Planning and Evaluation Parameters for Offshore Complexes

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1976 - Artificial islands - 201 pages

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Page 116 - National Environmental Policy Act of 1969". PURPOSE Sec. 2. The purposes of this Act are: To declare a national policy which will encourage productive and enjoyable harmony between man and his environment; to promote efforts which will prevent or eliminate damage to the environment and biosphere and stimulate the health and welfare of man; to enrich the understanding of the ecological systems and natural resources important to the Nation; and to establish a Council on Environmental Quality.
Page 32 - high seas" means all parts of the sea that are not included in the territorial sea or in the internal waters of a State.
Page 137 - ... the extent and permanence of the beneficial and/or detrimental effects which the proposed structure or work may have on the public and private uses to which the area is suited; and (iv) the probable impact of each proposal in relation to the cumulative effect created by other existing and anticipated structures or work in the general area.
Page 32 - Such installations and devices, though under the jurisdiction of the coastal State, do not possess the status of islands. They have no territorial sea of their own, and their presence does not affect the delimitation of the territorial sea of the coastal State.
Page 116 - Perhaps the most direct way of defining SIA is by analogy with the environmental impact assessment required by Section 102 of PL 91-190, the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) . Following the NEPA precedent, "social impacts" are then understood as an extension or broadening of environmental impacts, and indeed, procedures for SIA do generally resemble those prescribed for environmental impact assessment. But at the most general level, the problem of SIA is a problem of estimating and...
Page ix - The program was sponsored jointly by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the American Society for Engineering Education through a contract by NASA (NGT 47-003-028) to the Old Dominion University Research Foundation of Old Dominion University.
Page 174 - Work Plan for a Study of the Feasibility of an Offshore Terminal in the Texas Gulf Region" published in June 1971 that could apply to any US coastal state.
Page 27 - In a zone of the high seas contiguous to its territorial sea, the coastal state may exercise the control necessary to: (a) Prevent infringement of its customs, fiscal, immigration or sanitary regulations within its territory or territorial sea; (b) Punish infringement of the above regulations committed within its territory or territorial sea.
Page 27 - Straight baselines may only be employed in localities where the coastline is deeply indented and cut into, or where there is a fringe of islands along the immediate vicinity of the coast.
Page 128 - Deepwater Port Act of 1974". DECLARATION OF POLICY Sec. 2. (a) It is declared to be the purposes of the Congress in this Act to— (1) authorize and regulate the location, ownership, construction, and operation of deepwater ports in waters beyond the territorial limits of the United States; (2) provide for the protection of the marine and coastal environment to prevent or minimize any adverse impact which might occur as a consequence of the development of such ports...

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