- The Georgia Department of Transportation
The Georgia Department of Transportation plans, constructs, maintains and improves the state's road and bridges; provides planning and financial support for other modes of transportation such as mass transit and airports; provides airport and air safety planning; and provides air travel to state departments. The Department is responsible for waterways, including the intercoastal waterway and the Savannah and Brunswick ports. Additionally, the department is responsible for rail transit.
- The Georgia Ports Authority
The Georgia Ports Authority is an instrumentality of the State of Georgia and a public corporation existing for the express purpose of developing, maintaining and operating ocean and inland river ports within the state. While fostering international trade for state and local communities, the Georgia Ports Authority promotes Georgia's agricultural, industrial and natural resources and is dedicated to maintaining the natural quality of the environment. The Georgia Ports Authority owns and operates the Port of Savannah, the Port of Brunswick, the Bainbridge Inland Barge Terminal and the Columbus Inland Barge Terminal.
- The Environmental Protection Agency
EPA provides leadership in the nation's environmental science, research, education and assessment efforts. EPA works closely with other federal agencies, state and local governments, and Indian tribes to develop and enforce regulations under existing environmental laws. EPA is responsible for researching and setting national standards for a variety of environmental programs and delegates to states and tribes responsibility for issuing permits, and monitoring and enforcing compliance. Where national standards are not met, EPA can issue sanctions and take other steps to assist the states and tribes in reaching the desired levels of environmental quality. The Agency also works with industries and all levels of government in a wide variety of voluntary pollution prevention programs and energy conservation efforts.
- Department of the Interior, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.
- Department of Commerce, NOAA Fisheries Service
NOAA Fisheries Service is dedicated to the stewardship of living marine resources through science-based conservation and management, and the promotion of healthy ecosystems. As a steward, NOAA Fisheries Service conserves, protects, and manages living marine resources in a way that ensures their continuation as functioning components of marine ecosystems, affords economic opportunities, and enhances the quality of life for the American public
The Corps’partners in this study also include the state environmental agencies in Georgia and South Carolina.