Fish and Wildlife Mitigation and Port Development

by Donald W. Rice, Los Angeles Harbor Dep, San Pedro, CA, USA,
Lillian Y. Kawasaki, Los Angeles Harbor Dep, San Pedro, CA, USA,
W. Calvin Hurst, Los Angeles Harbor Dep, San Pedro, CA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Dredging and Dredged Material Disposal


The legislative and regulatory framework within which mitigation requirements apply to port developments is discussed by providing a brief background on the legislation, regulations, and agencies involved in their implementation. Agency responsibilities relative to mitigation for dredging and filling projects are briefly reviewed. A distinction is made between the permit process and the environmental review process and the opportunities for coordinating these processes are discussed. Opportunities for coordination of federal, state and local procedures and regulations are also addressed. Recommendations are made to eliminate or reduce delays, overlaps and duplication by coordinating approaches to environmental review and permit processing concurrently and by integrating and consolidating the environmental impact review and permit process with respect to both federal and state mandates.

Subject Headings: Permits | Environmental issues | Fish management | Wildlife | Ports and harbors | Federal government | Frames | Dredging

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