Portland Harbor Cleanup Plan Almost Ready

The United States Environmental Agency (EPA) has launched informational “Full Court Press” to help Portland-Metro communities prepare to comment on the proposed Portland Harbor cleanup plan.

According to EPA, residents of the greater Portland area interested in learning more about the why, when and how, of the approaching Portland Harbor Superfund cleanup will have many opportunities to do just that beginning the first week of February.

The agency’s ambitious schedule of presentations, information sessions and webinars will offer Portlanders – and everyone interested in improving the health of the lower Willamette River – a sense of what intensive research has revealed about what lies on the bottom of this urban, working waterway. People will also learn about how Superfund cleanups are designed, marshalled and paid for.

This spring, EPA will release a Proposed Plan for the cleanup and seek formal public comments for two months. The Proposed Plan will offer a detailed picture of EPA’s preferred cleanup methods for recovering the Lower Willamette. The Record-of-Decision, or final plan, will be released at the end of this year.

When the Proposed Plan is released in the spring, everyone – residents, elected officials, tribes, business and industry leaders and state and local governments – will then have an opportunity to review and provide formal comments on the plan.

During the two-month public comment period, EPA will schedule another series of meetings to describe the cleanup plan and accept public comments. EPA will then consider all comments and prepare the final Record of Decision by the end of 2016.

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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