Interagency Marine Debris Coordinating Committee
The Interagency Marine Debris Coordinating Committee (IMDCC) is a multi-agency body responsible for streamlining the federal government’s efforts to address marine debris. Representatives meet to coordinate a comprehensive program of marine debris activities and make recommendations for research priorities, monitoring techniques, educational programs, and regulatory action.
The IMDCC consists of the following federal entities:
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Chair)
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (Vice-Chair)
- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
- U.S. Navy
- U.S. Coast Guard
- U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
- Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement
- Department of Justice, Environmental and Natural Resources Division
- Department of State, Office of Marine Conservation
- Marine Mammal Commission
The IMDCC was established in 2006 by the Marine Debris Research, Prevention, and Reduction Act. The committee submits biennial reports to Congress with updates on activities, achievements, and recommendations.