Accession Number : ADA186641

Title :   Clam Shell Dredging in Lakes Pontchartrain and Maurepas, Louisiana. Volume 2. Public Comments.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER DISTRICT NEW ORLEANS LA

Personal Author(s) : Chew, Dennis L

PDF Url : ADA186641

Report Date : Nov 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 110

Abstract : Clam shells (Rangia) have been harvested from Lakes Poncahrtrain and Maurepas since 1933 by means of hydraulic dredges. The shells are used primarily in construction activities, but have a variety of other uses as well. There has been considerable controversy over the environmental impacts of shell dredging. This Final Environmental Impact Statement assesses the impacts of shell dredging in the lakes as permitted under 5-year permits issued in 1982 that will expire in December 1987. The document also addresses the impacts of applications for 10-year permit extensions that would allow shell dredging to continue under the same conditions. This volume contains the comment letters on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement received from Federal and state agencies and other interested parties. The letters are bracketed into specific comments. Responses to each specific comment are provided in Volume 3. The comments and responses are contained in separate volumes so they can be viewed side-by-side for ease of the reviewing public.

Descriptors :   *DREDGING, *ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, *ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS, CLAMS, SHELLS(STRUCTURAL FORMS), CONSTRUCTION, LOUISIANA, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, LAKES

Subject Categories : Biological Oceanography
      Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE