Stream Channelization: Hearings Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Government Operations, House of Representatives, Ninety-second Congress, First Session [-Ninety-third Congress, First Session], Part 5

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1971 - 3288 pages
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Page 2912 - State and local governments, and other concerned public and private organizations, to use all practicable means and measures, including financial and technical assistance, in a manner calculated to foster and promote the general welfare, to create and maintain conditions under which man and nature can exist in productive harmony, and fulfill the social, economic, and other requirements of present and future generations of Americans.
Page 2938 - ... of any navigable water, where the same shall be liable to be washed into such navigable water, either by ordinary or high tides or by storms or floods or otherwise, whereby navigation shall or may be impeded or obstructed...
Page 2943 - Act provides in part that : [W]henever the waters of any stream or other body of water are proposed or authorized to be impounded, diverted, the channel deepened, or the stream or other body of water otherwise controlled or modified for any purpose whatever, including navigation and drainage, by any department or agency of the United States, or by any public or private agency under Federal permit or license...
Page 3126 - Government shall — (A) utilize a systematic, interdisciplinary approach which will insure the integrated use of the natural and social sciences and the environmental design arts in planning and in decisionmaking which may have an impact on man's environment...
Page 2941 - That nothing herein contained shall extend to, apply to, or prohibit the operations in connection with the improvement of navigable waters or construction of public works considered necessary and proper by the United States officers supervising such improvement or public work...
Page 3218 - Where it is not practicable to reassess the basic course of action, it is still important that further incremental major actions be shaped so as to minimize adverse environmental consequences. It is also important in further action that account be taken of environmental consequences not fully evaluated at the outset of the project or program.
Page 2984 - Please do not hesitate to contact us if we can be of further assistance in this or any other matter.
Page 3127 - Federal official shall consult with and obtain the comments of any Federal agency which has jurisdiction by law or special expertise with respect to any environmental impact involved. Copies of such statement and the comments and views of the appropriate Federal, State, and local agencies, which are authorized to develop and enforce environmental standards...
Page 2884 - NEPA mandates a case-by-case balancing judgment on the part of federal agencies. In each individual case, the particular economic and technical benefits of planned action must be assessed and then weighed against the environmental costs; alternatives must be considered which would effect the balance of values.
Page 2797 - ... any refuse matter of any kind or description whatever ... into any navigable water of the United States or into any tributary of any navigable water from which the same shall float or be washed into such navigable water.

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