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106 STAT. 4864 PUBLIC LAW 102-580—OCT. 31, 1992 National TITLE V—CONTAMINATED SEDIMENT AND OCEAN ^^ Contaminated DUMPING Sediment , ,,, ^^SSGSSITIGnt f).fld Management SEC. 601. SHORT TITLE AND DEFINITIONS. Act 33 USC 1271 (^) SHORT TITLE. —This title may be cited as the "National note. Contaminated Sediment Assessment and Management Act". (b) DEFINITIONS.— For the purposes of sections 502 and 503 of this title— (1) the term "aquatic sediment" means sediment underlying the navigable waters of the United States; (2) the term "navigable waters" has the same meaning as in section 502(7) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1362(7)); (3) the term "pollutant" has the same meaning as in section 502(6) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1362(6)); except that such term does not include dredge spoil, rock, sand, or cellar dirt; (4) the term "contaminated sediment" means aquatic sediment which— (A) contains chemical substances in excess of appropriate geochemical, toxicological or sediment quality criteria or measures; or (B) is otherwise considered by the Administrator to pose a threat to human health or the environment; and (5) the term "Administrator" means the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. 33 USC 1271 SEC. 502. NATIONAL CONTAMINATED SEDIMENT TASK FORCE. "°*®* (a) ESTABLISHMENT.— T here is established a National Contaminated Sediment Task Force (hereinafter referred to in this section as the "Task Force"). The Task Force shall— (1) advise the Administrator and the Secretary in the implementation of this title; (2) review and comment on reports concerning aquatic sediment quality and the extent and seriousness of aquatic sediment contamination throughout the Nation; (3) review and comment on programs for the research and development of aquatic sediment restoration methods, practices, and technologies; (4) review and comment on the selection of pollutants for development of aquatic sediment criteria and the schedule for the development of such criteria; (5) advise appropriate officials in the development of guidelines for restoration of contaminated sediment; (6) make recommendations to appropriate officials concerning practices and measures— (A) to prevent the contamination of aquatic sediments; and (B) to control sources of sediment contamination; and (7) review and assess the means and methods for locating and constructing permanent, cost-effective long-term disposal sites for the disposal of dredged material that is not suitable for ocean dumping (as determined under the Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act of 1972 (33 U.S.C. 1401 et seq.)). (b) MEMBERSHIP.—