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Los Angeles Region Contaminated Sediments Task Force (CSTF)

ship.jpg (10453 bytes)On October 12, 1997, Governor Wilson signed into law SB 673 authored by Senator Karnette (Long Beach). This legislation requires the Commission and the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board (Board) to establish a multi-agency Contaminated Sediments Task Force (Task Force). It also requires the Commission and the Board to actively participate in the Task Force and assist in the preparation of a long-term management plan for dredging and disposal of contaminated sediments in the Los Angeles area. That plan will consider aquatic and upland disposal alternatives, treatment, beneficial re-use, and other management techniques. Additionally the plan will include a component focused on the reduction of contaminants at their source.

The Task Force includes representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, California Coastal Commission, Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board, California Department of Fish and Game, Port of Long Beach, Port of Los Angeles, City of Long Beach, Los Angeles County Beaches and Harbors, Heal the Bay, and other interested parties. The Task Force consists of an Executive Committee, a Management Committee, five Strategy Development Committees, a Technical Advisory Committee, and an Interim Disposal Advisory Committee.

The Executive Committee consists of the head of the four regulatory agencies responsible for managing dredging activities (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. EPA, Regional Board, and Commission) and will conduct regular meetings to assess the progress of the Task Force. The Management Committee is the main evaluation and decision making body for the Task Force and will conduct meetings of the Task Force, which are open to the public. The five Strategy Development Committees are the Upland Disposal and Beneficial Re-Use Committee, Aquatic Disposal and Dredge Operations Committee, Watershed Management and Source Reduction Committee, Implementation Committee, and Sediment Screening Threshold Committee. These Committees will prepare specific parts of the Strategy. The Technical Advisory Committee will meet on an as needed basis to provide technical support to the Task Force. Finally, the Interim Disposal Advisory Committee will evaluate dredging and disposal projects proposed before completion of the Strategy.

CSTF Strategy-Related Documents

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Meeting Information

Meeting
Date
Time
Location

MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

July 6, 2004

See the draft meeting agenda.

10 am - 3 pm

Port Of Los Angeles
Main Building
Room 403
425 S. Palos Verdes St.
San Pedro, CA

TASK FORCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

 

 

 

UPLAND DISPOSAL & BENEFICIAL REUSE

 

 

 

IMPLEMENTATION

June 23, 2004

10 am - noon

Port Of Los Angeles
Main Building
Rom 316
425 S. Palos Verdes St.
San Pedro, CA

ADVISORY COMMITTEE

 

 

 

SEDIMENT SCREENING THRESHOLDS

June 23, 2004

1 pm - 3 pm

Port Of Los Angeles
Main Building
Room 316
425 S. Palos Verdes St.
San Pedro, CA

AQUATIC DISPOSAL & DREDGE OPERATIONS

     

WATERSHED MANAGEMENT & SOURCE REDUCTION

     

 

Meeting Minutes & Notes

TASK FORCE

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1998: March 1998, April 1998, May 1998, June 1998, August 1998, September 1998, October 1998, November 1998
For December 1998, see that month's Executive Committee Meeting Summary  below.

1999: January 1999, March 1999, May 1999, July 20, 1999, September 21, 1999, October 19, 1999

2000: January 5, 2000, (For February 2000, see that month's Executive Committee Meeting Summary  below.), April 11, 2000, May 16, 2000, September 19, 2000 , October 17, 2000 , November 15, 2000 

2001: January 10, 2001 , April 4, 2001 , May 22, 2001, September 18, 2001, October 16, 2001, December 18, 2001

2002: February 19, 2002, April 23, 2002, October 15, 2002

2003: February 25, 2003, July 22, 2003, September 23, 2003, November 25, 2003

2004: February 24, 2004, March 30, 2004, May 25, 2004

ADVISORY COMMITTEE

1998: August 21, 1998 October 29, 1998 December 8, 1998
1999: May 18, 1999 July 20, 1999 August 11, 1999 November 16, 1999

AQUATIC DISPOSAL & DREDGE OPERATIONS

1998: July 30, 1998
1999:  February 25, 1999 November 16, 1999
2000: April 10, 2000, April 18, 2000, May 10, 2000, June 27, 2000, August 3, 2000, October 17, 2000, November 15, 2000 
2001: February 16, 2001, March 27, 2001,  April 24, 2001, May 22, 2001, June 26, 2001, July 24, 2001, August 28, 2001,
September 25, 2001 October 30, 2001, November 27, 2001, December 18, 2001
2002: January 22, 2002, March 7, 2002, March 25, 2002, April 22, 2002
2003: June 23, 2003, September 22, 2003, October 21, 2003

