The Design Navigator
A building design system has no bridge the gap between the complexity of the design information, resulting from the artifact itself, the large amount of laws, regulations, and restrictions,...

Landfill Groundwater Monitoring Data Administration
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has promulgated regulations that require the monitoring of groundwater samples at landfill sites. The analytical data resulting from sample...

Environmental Compliance and Offshore Oil and Gas Exploration and Production
The economic impacts of multiple environmental regulations of offshore oil and gas exploration and production are examined using an integrated, investment-production-regulatory model developed...

The Whole Picture: Federal Statutory and Regulatory Authorities Which Govern Oil and Gas Activities on the Alaskan Outer Continental Shelf
Oil and gas activities conducted on the Alaska Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) are subject to multiple Federal laws which result in safe operations and environmental protection. Lessees...

A National Coastal Strategy for the Future
The purpose of this paper is to explore options for better managing the country's living coastal resources and to examine the lessons learned from the administration of existing coastal...

Methodology for Suitability Assessment of Coastal Development Projects in Mexico
This paper explores a general methodology followed in three suitability assessment for coastal development in Mexico, within the framework of Mexican environmental law. The methodology...

Effectiveness of Wetland Regulation in San Diego County, California
This study evaluated the cumulative impacts to wetlands permitted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and California Department of Fish and Game in San Diego County, California between...

State Planning Mandates and Coastal Management
This paper examines the impacts of state requirements for local comprehensive plans on local governments' management of coastal development. Comparison of local plans, planners' commitment...

NOAA's Damage Assessment Program: Past, Present, and Future
This paper reviews trustee authorities established under the Super fund Act of 1980 and the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 to provide an introductory framework for more detailed presentations...

Injury Determination and Quantification
Several different approaches for injury determination and quantification are discussed within the framework of the natural resource damage assessment process. The basic concepts and terminology...

Pre-Spill Planning for Natural Resource Damage Assessments
The effectiveness of the natural resource damage assessment (NRDA) process for oil and chemical spills can be improved by planning and coordination among natural resource trustees before...

Oil Spill Contingency Planning—Public Participation Through the Coastal Zone Management Process
After the Exxon Valdez tanker ran aground in Alaska on March 24, 1989, spilling over ten million gallons of crude oil into the waters of Prince William Sound, attention focused on the...

Coastal Restoration: Louisiana's Saving Grace
Louisiana loses an estimated sixty-five square kilometers of coastal wetlands per year. In response to this loss, the Coastal Restoration Division of the Louisiana Department of Natural...

A Strategic Approach to the Restoration Planning Process for Natural Resource Damage Assessment Cases
While the Natural Resource Damage Assessment Regulations make it clear that a range of restoration alternatives be identified in damage assessment cases, much time and money can be wasted...

The Regional Scale of Integrated Coastal Area Management. The State of Conceptual Frameworks
The implementation of Integrated Coastal Area Management (ICAM), as has emerged from the scientific materials of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED, Rio...

The Evolution of the Federal Consistency Provisions: The Controversy Continues
The federal consistency provisions of the 1972 Coastal Zone Management Act have proven to be an important incentive for state development and implementation of coastal management programs....

Permit Enforcement, The Achilles Heel of Coastal Protection: Strategies for Effective Coastal Regulation
In 1976, the California State Legislature passed the California Coastal Act, one of the strongest pieces of environmental protection and land use control legislation in the nation for...

Offshore Mining Regulatory Processes—A Case Study
This is a case study of the process used in permitting the Nome Offshore Placer Project (NOPP), a gold mining project offshore Nome, Alaska, which operated from 1985 through 1990. The...

St. Paul Harbor, St. Paul Island, Alaska
The City of St. Paul requested the Alaska District of the Corps of Engineers to become involved in their harbor project through Section 204e of Public Law 99-662. This arrangement allowed...

Legal and Regulatory Aspects to Support a Mexican Coastal Zone Management Program
In March 1992 the ecology sate agency was created in Baja California, it is in charge of selected aspects relating to protection of the environment and planning of the state's development....

 

 

 

 

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