CONTINGENCY PLANNING FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS IN PORTS
Contingency planning for controlling polluting discharges is an essential part of any port management scheme. Unfortunately, most contingency plans are usually compilations of data such as locations of equipment, telephone number for responsible officials, listings of cleanup companies, etc. What little analyses is contained in these plans is often reactive in nature, i.e., it specifies action that should be taken after the discharge occurs. Once these plans are compiled, they are frequently put on a shelf to gather dust until a pollution incident happens. The inadequacies of the plan then become painfully evident as the incident that could have been controlled through adequate preplanning deteriorates into an environmental catastrophe. Effective contingency planning is a dynamic, continuing process that adjusts to seasonal changes, changes in traffic and commodity movement and charges in the physical arrangement of the port area and its facilities.
- Article is based on a paper delivered before the 10th Biennial Conference of the International Association of Ports and Harbors in Houston, Texas.
- Fugaro, A F
- Publication Date: 1977
- Pagination: p. 42-43
- TRT Terms: Contingency planning; Oil spill cleanup; Pollution; Port operations
- Old TRIS Terms: Oil spill contingency plans; Pollution contingency plans; Port pollution
- Subject Areas: Environment; Marine Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00158280
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Transport 2000 Limited
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Aug 31 1977 12:00AM