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National Coastal Program Dredging Policies

By Lukens, Jennifer L.

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Book Id: WPLBN0000697076
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Title: National Coastal Program Dredging Policies  
Author: Lukens, Jennifer L.
Language: English
Subject: Science., Ecology & environment, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (U.S.)
Collections: National Oceanographic Data Center
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Publisher: Government Reference Publication


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Purpose: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management (OCRM), is responsible for providing policy analysis and technical assistance to state coastal management programs as directed by the Federal Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 (CZMA). Specifically, the CZMA states that it is: National policy to encourage and assist the states to exercise effectively their responsibilities in the coastal zone through the development and implementation of management programs to achieve wise use of the land and water resources of the coastal zone, giving full consideration to ecological, cultural, historic, and esthetic values as well as the needs for compatible economic development which programs should at least provide for?(D) priority consideration being given to coastal-dependent uses and orderly processes for sitting of major facilities related to national defense, energy, fisheries development, recreation, ports and transportation?? 16 U.S.C. 1452. ?The Secretary shall conduct a program of technical assistance and management-oriented research necessary to support the development and implementation of State coastal management program amendments under section 309, and appropriate to the furtherance of international cooperative efforts and technical assistance in coastal zone management. 16 U.S.C. 1456c.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS VOLUME I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY I. INTRODUCTION 1 A. Purpose & Applicability Of This Document 1 B. Background on Dredging In The United States 2 C. Dredging & Federal Consistency 3 D. State Analysis 3 II. DATA COLLECTION 3 A. Research 3 III. DISCUSSION & ANALYSIS OF DREDING POLICIES 7 A. Policy Category I Coordination Mechanisms & Permit Processing 7 B. Policy Category II Economic Concerns 8 C. Policy Category III Habitat, Sediment, & Water Quality 9 D. Policy Category IV Dredging Techniques & Best Management Practices 11 E. Policy Category V Dredged Material Disposal 11 F. Policy Category VI Beneficial Uses of Dredged Material 14 IV. SUMMARY & CONCLUSION 15 A. Long-term Management & Planning 15 B. Beneficial Use 16 C. Economic Concerns 16 V. UPDATING THIS DOCUMENT IN THE FUTURE 16 VI. ENDNOTES 18 VII. INDIVIDUAL STATE SUMMARIES Alabama (AL) 19 Alaska (AK) 21 American Samoa (AS) 23 California (CA) 25 Connecticut (CT) 28


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