USA: Ventura Harbor Dredging Plan on Right Track

According to noozhawk.com, Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed a piece of legislation authored by Assemblyman Das Williams, D-Santa Barbara, that streamlines dredging services in the Ventura Harbor in a more timely and cost-efficient manner.

Assembly Bill 482 clears way for the Ventura Port District to utilize contractors for inner harbor dredging that have been selected through a federal competitive bidding project off the Coast of Ventura County.

This bill just makes sense for the public and a small public agency with limited funds,” said Oscar Peña, general manager of the Ventura Port. “This [bill] will save the district a great deal of money by utilizing equipment already in the harbor.”

Maintenance dredging of the commercial and recreational harbor is essential to providing a safe and navigable water way for vessels.

According to noozhawk.com, this bill will allow the Ventura Port District to utilize the dredging contractors competitively selected by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, saving the district $750,000 to $950,000 in mobilization costs alone.

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Dredging Today Staff, July 10, 2012

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