Sediment Management Publications

Bibliography of Sediment Management Documents

The following documents support Ecology's development and implementation of the Sediment Management Standards, Chapter 173-204 WAC, and other Ecology activities that involve management of contaminated sediments.   Further information and assistance is available below.

  Sediment Management

Sediment Management Background Information (Click to Show/Hide)

Document

Status

Date

Puget Sound Natural Background    
Bellingham Bay Regional Background    
Port Gardner Regional Background    
Interim Performance Standards for Puget Sound Reference Areas

Final

Ecology - 6/89

Data Quality Evaluation for Proposed Dredged Material Disposal Projects (QA-1)

Final

Ecology - 6/89

Data Validation Guidance Manual for Selected Sediment Variables (QA-2)

Edited Draft

Ecology - 6/89

Sediment Ranking System

Final

Ecology - 1/90

SEDRANK Guidance Document

Final

Ecology - 6/91

Washington Ranking Method (WARM) Appendix - Sediment Scoring Route

Updated

Ecology - 6/91

Reference Area Performance Standards for Puget Sound

Final

PSEP - 9/91

Organic Carbon Normalization of Sediment Data - Technical Information Memorandum

Final

Ecology - 12/92

Benthos/Bioassay

Document

Status

Date

Protocol for Juvenile Neanthes Sediment Bioassay

Final

Ecology - 6/90

Recommendations for Assessing Adverse Benthic Effects in Puget Sound

Final

Ecology - 5/93

Review of Sediment Management Standards Bioassay Protocols

Final

Ecology - 4/95

Evaluation and Recommendation of Revised SMS Benthic Infaunal Sediment Standards

Final

Ecology - 12/95

Sediment Management Standards Marine Bioassays - Task II:  Recommended Quality Assurance and Quality Control Deliverables

Final

Ecology - 1996

Development of Reference Value Ranges for Benthic Infauna Assessment Endpoints in Puget Sound

Final

Ecology - 1/96

Puget Sound Reference Value Project, Task 3 Development of Benthic Effects Sediment Quality Standards

Final

Ecology - 4/99

Sedqual Analytical Tool Development Support for the Analysis and Interpretation of Benthic Community Data  

Final

Ecology - 9/03

Determining Toxicity of “Naturally” Occurring Contaminants Under the Washington State Department of Ecology’s Sediment Management Standards

Final

Ecology


Marine Finfish Rearing Facilities (Net Pens)

Document

Status

Date

Evaluation of Benthic Data from the Paradise Bay (Port Townsend) and Stolt Sea Farm (Port Angeles) Net Pens

Final

Ecology - 1995

Development of a Marine Finfish Sediment Quality Standard

Final

Ecology - 1995

Modeling

Document

Status

Date

Puget Sound Contaminated Sediment Impact and Recovery Zone Workshop Summary

Final

Ecology - 10/89

Recommended Sediment Impact and Recovery Zone Models and Case Study Analysis

Final

Ecology - 2/91

Sediment Modeling Variables in Puget Sound Workshop Summary

Final

Ecology - 6/91

Sediment Transport in Elliott Bay and the Duwamish River, Seattle: Implications to Estuarine Management Final Ecology - 5/94
WASP Sensitivity Analysis

Final

Ecology - 11/92

WASP Implementation and Model Modifications Manual

Final

Ecology - 6/93

WASP Application Guidance Manual

Final

Ecology - 12/93

Sediment Source Control

Document

Status

Date

Sediment Source Control Standards Users Manual (SCUM 1)

Final

Ecology - 6/93

Sediment Sampling and Analysis Plan Appendix (SAPA)

Final

Ecology - 2/08

Sediment Cleanup

Document

Status

Date

Sediment Cleanup Users Manual II (SCUM II)

Final

Ecology - 3/15

Wood Waste Guidance Final Ecology - 9/13
SMS Contaminated Sediment Site List

Final

Ecology - 5/96

Sediment Cleanup Status Report - January 2000

Final

Ecology - 1/00

2001 Sediment Cleanup Status Report

Final

Ecology - 4/01

2003 Sediment Cleanup Status Report

Final

Ecology - 9/03

2005 Sediment Cleanup Status Report Final Ecology - 7/05

Sediment Management Standards, 2013 Adoption

Document

Status

Date

Sediment Management Standards Rule
Chapter 173-204 WAC
Final   Ecology 2/13
1990 Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Sediment Management Standards

Final

Ecology - 12/90

Final Economic Impact Statement for the SMS

Final

Ecology - 12/90

Responsiveness Summary for Adoption of Chapter 173-204 WAC Sediment Management Standards

Final

Ecology - 12/90

Sediment Management Standards Rule Chapter 173-204 WAC

Final

Ecology - 12/95

Responsiveness Summary Appendices - Sediment Management Standards 1993 Annual Review, 1995 Triennial Review, 1996 Annual Review

Draft Final

Ecology - 4/97

  Criteria Development

Apparent Effects Threshold (AET)

