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By National Research Council, Division on Earth and Life Studies, Environment and Resources Commission on Geosciences, Committee on Wastewater Management for Coastal Urban Areas

The flood of wastewater, stormwater, and toxins discharged into coastal waters is a big main issue. This new ebook bargains a well-delineated method of built-in coastal administration. The middle of the amount is a close version for built-in coastal administration, delivering uncomplicated rules and techniques, a course for relocating from normal matters to day by day actions, particular steps from objective surroundings via tracking functionality, and a base of medical and technical info. good fortune tales from the Chesapeake and Santa Monica bays are integrated. Index. Approx.

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An important element of this system is the requirement that federal actions be consistent with state planning processes. NOAA's National Ocean Service monitors the nation's coastlines for pollution trends, assists the Coast Guard in protecting marine resources during spills of oil and other hazardous materials, and manages National Marine Sanctuaries. NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service monitors marine animal populations, is responsible for implementing the Endangered Species Act in the marine environment, and holds federal authority over fishstock management.

The other is an agenda for research and monitoring that is needed to improve understanding and provide feedback on how well the selected management alternatives are working. It is within the selection and implementation process that alternatives should be weighed in regard to objectives, fiscal, regulatory, legal, and institutional constraints, and one should be selected and implemented. Finally, the research and monitoring component should drive the system into the future, bringing new information into the dynamic planning process and developing new methods and techniques for managing coastal resources.

Page breaks are true to the original; line lengths, word breaks, heading styles, and other typesetting-specific formatting, however, cannot be retained, and some typographic errors may have been accidentally inserted. Please use the print version of this publication as the authoritative version for attribution. html EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 17 analysis, the public is the most important component in making the ideals of an integrated approach a reality. Implementation Recommendation: Improvements in coastal environmental protection in the United States should take place in an incremental manner, building on what has been learned through past efforts and evolving toward a fully integrated and comprehensive approach to coastal protection.

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