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Executive Committee Meeting Summary & Stakeholders' Comments (December 3, 1998)
Executive Committee Meeting Summary (February 2, 2000)
Executive Committee Meeting Summary (January 17, 2001)
Executive Committee Meeting Summary (July 30, 2001)
Executive Committee Meeting Summary (January 14, 2002)

IMPLEMENTATION COMMITTEE

1998: August 5, 1998 September 29, 1998  December 16, 1998
1999: February 1, 1999 March 3, 1999 April 7, 1999 May 4, 1999 June 9, 1999 , July 13, 1999 August 17, 1999 November 16, 1999  
2000: September 5, 2000, November 1, 2000, December 13, 2000
2001: February 7, 2001, September 26, 2001
2002: February 20, 2002, June 6, 2002
2004: May 5, 2004

SEDIMENT SCREENING THRESHOLDS

1998: August 6, 1998
1999: April 15, 1999 May 15, 1999 June 23, 1999 August 11, 1999 October 7,1999  
2000: May 2, 2000, June 21, 2000, July 18, 2000  
2001: January 15, 2001  March 20, 2001  May 16, 2001  July 18, 2001  August 7, 2001  September 25, 2001 October 30, 2001  November 27, 2001
2002: January 15, 2002 March 7, 2002 April 23, 2002 October 8, 2002 December 3, 2002
2003: January 28, 2003 May 23, 2003

UPLAND DISPOSAL & BENEFICIAL REUSE

1998: July 30, 1998 September 9, 1998 October 14, 1998 November 17, 1998
1999: February 1, 1999 April 7, 1999 July 13, 1999  August 17, 1999 October 14, 1999
2000: April 6, 2000, June 13, 2000  
2002: March 13, 2002 April 16, 2002

WATERSHED MANAGEMENT & SOURCE REDUCTION

1998: June 30, 1998 August 4, 1998 November 3, 1998 December 10, 1998
1999: January 27, 1999 April 14, 1999  July 21, 1999 August 26, 1999  November 9, 1999
2000: June 13, 2000
2001: December 11, 2001
2002: January 22, 2002  February 27, 2002


Reports & Documents

Proposal Form. Instructions to Bidders, Contaminated Sediment Management Strategy Report

Long Term Strategy/Action Plan

Long Term Strategy Work Plan  [PDF]*

Recommendations: Criteria Summary and Priorities for Incorporation of Sediment Quality Data Sets

Final Inventory of Los Angeles County Sediment Quality Reports

Los Angeles County Regional Dredged Material Management Plan Pilot Studies: Los Angeles County, California  (DMMP Pilot Studies Main Evaluation Report) [PDF]*

Related Presentations to the CSTF:

Enabling State Legislation
[Updated September 18, 1998]

Briefing to Coastal Commissioners [PDF]*

Interim Contaminated Dredge Material Management Strategy

Los Angeles Basin Contaminated Sediments Task Force Second Annual Report for 1999  [PDF]*

Press Release (March 5, 1999): Task Force Agencies Sign onto Memorandum of Understanding to Manage Contaminated Sediments in the Los Angeles Basin [PDF]*

Recommendations: Criteria Summary and Priorities for Incorporation of Sediment Quality Data Sets [PDF]*

Final Inventory of Los Angeles County Sediment Quality Reports [PDF]*

Port of Los Angeles Channel Deepening Project – Final Contaminated Sediments Task Force Advisory Committee Memo [PDF]*

The Beneficial Reuse of Dredged Material for Upland Disposal / prepared for the Port of Long Beach 
(April 24, 2000)
  [PDF]*

Streamlining Report [PDF]*
(Appendix 4, the Flowchart of Current Review and Permit Processes, could not be provided here. If you would like a copy of that page mailed to you please send an e-mail to jgregg@coastal.ca.gov with your mailing address and we will send it to you.)

Process for Adopting a Long-Term Management Strategy [PDF]*
(Appendix 1, the Strategy Timeline, could not be provided here. If you would like a copy of that page mailed to you please send an e-mail to jgregg@coastal.ca.gov with your mailing address and we will send it to you.)