Document

Status

Date

1988 Update and Evaluation of Puget Sound AET -- Sediment Quality Values Refinement: Vol. 1

Final

PSEP - 9/88

1988 Update and Evaluation of Puget Sound AET -- Sediment Quality Values Refinement: Vol. 1 Data Appendices

Final

PSEP - 9/88

The Apparent Effects Threshold Approach: Briefing Report to the EPA Science Advisory Board

Final

PSEP - 9/88

Contaminated Sediments Criteria Report

Final

Ecology - 4/89

Application of Equilibrium Partitioning Sediment Quality Criteria to Puget Sound

Final

Ecology - 6/89

Evaluation of the AET Approach for Assessing Sediment Quality (EPA Science Advisory Board, Sediment Criteria Subcommittee)

Final

EPA - 7/89

Progress Re-evaluating Puget Sound Apparent Effects Thresholds (AETs), Vol. 1: 1994 Amphipod and Echinoderm Larval AETs
Section 1
Section 2
Section 3

Draft

PSDDA - 4/96

Freshwater

Document

Status

Date

Development of Benthic SQVs for Freshwater Sediments in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho Final Ecology - 11/11
Effects of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) in Sediments from Lake Washington on Freshwater Bioassay Organisms and Benthic Macroinvertebrates

Final

Ecology - 6/92

A Review of Interpretation Methods for Freshwater Benthic Invertebrate Survey Data Used by Selected State and Federal Agencies

Final

Ecology - 10/91

Evaluation of Bioassay Organisms for Freshwater Sediment Toxicity Testing

Final

Ecology - 2/92

Copper in Sediments from Steilacoom Lake, Pierce County, Washington

Final

Ecology - 4/92

Review and Evaluation of Microtox Test for Freshwater Sediments

Final

Ecology -11/92

Summary of Guidelines for Contaminated Freshwater Sediments (FSEDCRIT)

Final

Ecology - 3/95

Creation and Analysis of Freshwater Sediment Quality Values in Washington State - Pub No. 97-323a

Final

Ecology - 7/97

Development of Freshwater Sediment Quality Values for Use in Washington State:  Phase I Task 6
     Appendices 

Final

Ecology - 9/02

Development of Freshwater Sediment Quality Values for Use in Washington State: Phase II Report 

Criteria calculation spreadsheets
(1.8 mb zipped) 
Note: this zipped file contains 7 MS Excel files which consist of  the original calculation spreadsheets with embedded macros.

Final

Ecology - 9/03

Human Health

Document

Status

Date

Concept Paper: Regulatory Policy and Structure For Development of Human Health Sediment Criteria

Final

Ecology - 6/92

Development of Human Health Sediment Criteria Using A Distributional Analysis

Final

Ecology - 1/94

Regulatory Options: Use of Fish Tissue Criteria

Final

Ecology - 9/94

Tier 1 Report: Development of Sediment Quality Criteria For The Protection of Human Health

Final

DOH - 6/95

Bioaccumulation Factor Approach Analysis for Metals and Polar Organic Compounds

Final

Ecology - 10/95

Displays of Chemicals of Concern for Human Health-Based Sediment Quality Criteria

Final

Ecology - 10/95

Analysis of BSAF Values for Nonpolar Organic Compounds in Finfish and Shellfish

Final

Ecology - 11/95

Tier II Report: Development of Sediment Quality Criteria For The Protection of Human Health

Final

DOH - 5/96

Technical Review of Distributional Analysis Approaches for Cancer Potency Factors

Final

Ecology - 5/96

Developing Health-Based Sediment Quality Criteria for Cleanup Sites: A Case Study Report

Final

Ecology - 12/97

Review of Bioaccumulation Methods for Fish and Shellfish

Final

Ecology - 12/98

  Dredged Material Management

Document

Status

Date

Confined Disposal of Contaminated Sediments: Documentation of Standards Development -- Appendices

Final

Ecology - 11/89

Confined Disposal of Contaminated Sediments: Development Documentation

Final

Ecology - 1/90

Standards for Confined Disposal of Contaminated Sediments

Final

Ecology - 1/90

The Effects-Based Design Process

Final

Ecology - 6/90

Dredged Material Management
Puget Sound Dredged Disposal Analysis Baseline Survey of Phase II Disposal Sites (89-09-004)
     Appendix A
     Appendix B
     Appendix C
     Appendix D
     Appendix E
     Appendix F

Final

Ecology - 89

  Multiuser Disposal Sites

Document

Status

Date

Multiuser Confined Disposal Sites Program Study

Final

Ecology - 12/90

Multiuser Sites for the Confined Disposal of Contaminated Sediments from Puget Sound

Final

Ecology - 10/91

Multi-User Confined Disposal Site Program - Recommended Siting Process

Final

Ecology - 12/96

Puget Sound Confined Disposal Site Study - Final Environmental Impact Statement

Final

Ecology/DNR/Corps
10/99

Documents available in Electronic format via the web

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For document requests. questions or comments, please contact: 

Gina Casteel
E-mail: Gina.Casteel@ecy.wa.gov
Phone: 360-407-7394
Fax: 360-407-7154

US Mail:

Washington Department of Ecology
Toxics Cleanup Program
Sediment Management Unit
P.O. Box 47703
Olympia, WA 98504-7703

 

Last updated:  April 14, 2015