Accession Number : ADA186642

Title :   Clam Shell Dredging in Lakes Pontchartrain and Maurepas, Louisiana. Volume 3. Responses to Public Comments.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER DISTRICT NEW ORLEANS LA

Personal Author(s) : Chew, Dennis L

PDF Url : ADA186642

Report Date : Nov 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 89

Abstract : Clam shells (Rangina) have been harvested from Lakes Pontchartrain and Maurepas since 1933 by means of hydraulic dedredges. 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 condition. This volume contains responses to the comment letters on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement received from Federal and state agencies and other interested parties. Copies of the comment letters are provided in Volume2. The letters contained in Volume 2. 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 STATEMENTS, CLAMS, CONSTRUCTION, ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, LAKES, LOUISIANA, SHELLS(STRUCTURAL FORMS), UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT

Subject Categories : Biological Oceanography
      Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE