Ethical, Legal and Professional Responsibilities of Engineers to Owners and Contractors
Engineers are under legal, professional, ethical and moral duties to protect owners, contractors and third parties, including the general public against injuries and deaths and economic...

The Application and Use of Impact Fees: Legal Issues
Local governments in the United States are empowered, in varying degrees to regulate land use and to provide adequate public facilities to serve new growth. To meet the substantial costs...

Legal Logistics of Software Evaluation

Lunacy, Legerdemain or Levitation: Legal Assessment of the ASCE Model Water Code
The Water Laws Committee of the ASCE Water Resources Planning and Management Division established a Model State Water Code Task Committee in 1990 which has the task of preparing a text...

Seven Legal Strategies to Cool Global Warming
There are seven types of legal approaches which can be employed by different levels of government to cool global warming. Application of these strategies, singly or in various combinations,...

Contracting and Legal Issues

Controlling the Flow of Recyclable Material

The Changing Legal Structure of Non-Utility Generation in the 1990's
Before actual construction of a small power production or cogeneration facility commences, numerous economic, technical and legal factors have been considered during the planning process....

Legal Holiday

Development of the GA-4 and GA-9 Legal Weight Truck Spent Fuel Shipping Casks
General Atomics (GA) is developing two legal-weight-truck spent-fuel shipping casks for transporting commercial reactor spent fuel. The GA-4 pressurized-water-reactor (PWR) and the GA-9...

High-Capacity, High-Strength Trailer Designs for the GA-4/GA-9 Casks
General Atomics (GA) is developing final designs for two dedicated legal-weight trailers to transport the GA-4 and GA-9 Spent-Fuel Casks. The basic designs for these high-capacity, high-strength...

Legal Aspects of Computer Use and Measures of Software Quality and Legal Concern

Understanding Potential Legal Liabilities of Water Resource Professionals and How to Avoid Them
The salvation of the country's water resources is one of the most important problems facing it today. Focused, as they are, on a problem of such overwhelming significance,...

Induced Subsidence: Environmental and Legal Implications
Subsidence of coastal areas can be induced by withdrawal of fluids from shallow, unconsolidated horizons beneath the shore zone. In southern California, Huntington Beach, Torrance/Redondo...

Agency Alert: Ignoring the Nollan Nexus May Cost You Money
After discussing two landmark U.S. Supreme Court decisions, this article proposes a model for assessing the legal adequacy of development permit conditions, applies that model in analyzing...

Legal Remedies Against Inlet-Caused Erosion
Property owners and others affected by erosion caused by an inlet's interference with the natural littoral drift have legal rights. Those rights are based upon traditional...

Interim Findings of an Ocean Policy Study for the State of Mississippi
In 1989, the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Legal program received funding from the National Sea Grant Program to produce an Ocean Policy Study for the state of Mississippi. The goals of...

Global Climate Change: Institutional and Policy Considerations
This paper briefly describes research in progress by the authors on the institutional and policy considerations of issues related to global climate change. The aim of the research is to...

Sea Level Rise and Maritime Boundaries: The Effect of Rising Sea Level on International Boundaries
This paper, jointly written by a lawyer and a coastal geomorphologist, will examine the possible responses at a legal level to the implications of global warming induced sea level rise...

Permit Compliance Programs for Large Scale Development Projects
California Assembly Bill 3180 requires that the implementation of environmental mitigation measures be monitored for compliance during project development. Permit compliance programs for...

 

 

 

 

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