Long Term Management Strategy for the Placement of Dredged Material in the Bay Region (LTMS)

Any dredging and disposal activity in San Francisco Bay, marshes and some creeks requires a permit from the Commission. The Commission works with its federal, state and local partners in the Long Term Management Strategy for the Placement of Dredged Material in the San Francisco Bay Region (LTMS) to manage dredging and disposal activities in the Bay area. Formed in 1990, the LTMS Program is a collaborative partnership involving the regulatory agencies, resources agencies and stakeholders working together to maximize beneficial reuse of dredged material and minimize disposal in the Bay and the Deep Ocean Disposal Site. The sponsoring agencies include the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board and BCDC.

LTMS Management Plan 2001

The LTMS Management Plan describes the implementation of the LTMS over a twelve-year period, and how reducing in-Bay and SFDOS disposal in favor of beneficial reuse can be accomplished.

LTMS Management Plan EIS/EIR Document

Prepared in 1998, this programmatic EIS/EIR completed the environmental compliance with National Environmental Protection Act and the California Environmental Quality Act necessary to implement the LTMS Management Plan.

LTMS Twelve-Year Program Review