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|Title:||Seasonal restrictions on dredging : an approach toward issue resolution|
|Authors:||Dredging Operations Technical Support Program (U.S.)|
LaSalle, Mark W.
|Publisher:||Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)|
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Abstract: This report describes the use of technical review committees to address problem environmental issues. This approach requires that (A.) all parties involved realize that coordination and cooperation are essential in reaching some sort of resolution, and (B.) conclusions or recommendations developed through this process must be based on sound technical information. The approach is illustrated through descriptions of two technical resolution committees that were formed to address issues concerning seasonal restrictions on dredging in estuarine ecosystems. Each committee produced a set of conclusions and recommendations and also provided an extensive review of pertinent information on various aspects of the issues that were addressed. Results of both exercises were published in peer-reviewed form, which greatly enhanced their acceptability by the scientific community at large.
|Appears in Collections:||Technical Report|