Evaluation of Laws and Regulations Impacting the Land Use of Dredged Material Containment Areas.
SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INC LA JOLLA CA ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES DIV
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The principal areas of investigation were those laws and regulations of Federal, state, or local origin which have the effect of encouraging or discouraging productive end uses of new land created by the confined disposal of dredged material produced by navigation channel impovement projects. A search was made for all Federal laws and regulations and the laws of the 16 states in which most of the confined disposal activities are taking place. The charters and regulations issued by the port districts or port authorities in the 16 states were also reviewed. All laws and regulations that were found that could have an impact on land use decisions, including procedures for preparation and review of environmental impact assessments, are summarized in this report. The most restrictive provisions were incorporated into a series of scenarios for the application of permits to make productive uses of filled dredged material containment areas, and these were analyzed to assist in the development of strategies for overcoming the legal constraints on end use of this land.
- Sociology and Law
- Safety Engineering
- Water Pollution and Control