Authorization for Marine Protection,Research, and Sanctuaries Act of 1972: hearing before the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, United States Senate, Ninety-fifth Congress, second session, on S. 2767 ... S. 2769 ... March 20, 1978

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Page 48 - Title III deals with an issue which has been of great concern to the Committee for many years: the need to create a mechanism for protecting certain important areas of the coastal zone from intrusive activities by man.
Page 52 - Secretary shall promulgate, make grants to any coastal state for the purpose of — (1) acquiring, developing, or operating estuarine sanctuaries, to serve as natural field laboratories in which to study and gather data on the natural and human processes occurring within the estuaries of the coastal zone...
Page 18 - Existing legislation allows the Secretary of Commerce to protect certain estuarine and ocean resources from the ill effects of development by designating marine sanctuaries. Yet only two sanctuaries have been established since 1972, when the program began. I am, therefore, instructing the Secretary of Commerce to identify possible sanctuaries in areas where development appears imminent, and to begin collecting the data necessary to designate them as such under the law.
Page 23 - As you are aware, the Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act of 1972 authorizes the Secretary of Commerce to designate and...
Page 50 - Federal agencies, shall issue necessary and reasonable regulations to control any activities permitted within the designated marine sanctuary, and no permit, license, or other authorization issued pursuant to any other authority shall be valid unless the Secretary shall certify that the permitted activity is consistent with the purposes of this title and can be carried out within the regulations promulgated under this section.
Page 15 - Act Although Federal laws restricting dumping in harbor areas were enacted as early as 1886, the current major Federal statute governing ocean dumping of dredge material is the Ocean Dumping Act (ODA, title I of the Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act, 33 USC 1401 et seq.)- Under ODA section 103, the COE issues permits for the transportation of dredge material for disposal into US ocean waters. 1. Ocean Dumping Criteria In general, the COE...
Page 13 - Mr. Chairman, this completes my statement. I would be pleased to respond to your questions at this time.
Page 28 - ... use levels, resource availability, and potential impacts. When conflicts are identified between conservation and resource use, or among resource uses, the office will seek to develop a management strategy that will resolve these conflicts, whether through the use of NOAA's statutory powers, or through authorities vested in other Federal or State agencies.
Page 50 - Act, 1936, authorizes the Secretary of Commerce, with the approval of the President, to provide war risk and certain marine and liability insurance for protection of vessels, cargoes, and crew life and personal effects, when commercial insurance cannot be obtained on reasonable terms and conditions.

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