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.