THE COSTS OF IMPLEMENTATION OF FEDERAL REGULATION IN OFFSHORE NEW ENGLAND

The United States Coast Guard is in a time of flux. Actually the Coast Guard and its predecessor agencies have been changing constantly since 1790. But the pace has quickened considerably in recent years as the service's regulatory roles have multiplied. Involvement in vessel traffic safety, oil pollution prevention and response, carriage of dangerous cargoes, and fishery conservation has grown by leaps and bounds. The area of Coast Guard jurisdiction for enforcement of fisheries regulations has recently been extended out to 200 miles and similar extensions for other purposes cannot be far away. It will be important to determine what these widened enforcement schemes will cost to implement. But before these future costs can be known, the costs of enforcement under the present regime must be ascertained to provide a starting point for the projections.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Department of Ocean Engineering, 77 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02139
  • Authors:
    • Petretti, R S
  • Publication Date: 1977-9-9

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  • Accession Number: 00167703
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MS Thesis
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 27 1977 12:00AM