The Resource Coast Guard: Abandoned Vessels Pollute Waterways and Cost Millions to Clean Up and Remove

Coast Guard: Abandoned Vessels Pollute Waterways and Cost Millions to Clean Up and Remove

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Coast Guard: Abandoned Vessels Pollute Waterways and Cost Millions to Clean Up and Remove
Title
Coast Guard: Abandoned Vessels Pollute Waterways and Cost Millions to Clean Up and Remove
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Language
eng
Summary
Although the precise number of abandonments is uncertain because Corps and Coast Guard estimates differ, a large number of vessels are abandoned in the nation's waterways. Abandoned vessels have been and are likely to continue to be (1) sources of pollution and (2) illegal dump sites for hazardous materials and, as a result, costly to the federal government. Spills from abandoned vessels have damaged the environment, and additional releases of pollutants from these vessels pose a constant threat. Abandonments are likely to continue unless some legal or economic disincentives are created. Currently, however, no federal law makes abandonment of any vessel illegal or establishes penalties to deter it. in addition, no law requires barge owners to register their vessels with the Coast Guard. The proposed legislation (Abandoned Barge Act of 1992, H.R. 5397) to prohibit barge abandonment and require registration of all barges addresses virtually all of the illegal dumpings that have occurred to date. in addition, the proposed legislation addresses about one-third of pollution incidents caused by abandoned vessels. The remaining incidents are caused by vessels other than barges. Furthermore, although the proposed Abandoned Barge Act provides the means to identify barge owners through statw-administered vessel registration, we remain concerned about the temporary nature of the vessel marking now required under the state numbering system
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DTICE
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no index present
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non fiction
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GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC RESOURCES COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVE LOPMENT DIV
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  • Estimates
  • Pollution
  • Waterways
  • Hazardous materials
  • Sources
  • Nations
  • United states government
  • Threats
  • Costs
  • Precision
  • Release
  • Pollutants
  • Markers
  • Disposal
  • Legislation
  • Barges
  • Federal law
  • Coast guard
  • Abandonment
  • Numbering systems
  • Solid Wastes Pollution and Control
  • Water Pollution and Control
  • Sociology and Law
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Coast Guard: Abandoned Vessels Pollute Waterways and Cost Millions to Clean Up and Remove
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Report to Congressional Committees
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
21 pages
Form of item
online
Governing access note
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Hein Online
System control number
  • (OCoLC)227839185
  • (OCoLC)ocn227839185
Label
Coast Guard: Abandoned Vessels Pollute Waterways and Cost Millions to Clean Up and Remove
Publication
Note
Report to Congressional Committees
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
21 pages
Form of item
online
Governing access note
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Hein Online
System control number
  • (OCoLC)227839185
  • (OCoLC)ocn227839185

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