UNTANGLING DREDGING REGULATIONS

Since Federal law is the basis for most state as well as Federal agencies regulating dredging and because of the generally standardized procedures under the Corps' regulations, similar problems exist in all port areas conducting dredging activities. The recommendations and their implementation are not directed at completely overhauling the regulatory system. To do so would be a formidable task requiring a large scale legislative effort and the resulting system may turn out to be no more streamlined than the present one. Programs to improve dredging regulations, based on the recommendations in this report, should be tailor made to fit local conditions. Definite improvements can be made by reforming present regulatory practices at the Federal, state and local levels and through interagency cooperation. The port industry, using this and other studies, can present definite reform measures to their elected representatives and agency officials to begin to untangle the regulation of dredging.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Maritime Administration

    Western Region, 450 Golden Gate Avenue
    San Francisco, CA  USA 
  • Publication Date: 1976-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 45 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00178903
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 29 1978 12:00AM