Guide for Facility Site Evaluation for Proposed Marine Terminals Handling Cargoes of Particular Hazard.
Final rept. Sep 77-Aug 79,
PLANNING RESEARCH CORP MCLEAN VA
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A guide has been developed to present a servicewide standard set of factors to be considered when commenting on facility site evaluations for proposed marine terminals handling Cargoes of Particular Hazard COPH and Class A Explosives. Coast Guard involvement in facility siting is one indirect control via operational safety regulations and enforcement by advising all concerned parties of operation constraints and safty criteria to be applied. The Coast Guard also has the responsibility to review and comment on environmental impact statements for proposed facility sites and their involvement. The requirements for locating marine terminals handling COPH should satisfy factors designed to minimize the risk of accidents in the navigable waterway approach and at the berth and facility site and to minimize detrimental effects to the environment as well as considering the economic and public impact of vessel operation in port areas. The guide discusses the authority and responsibility of the Coast Guard and other federal organizations and presents factors to be considered to enable a consistent judgement and evaluation of proposed facility sites by Coast Guard personnel. Author
- Marine Engineering
- Safety Engineering