Effect of Wind on Coastal Construction in Florida
The State of Florida's tidal shoreline is 8,426 miles long. Both the east and the west coast of Florida is subjected to several coastal storms each year. The present study...

Targeted Public Outreach
The Minerals Management Service (MMS) has a public affairs program whose goal is to inform the public about the functions of the MMS. An overview of the program is discussed in this article....

Reassessing the 3-Mile State/Federal Boundary
The allocation of state versus federal authority offshore is critical in determining the complexion and pace of OCS oil and gas development. Yet, recurring drilling moratoria indicate...

A Model for Evaluating Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Exploration Plans
The North Carolina OCS Office in consultation with emergency response planning & management (erp&m) developed evaluation matrices for use in evaluating the adequacy and...

OCS Oil and Gas Off South Florida—Developing a Consensus on the Facts
Drilling for oil and gas in the area north of the Florida Keys has been a contentious issue over the last several years. To help provide an understanding of the effects of exploration...

The Pacific Northwest OCS Task Force—Evolution and Status
The Pacific Northwest Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Task Force was established in January of 1989 to provide advice to the Secretary of the Department of the Interior (DOI) on issues related...

The Marine Review Committee San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station: A Case Study of the Use of Scientific Data in the Regulatory Decision-Making Process
In 1974, the California Coastal Zone Conservation Commission established the Marine Review Committee (MRC) as a condition of the coastal permit for construction of the San Onofre Nuclear...

The Role of Mitigation Funds in Mitigating Residual Impacts
Environmental Impact Reports/Statements (EIR/S) for four offshore oil and gas projects with onshore components in Santa Barbara county have identified potential impacts to coastal and...

Socioeconomic Emergency Preparedness Planning for Major Oil Spill Incidents
One component of major marine oil spill disaster preparedness planning that has been largely ignored are impacts on the social and economic environment. Santa Barbara County, California...

Land-Use Issues Raised by Offshore Oil and Gas Development
While prudent development of offshore energy resources may provide benefit to the nation overall, it invokes several issues for local and regional planning. In particular, petroleum development...

Effective Mitigation of Air Emissions from OCS Sources
Unmitigated, platforms and associated facilities in the OCS typically emit large quantities of air pollution from power generation, drilling, transportation and other activities related...

Risks of Transporting Petroleum and Other Materials from Offshore Oil and Gas Development
Oil and gas development offshore Santa Barbara County has lead to the preparation and adoption of local policies and mitigation programs specifically addressing the risks associated with...

Monitoring and Mitigating the Socioeconomic Impacts of Coastal Oil and Gas Development
Santa Barbara County has required that all companies engaged in major offshore oil and gas projects participate in a Socioeconomic Monitoring and Mitigation Program (SEMP). Yearly impact...

Initial Shoreline Response at the Presque Isle Erosion Control Project
Construction of the Presque Isle Shoreline Erosion Control Project in Lake Erie at Erie, PA began October 1989 and consists of fifty-eight offshore segmented breakwaters with beachfill....

Redington Shores Breakwater: Beach Response
This paper presents the beach response at Redington Shores, Florida to a detached offshore breakwater constructed in 1986. This paper summarizes the initial shoreline response described...

Topographic Responses to the Construction of Large Port Structures on Oarai Coast
Large offshore breakwater and groins have been constructed at Oarai Port, Japan. As a result, the coast experienced significant topographic changes. In this paper, the responses of the...

Measurements of Time Lag in Concrete Gravity Dam Foundations
Uplift measurements from eight large concrete gravity dams show that the time lag between an increase in headwater level and a corresponding increase in uplift pressure is insignificant....

Automation of a Truck-Mounted Drill Rig
Truck-mounted drill rigs used for soils properties investigation, foundation evaluation, ore exploration, and producing monitor and water wells typically require, because of their weight,...

Applications of Strain and Deflection Monitoring Systems for Post-Earthquake Safety and Usability of Lifelines
The paper proposes and discusses a variety of strain and deflection monitoring devices and systems for post-earthquake safety evaluation of lifelines. There is clearly a need, both in...

Ocean Mining with Shoreline Protection
This paper describes an existing construction system that permits building large concrete structures directly on the water in low-cost floating formwork with unskilled local labor operating...

 

 

 

 

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