THE DEEPWATER PORT ACT AND ENERGY FACILITIES SITING: HOPEFUL SOLUTION OR ANOTHER PART OF THE PROBLEM?

The Deepwater Port Act is an attempt to develop procedures for adequate consideration of all potential adverse effects of the project while at the same time dealing with the problems of multiple jurisdiction, overlapping authorities, uncertainties and interminable delays which have to date caused difficulties in major facilities siting proceedings. The Act imposes a definite time limit of 356 days for the completion of each step in the review process. The Act provides that one consolidated application shall constitute an application for all federal authorizations required for ownership, construction and operation of a deepwater port. The Act attempts to spell out a detailed system for coordinating the inputs of the concerned federal agencies, the public and the states. The Act further requires the Secretary to prepare a single, detailed environmental impact statement for all federal agencies. Provisions of the Act are critically reviewed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Bar Association

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  • Authors:
    • Arbuckle, J G
  • Publication Date: 1976

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  • Accession Number: 00149336
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Bar Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 13 1977 12:00AM