New Bedford Harbor Superfund Site

Dredged Material Inspection services are often a permitting requirement during dredging and marine construction projects. Dredged Material Inspectors (DMI)s usually deploy aboard tugs or hopper dredges and are responsible for monitoring and documenting the placement of dredged material during transit and disposal while also monitoring for the presence of sensitive marine life. Data are collected in accordance with the requirements of various regulatory agencies. Our team of certified inspectors possess extensive knowledge in navigation and plotting. Each DMI has successfully passed the Automated Disposal Surveillance System (ADISS) simulation testing administered by Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). All DMIs are also approved for Protected Species Observer (PSO) duties by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS).

AIS provided U.S. Army Corps of Engineers certified Dredged Material Inspectors to Jay Cashman, Inc. during the excavation of a Confined Aquatic Disposal (CAD) cell in New Bedford Harbor. The CAD cell was constructed for the relocation of PCB contaminated sediments within the harbor. As part of the New Bedford Harbor Superfund Site work, the CAD cell was excavated and transported from the harbor by tug and scow and placed in a Cape Cod Bay Disposal Site. During the project an AIS Inspector verified the placement of the dredged material and monitored for marine mammals. Reports were completed and submitted to the client and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.