Accession Number : ADA152060


Title :   Exploration and Production of Hydrocarbon Resources in Coastal Alabama and Mississippi. Executive Summary.


Descriptive Note : Final generic environmental impact statement.


Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER DISTRICT MOBILE AL


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA152060


Report Date : Nov 1984


Pagination or Media Count : 178


Abstract : An analysis has been undertaken of the physical biological and socioeconomic effects of hydrocarbon exploration and production activities in coastal Alabama and Mississippi and adjacent Federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The analysis consists of two parts: effects and generic unit actions, and cumulative effects of postulated hydrocarbon-related activities in the region over the next 30 years. Four subregions are considered in the analysis: the forested and seasonally-flooded Mobile-Tensaw River Delta, the shallow coastal estuaries of Mobile Bay and Mississippi Sound, and the Alabama and Mississippi state waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The main short-term adverse environmental effects would be turbidity resulting from well site and pipeline construction activities, and the temporary loss of habitat and biological productivity during pipeline construction and during the drilling period at well sites that are eventually abandoned as dry holes. Originator-supplied keywords: Generic EIS, Corps of Engineers permits, Hydrocarbon permits, Alabama, Mississippi.


Descriptors :   *FUELS , *HYDROCARBONS , COASTAL REGIONS , INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION , ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT , RESOURCE MANAGEMENT , ALABAMA , SOCIOLOGY , GEOPHYSICAL PROSPECTING , MISSISSIPPI


Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Mining Engineering


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE