Accession Number : ADP002131

Title :   Operating a Mariculture Facility in a Dredged Material Containment Site: The Legal Framework,


Personal Author(s) : Dugger,D. M. ; Roegge,M. A.

Report Date : OCT 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : Aquaculture legal requirements are often unclear. State and Federal agencies are often unfamiliar with the operations of the aquaculture industry and misconceptions about the effect of such activities are common. It appears that obtaining permits for containment area acreage will be relatively straightforward as the areas are already considered disturbed. In Texas, where the legal environment is less restrictive than in many states, three groups play a role in the permitting process: Federal agencies, State agencies, and local interest groups. Federal agencies include the Corps of Engineers, U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Marine Fisheries Service, Environmental Protection Agency, and the Soil Conservation Service of the U. S. Department of Agriculture. Texas Parks and Wildlife and Texas Water Quality are two State agencies with permit requirements. Local interest groups are often very influential in the decision to grant various permits. The prospective culturist should carefully investigate which agencies require permits. At a minimum, a full site survey, project layout, details of water intakes and discharges, filters, and levee specifications will be required. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Dredged materials, Symposia, Contamination, Sites, Texas, Water quality

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE