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Dredging Regs Tough to Deal With

A recent survey of marina operators found that environmental regulations that involve dredging and disposal of dredged material are the most difficult for marinas to deal with.

The survey was conducted by Applied Technology & Management, Inc., an environmental, coastal, and water resources engineering firm in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.

The survey, entitled "Marine Regulations: Your Two Cents" examines the opinions of private marina owners and operators, and municipal marina authority officials regarding environmental regulations.

More than half (52 percent) of survey respondents said that dredging regulations are hardest to comply with, while another 31 percent say regulations associated with the disposal of dredged material are the most challenging. Other stringent regulations, according to respondents, include manatee protection, submerged land protection, and water quality.

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