Accession Number : ADP002393

Title :   Rescuing the Ports: Dredging and Disposal of Dredged Material in the Operation and Maintainability of Ports throughout the World,


Personal Author(s) : Haar,H. R. , Jr

Report Date : 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : The environmental movement in the United States of the early and mid-seventies began exacting its toll on the ports of the country in the late seventies. This toll is the form of time delays in obtaining dredging and dredged material disposal permits, denial of permits, delayed capital investment improvements, increased investment and operation and maintenance costs, and lost revenues. To counter these impacts and to seek state-of-the-art practices in dredging and dredged material disposal activities, both the American Association of Port Authorities and the International Association of Ports and Harbors established ad hoc dredging committees. Since late 1979 these two organizations separately and jointly have pursued similar goals to obtain political recognition and acquire influence to alter United States legislation and international convention. Decisions governing ports and port operations engaged in international trade must be made in the overall public interest and welfare and not excessively hampered by environmental considerations alone. Achieving organizational goals will require continued effort, organizational funding, and exploitation of opportunities to tell the story.

Descriptors :   *Environmental management, *Ports(Openings), *Dredging, *Waste disposal, Dredged materials, Environmental impact, Disposal, Site selection

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE