UNTANGLING WATERWAY DREDGING REGULATIONS

The structure and problems of dredging regulations are examined, general solutions are proposed, and ways to implement recommended actions are suggested. The legal basis for the regulation of dredging and the roles of the agencies involved are summarized. Navigation regulations, and water quality regulations are noted, and comments are made on the wildlife protection Act. The laws and agencies related to land use are categorized (coastal zone management, state and regional land use planning, state land-holding agencies and local government land use controls) and discussed. Regulations which originate from Federal environmental impact legislation are noted. General recommendations are presented relating to policy guidelines, the cooperation of federal and state agencies, permit processing, simplified procedures, and better planning. There are two prerequisites that must be met before streamlining the regulatory process: an indepth examination of each agency, its policies and procedures and how they relate to those of other agencies; the program to improve developing regulations must be a comprehensive one and must set out to change procedures at all levels of regulation--local, state and federal.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Joint Center for Transportation Studies

    202 C Street
    San Diego, CA  USA  92101
  • Authors:
    • Giari, M J
  • Publication Date: 1976-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 47-70
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00185389
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Perspectives
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 3 1979 12:00AM