EPA Extends Comment Period for Long Island Sound Plan

EPA is extending the public comment period on the proposal to designate a dredged material disposal site to serve the eastern Long Island Sound region.

The Eastern Long Island Sound Disposal Site (ELDS) would be located offshore from New London, Connecticut, and would be available for the disposal of dredged material from harbors and navigation channels in eastern Long Island Sound in the states of Connecticut and New York.

The public comment period will now remain open until July 18, 2016.

This proposal to establish a dredged material disposal site in Eastern Long Island Sound is described in a draft rule and Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement that was released for public review and comment on April 27, 2016.

The Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (DSEIS) recommends designating the Eastern Long Island Sound Disposal Site as the preferred alternative from the range of options considered.

 

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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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