Section 33-10-2Purpose of chapter.
It is the intent and purpose of this chapter to provide for the creation of the Ameraport Offshore Harbor and Terminal Commission, hereinafter referred to as the "commission," to promote, plan, finance, develop, construct, control, operate, manage, maintain and modify a deep draft harbor and terminal, in order to promote the economic welfare of the citizens of the State of Alabama, and to provide the necessary facilities for docking, loading and unloading of vessels carrying liquid or dry bulk and energy cargoes, and to provide for the laying of pipelines or other forms of transportation or transmission of energy cargoes of all kinds. It is the object of this chapter to assert and protect Alabama's economic, social and environmental interests in the development of any deep draft harbor and terminal outside the State of Alabama where such development may have an impact upon the State of Alabama.
(Acts 1973, No. 1064, p. 1779, §1.)