THE COAST GUARD'S DEEPWATER PORT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
The Deepwater Port Act of 1974 authorized the ownership, construction and operation of deepwater ports in waters beyond the territorial limits of the United States. This Act vests licensing authority with the Secretary of Transportation and notably requires the deepwater ports be constructed and operated using best available technology so as to prevent or minimize adverse impacts on the marine environment. This paper discusses the formulation, initiation, management and results to date of the Coast Guard's three year, four million dollar, deepwater port research and development program which responds to the public policy established by Congress. The experience gained in this program, although specifically addressing the Coast Guard and deepwater ports, may be applicable to other agency actions in response to new offshore technology and Congressional mandates.
- Third Annual Combined Conference, Oceans '77, held October 17-19, 1977, Los Angeles.
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- Jones, R G
- Publication Date: 1977
- Pagination: 3 p.
- Volume: 1
- TRT Terms: Deepwater harbors; Intermodal transfer; Management; Maneuverability; Oil spills; Petroleum; Policy; Surveys; Very large crude carriers
- Uncontrolled Terms: Management systems
- Old TRIS Terms: Oil spill behavior; Oil transfer operations
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Freight Transportation; Geotechnology; Marine Transportation; Policy; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00173287
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
- Report/Paper Numbers: 77CH1272-4 OEC Proceeding
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Apr 26 1978 12:00AM