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Guidance for Performing Tests on Dredged Material Proposed for Ocean Disposal at the Historic Area Remediation Site

This Guidance for Performing Tests on Dredged Material Proposed for Ocean Disposal was prepared by EPA Region 2 in cooperation with the New York District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) to provide guidance for applicants proposing dredging and placement of dredged material at the Historic Area Remediation Site (HARS) in the Atlantic Ocean. Under section 103 of the Marine Protection, Research and Sanctuaries Act and section 404 of the Clean Water Act, the Corps and EPA have issued national guidance and testing requirements to evaluate dredged material for open water disposal. These national guidance manuals are called the "Green Book" and the “Inland Testing Manual.” This regional manual provides instructions for implementing the broad technical guidance contained in the Green Book providing regional specifications such as: the acceptable species for use in biological tests; the identification of contaminants of regional concern; Region-specific quality assurance requirements; and other methodologies that reflect the exposures and receptors that are appropriate for regional sediment assessments.

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