Interagency Marine Debris Coordinating Committee
The Interagency Marine Debris Coordinating Committee (IMDCC) is an interagency body responsible for developing and recommending comprehensive and multi-disciplinary approaches to reduce the sources and impacts of marine debris to the nation’s marine environment, natural resources, public safety, and economy. The IMDCC ensures the coordination of Federal agency marine debris activities both nationally and internationally, as well as recommends research priorities, monitoring techniques, educational programs, and regulatory action.
The IMDCC consists of representatives from the following Federal agencies:
Department of Commerce/National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Chair); U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (Vice-Chair); Department of Defense/Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Navy; Department of Homeland Security/U.S. Coast Guard; Department of Interior/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement Department of Justice/ Environmental and Natural Resources DivisionDepartment of State/Office of Marine Conservation; Marine Mammal Commission; and any other Federal agency or organization that has an interest in ocean issues and water pollution prevention and control.