The regulations will result in increased safety and a reduction in oil discharges at deepwater ports. Adverse environmental effects include slightly increased construction, operation, and maintenance costs for deepwater ports and the requirement for a vessel traffic separation scheme which may prevent some alternative uses of that area of the ocean. The regulations will not eliminate oil spills, regulate pipelines, control secondary development nor set design standards for tankers. Adverse environmental impacts of these activities, with the exception of a reduction in the amount of oil spillage, will remain unchanged. Major alternatives considered include: no new regulatory action; less stringent regulations; separate regulations for each deepwater port; Federal site selection, design of deepwater ports; and Federal construction and/or operation of deepwater ports. Alternatives to various specific regulations are discussed in the text.

  • Corporate Authors:

    United States Coast Guard

    Office of Marine Environment and Systems
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1975

Media Info

  • Pagination: 241 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00135389
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: United States Coast Guard
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 13 1976 12:00AM