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Friday, September 9, 2011

Ocean Dumping Act: A Summary of the Law

Claudia Copeland
Specialist in Resources and Environmental Policy

The Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act has two basic aims: to regulate intentional  ocean disposal of materials, and to authorize related research. Permit and enforcement provisions  of the law are often referred to as the Ocean Dumping Act. The basic provisions of the act have  remained virtually unchanged since 1972, when it was enacted to establish a comprehensive  waste management system to regulate disposal or dumping of all materials into marine waters that  are within U.S. jurisdiction, although a number of new authorities have been added. This report  presents a summary of the law.

Date of Report: August 3
0, 2011
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