System Study for Surveillance of Ocean Dumping Operations
SPERRY RAND CORP GREAT NECK NY SPERRY SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT
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The Army Corp. of Engineers has the responsibility to grant permission for the dumping of wastes in the ocean. These permits authorize the dumping of wastes in specific dump areas according to the nature of the waste material. For many reasons, including the potential severity of the impact of such practices on the environment, the New York District wishes to assure that the dumping of wastes is indeed taking place according to the provisions of the permits and applicable regulations, and accordingly has authorized a planning program to define a surveillance monitoring system. The report describes a study of methods for surveillance of Ocean Dumping Operations in New York Bight. General requirements, system approaches and system specifics are discussed. Applicable candidate systems are described and are rated. Total cost of ownership is considered. The recommended system is described. The recommended system uses Loran A for position fixing, draft sensing for detecting occurrence of dump, and means for recording these and other important events. The recommended system requires no major development effort.
- Water Pollution and Control