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  • 21 March 2014

    U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer reaffirmed his call for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide federal Hurricane Sandy relief funds for a new dune flood-protection system in Breezy Point. The application for funding was formally submitted to FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Program and Schumer is urging the agency to approve this application. The proposed […]

  • 26 December 2011

    Environmental groups are blasting a decision this week by Oregon’s Department of State Lands, because it could open the door to controversial export facilities in Coos Bay. Oregon officials say they have never approved such a large dredging project in an estuary. “We did look at the projects that the port had tried to establish, […]

  • 30 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Greens today called for changes to prohibit people with coal and gas interests from sitting on the Great Barrier Reef’s management board, and backed calls for the Abbott Government to pause port approvals until the inquiry into conflicts of interest is completed. “Big coal and gas should get their hands off the Reef, […]

  • 4 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Philippines’ President Rodrigo R. Duterte has approved the transfer of the Philippine Reclamation Authority (PRA) from the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) to the Office of the President (OP). Under Executive Order No. 74 signed by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea on Feb. 1, the transfer of PRA aims “to rationalize the approval process for […]

  • 20 February 2013

    The Nipper Park Marina dredging plan has been approved on Tuesday by the Hannibal City Council, reports whig.com. According to Andy Dorian, Hannibal Parks and Recreation director, this dredging program (its second phase) will include removing around 5,000 cubic yards of sediments from the mentioned area: – 3,000 cubic yards on the marina’s slips; – […]

  • 2 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Army Corps of Engineers is asking Congress to exempt a controversial harbor-dredging project in Savannah, GA, from state permitting requirements under the Clean Water Act (CWA) — a move that would short-circuit contentious litigation over the permits, and bar EPA from vetoing them. It is the Corps’ second move this year to exempt such […]

  • 3 May 2012

    According to the Vanguard, the Federal Executive Council, FEC, has approved contracts worth N8.3 billion for the construction of Inland River Ports and also dredging of rivers as part of efforts to resuscitate the Inland waterways transport system. The Minister of Information, Mr Labaran Maku, stated this while briefing State House Correspondents on the outcome […]

  • 23 January 2012

    BHP Billiton Ltd. received the conditional backing of regulators in Western Australia state for its proposed multibillion dollar outer harbor expansion of Port Hedland. The long-mooted project, a key step in BHP’s aspirations to significantly expand its Pilbara iron ore production later this decade, could be implemented with “rigorous conditions to limit environmental impacts“, Environmental […]

  • 17 June 2011

    Nags Head commissioners approved a $15.7 million operating budget with a property tax increase, but the vote Wednesday was not unanimous.   By Rob Morris (outerbanksvoice) [mappress] Source: outerbanksvoice, June 17, 2011

  • 29 September 2011

    A privately-funded project with public benefits was easily approved by selectmen Tuesday…   (wickedlocal) [mappress] Source: wickedlocal, September 29, 2011;

  • 16 September 2011

    The U.S. Senate last week approved Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski’s request for $53 million in the fiscal year 2012 Energy and Water… By Steven Green (mdcoastdispatch) [mappress] Source: mdcoastdispatch, September 16, 2011

  • 25 June 2010

    The Mepa board yesterday approved an extension to the Terminal 2 quay at the Freeport. [mappress] Source: independent, June 25, 2010;

  • 4 May 2012

    The Port of Palm Beach District Commission voted unanimously, Thursday, April 19, 2012 to approve a $26 million restoration project to Slip Number 3 at the Port of Palm Beach. This historic infrastructure improvement project includes expanding the Slip on the north side to increase the width of the basin. A Roll-On/Roll-Off (Ro/Ro) ramp will […]

  • 2 January 2012

    Florida Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Herschel T. Vinyard issued a final order Thursday approving the permit to restore the beach on Okaloosa Island. Vinyard’s decision gives Okaloosa County permission to complete the $12 million restoration of 2.9 miles of public beach. The controversial project would add about 913,000 cubic yards of sand dredged from […]

  • 2 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer, Congressman Dan Donovan, Borough President Oddo, State Senator Savino, State Senator Lanza and Councilman Steven Matteo called on the Army Corps of Engineers yesterday to officially approve plans for the Staten Island Sea Wall Project. The Army Corps’ Staten Island Sea Wall project, that the Staten Island lawmakers have long […]

  • 27 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    Governor Scott Walker has approved grants totaling $5 million for two harbor maintenance and improvement projects in Wisconsin. Improvements will promote waterborne freight and assist economic development in the communities where they’re located, Wisconsin Department of Transportation said in its release. Created in 1979, Wisconsin’s Harbor Assistance Program helps harbor communities maintain and improve waterborne […]

  • 11 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    State Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) said that the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will soon award a grant to Beech Mountain Lake Association Inc. in Luzerne County to remove sediment from a private lake on its property. DEP said the sediment was caused by an abandoned mine’s spoil pile washing into the lake. “I am […]

  • 26 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Nottinghamshire County Council said that a major scheme worth almost £5 million has been given the go-ahead from the government to help protect residents and businesses in Southwell from the devastating effects of flooding.  The news comes after the council led two partnership bids to DEFRA to help push forward plans to transform the town’s flood […]

  • 3 June 2014

    Florida Governor Rick Scott signed into law a major overhaul of the Port’s 60-year-old charter, which resulted from a nine-month community review and input process and received bi-partisan legislative support. It is the first complete review and analysis of charter revisions in the Port’s history. “The Charter revisions set the stage for the Port’s governance […]

  • 3 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    The reservoirs built in Kansas in the 1950s and 1960s are vital to our state for flood protection, recreation and water supply. The state of Kansas owns a percentage of storage in 13 of the federally-owned reservoirs. Over the years it has been evident the storage in John Redmond Reservoir has been depleting at a […]

  • 12 May 2011

    The replacement of Conwy Quay’s jetty looks to go ahead despite incurring extra costs of almost £200,000. Unforeseen ground conditions at th… By Ian Hughes (northwalesweeklynews) [mappress] Source: northwalesweeklynews, May 12, 2011;

  • 13 June 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Seattle Harbor Navigation Improvement Project is eligible for congressional authorization following U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Commanding General Lt. Gen. Todd T. Semonite signing the Chief of Engineers Report June 7. The project proposal includes deepening the East and West Waterways to 57 feet below mean lower low water and if it receives authorization […]

  • 17 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    Speaking at the recent 88th meeting of the Ocean Studies Board of the National Academies of Science in Washington, the Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority, Michael Lodge said that ISA had approved 29 contracts for deep sea exploration covering more than 1.3 million square kilometers of the seabed. During the speech, he highlighted the […]

  • 29 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (Council) is seeking public comment on the Council’s proposal to amend its FPL in order to approve implementation funding for the Mobile Bay National Estuary Program (MBNEP), specifically for restoration of a portion of Twelve Mile Creek, Alabama. In 2015, the Council approved $358,000 in planning funds for this […]

  • 29 April 2019
    Business & Finance

    Houston City Council Member, Dave Martin, said in its latest announcement that the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) has authorized the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to remove sand and siltation from the Lake Houston mouth bar. In October 2018, the USACE began removing debris from the San Jacinto River that was deposited during […]

  • 10 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council voted yesterday to approve the Initial Funded Priorities List (FPL) pursuant to the Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities and Revived Economies of the Gulf Coast States Act of 2012 (RESTORE Act). The FPL includes funding for seven projects in Louisiana totaling approximately $52 million. “We are very pleased […]