Wants uniform national rules to avoid legal wrangling over local dredging
U.S. ports want the federal government to establish a uniform national policy on dredging so that channel-deepening projects aren't dealt with case-by-case.
The American Association of Port Authorities adopted a resolution urging the administration and Congress to insist that federal agencies work together to facilitate dredging projects.
The AAPA also called for amendment to the Clean Water Act, Ocean Dumping Act and Water Resources Development Act to make it easier to get permits for disposal of dredged material.
Port officials have complained for years that administrative …