Proposed Five-Year Ocs Oil and Gas Lease Sale Schedule, January 1982-December 1986 Volume 1

Proposed Five-Year Ocs Oil and Gas Lease Sale Schedule, January 1982-December 1986 Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1982* edition. Excerpt: ...synthetic materials, fertilizers, and drugs. Use for manufacture of petroleum products in the future would also be foreclosed by production of these hydrocarbon resources in the 1980'sand 1990's. b) Biotic Resources An irreversible and irretrievable commitment of biotic resources could occur if areas were subjected to intensive development. Oil spills and chronic low level pollution can injure and kill organisms at virtually all trophic levels. Mortality of individual organisms can be expected to occur, and possibly reduction or even elimination of a few small or isolated populations. The magnitude of these effects are nearly impossible to predict. Section IV.B. identifies the types of impacts which can occur and the resources which are particularly sensitive to adverse impacts resulting from the proposal. Between 57 and 130 acres of habitat could be developed or affected by development of OCS-related facilities. More specific analysis of the flora and fauna which may be impacted, their population levels and dynamics, and potential adverse impacts will be possible in site-specific analyses in sale-related environmental statements. c) Human Resources Human casualties can be expected to occur as the result of OCS industry activities. Between 1970 and 1976, there were 102 deaths and 162 injuries directly related to OCS drilling activities. Accidents on rigs and platforms, including blowouts, L t k helicopter crashes, and boat accidents, can be expected to occur and result in an irretrievable commitment of human resources, despite mitigating measures to improve the safety of OCS operations. d) Land Resources An irretrievable commitment of land resources will result from the proposal; however, the use of sites where development exists can reduce more

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  • Paperback | 284 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 513g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236533623
  • 9781236533623