA, Region 1, 5 Post Office Square, Suite 100, OEP06-1, Boston, MA 02109-3912, (617) 918-1536,