Nonfuel Components: Regulatory Issues

Role of Economics in Endangered Species Act Activities Related to Snake River Salmon
The development of recovery actions for the species of Snake River Salmon listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) must consider a wide range of actions covering the different life-cycles...

The Department of Health's Role in Implementing the Coordination Act in North Snohomish County
A coordinated water system plan in north Snohomish County resulted in development of uniform minimum design standards, a decrease in the number of new small water systems and regional...

High Speed Transportation for the 21st Century: Florida's High Speed Rail and Maglev Projects
This paper presents a brief status report on the State of Florida high speed ground transportation efforts. It includes a description of the amended high speed transportation act in Florida...

Ecological Costs of Urban Expansion in a Mangrove Ecosystem: A Case Studied
On Santa Catarina Island in southern Brazil, mangrove systems are found along about 14.7% of this coast. These areas, although declared by legislation as 'Permanent Preservation Areas',...

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...

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...

Implications of Technical and Legislative Harmonization for Integrated Coastal Zone Management in the Wider Caribbean Region
Sustainable development within the coastal areas of the wider Caribbean region will require government and non-government institutions alike to coordinate their activities, both nationally...

Spilling Oil for the Environment
In a misdirected effort to make our coastal waters safe from oil spills, Congress has needlessly increased the risk. In fact, it has all but ensured that oil spills will happen with increasing...

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...

A Multinational Assessment of CZM in OECD Countries
The coastal zone in OECD Member countries is under severe and increasing threat from numerous pressures and conflicts. OECD countries recognise that concerted action in their coastal zones...

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...

A Review of the Hawaii Environmental Impact Assessment Process
This paper reports on the review of Hawaii's environmental impact assessment process undertaken by the University of Hawaii Environmental Center. The purpose of the review was to: 1) Examine...

NOAA's Damage Assessment Center
This paper discusses the structure and capabilities of the Damage Assessment Center (DAC) established in 1990 by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to implement...

Suitability Assessment for Coastal Development Projects in Mexico
Mexican legislation mandates to consider suitability assessments for the execution of regional development projects. Also, Mexican law orders public participation when assessing suitability...

Cultural Resources as a Criterion in Coastal Zone Management: The Case of Northwestern Baja California, Mexico
It is necessary to begin state legislation in Baja California that serves not as a limit on development, but as a promoting mechanism for archaeological and paleontological rescue and...

 

 

 

 

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