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)
- Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement
- Department of Justice, Environmental and Natural Resources Division
- Department of State, Office of Ocean and Polar Affairs
- Marine Mammal Commission
- National Park Service
- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
- U.S. Coast Guard
- U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
- U.S. Navy
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.