FEDERAL INTEREST IN EFFECTIVE TRANSPORTATION USE OF MAJOR RIVER NAVIGATION SYSTEMS

The essential elements of major river navigation systems and the federal interests that have an impact on their effective use are discussed. Optimal use of these systems is stressed as a national goal in these energy-conscious times. The public and federal regime in which the waterways industry must operate and specific federal programs of interest are discussed. These include channel design and maintenance, water resources management, navigational aids, alteration of obstructive bridges, regulation of movable bridges, and bridge construction permits. The commercial vessel safety program of the U.S. Coast Guard and waterways improvement efforts of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are outlined. Coast Guard experience in preventing and responding to incidents of oil pollution and the growing concern about hazardous-materials accidents are examined.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 5-8
  • Monograph Title: Inland waterway studies
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00330029
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309031052
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM