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.
(Pub. L. 98–623, title II, § 203, Nov. 8, 1984, 98 Stat. 3395.)