Marine Debris Research, Prevention, and Reduction Act Law and Legal Definition
The Marine Debris Research, Prevention, and Reduction Act (“Act”) is a U.S. federal legislation that was enacted to: help identify, determine sources of, assess, reduce, and prevent marine debris and its adverse impacts on the marine environment and navigation safety; reactivate the Interagency Marine Debris Coordinating Committee; and develop a Federal marine debris information clearinghouse. [33 USCS § 1951]. This Act was signed into law by President Busy on December 22, 2006. The provisions of the Act are codified at 33 USCS §§ 1951 et seq.
NOAA Marine Debris Program was established pursuant to this Act. The Act sets a $10M authorization for NOAA for implementation of the program, including mapping, identification, and impact assessments, removal and prevention activities, research and development of alternatives to gear posing threats to the marine environment, and outreach activities. The Act also established the Coast Guard Program.
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