Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Bryant’s Maritime Blog–4 January 2011

Headlines: USACE – scoping meetings for GLMRIS; SLSDC – Advisory Board meeting; and Tampa – bulker aground.

January 4, 2011

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USACE – scoping meetings for GLMRIS

clip_image004 The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) issued a notice stating that it will host nine public scoping meetings related to the feasibility and environmental impact of the Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study (GLMRIS). The meetings will be held in Buffalo (January 11); Cleveland (January 13); Minneapolis (January 20); Green Bay (January 25); Traverse City (January 27); Cincinnati (February 1); Ypsilanti (February 3); Alton (February 8); and Vicksburg (February 10). Written comments should be submitted by March 31. Issues associated with the proposed study are likely to include, but will not be limited to: (1) significant natural resources such as ecosystems and threatened and endangered species; (2) commercial and recreational fisheries; (3) current recreational uses of the lakes and waterways; (4) ANS effects on waterway users; (5) effects of potential ANS controls on current waterway uses such as flood risk management, commercial and recreational navigation, recreation, water supply, hydropower, and conveyance of effluent from wastewater treatment plants and other industries; and (6) statutory and legal responsibilities relative to the lakes and waterways. 76 Fed. Reg. 336 (January 4, 2011).

SLSDC – Advisory Board meeting

clip_image006 The Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC) issued a notice stating that its Advisory Board will conduct a teleconference meeting on January 24. 76 Fed. Reg. 415 (January 4, 2011).

Tampa – bulker aground

clip_image008 The US Coast Guard issued a news release stating that it is investigating the grounding of a bulk carrier in Hillsborough Bay, Florida. There have been no reports of injury or pollution. (1/3/11).

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Dennis L. Bryant

Bryant’s Maritime Consulting

4845 SW 91st Way
Gainesville, FL 32608-8135




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