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33 U.S. Code § 2102 - Establishment of standards

Based on the best scientific information available, artificial reefs in waters covered under this chapter shall be sited and constructed, and subsequently monitored and managed in a manner which will—
enhance fishery resources to the maximum extent practicable;
facilitate access and utilization by United States recreational and commercial fishermen;
minimize conflicts among competing uses of waters covered under this chapter and the resources in such waters;
minimize environmental risks and risks to personal health and property; and
be consistent with generally accepted principles of international law and shall not create any unreasonable obstruction to navigation.