The Free Trade Agreement and Working on Each Other's Turf
The Free Trade Agreement between Canada and the United States is a catalyst for increased cross border construction work. The impact on the Canadian economy is considered. Somes negative...

Dispute Review Boards — Not Just Another Alternate Dispute Resolution Method
Dispute Review Boards are developing an impressive track record as practical and effective mechanisms for avoiding and resolving contractual disputes. Preliminary research findings indicate...

State and Local Issues in Transportation of Hazardous Waste Materials
Towards a National Strategy
This proceedings contains papers presented at the specialty conference State and Local Issues in Transportation of Hazardous Materials: Towards a National Strategy held on May 14-16, 1990...

Loss-Reduction for Lifelines in a Federal Earthquake Insurance Context: Some Preliminary Issues
Through a two-year project, Dames & Moore has examined the topic of building or landuse loss-reduction measures in a federal earthquake insurance or reinsurance program. Loss reduction...

Japan New Standards for Excellence in Marina Design
It describes the status quo of marinas in Japan and the establishment of a new authorization system for superior marinas....

Marinas in Mexico: The Opportunities and Drawbacks
This presentation outlines the major characteristics of marina development in Mexico. Specific examples are offered to support the proposition that Mexico conducts business in ways that...

Negotiations: How do You Measure Success?
Negotiating a 'successful' outcome once a dispute has arisen is often more difficult than negotiating agreement prior to the emergence of conflict. The basic...

Will The Market in Emission Allowances Work?
The Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 introduce a major new control program to mitigate the impacts of acid rain. The control program, which has been under debate for approximately a decade,...

EPA's Development of Environmental Standards for High-Level and Transuranic Wastes
EPA is in the process of developing standards for the disposal of high-level and transuranic wastes. This development process is in response to a Court order that remanded standards that...

Utilizing Wetlands for Stormwater Retention
The design steps an engineer uses to develop natural wetlands to provide flood control while continuing to retain their natural functions will be analyzed. This paper will include a discussion...

California Gillnet Controversy: A Case Study

Problems of Coastal Zone Management in Antigua and Barbuda

The Plight of State Legislation Mandating Building Codes in South Carolina
Since 1968, counties in South Carolina have exercised their individual option to adopt and enforce building codes. Prior to Hurricane Hugo on September 21, 1989, 17 of the 46 counties...

Preparing a Model Water Code: Reform or Restatement?
In preparing a model state water code, there is tension between (1) advocating sweeping water law reform, and (2) merely eliminating overlapping code coverages, filling gaps, updating...

DOE Perspectives on the Regulatory Framework of the Civilian Radioactive Waste Management Program
Key statutes, regulations, and orders that govern the radioactive waste management program are identified. Current and recent regulatory activities are described in the areas of meetings,...

Public Involvement in Radioactive Waste Decisions: What is Participation? What is Communication?
This paper examines differing interpretations of the concepts participation and communication and their implications for practice. The purpose is to reflect on some of the factors that...

Surface-Based Site Characterization Testing to Determine the Suitability of the Yucca Mountain Site for a Nuclear Waste Repository
The Yucca Mountain Site in Nevada is currently being evaluated by the U.S. Department of Energy to determine its suitability for the first U.S. high-level radioactive waste repository....

Public Attitudes Toward a High-Level Nuclear Repository: Implications on the Prospects of Successful Siting
Recent legislation enacted by the State of Nevada makes it illegal to store high-level nuclear waste (HLNW) within state, posing a serious threat to the federal government's...

Key Environmental Development Issues
Those in the business community who may be affected by environmental factors include: buyers and sellers of businesses, existing facilities, and real property; their lenders, brokers,...

Administration of the Pecos River Compact Between New Mexico and Texas
The Pecos River Compact specifies the allocation of water between New Mexico and Texas. Due to difficulty in reaching agreement Texas sued New Mexico in the Supreme Court. The Court issued...

 

 

 

 

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