Interagency Marine Debris Coordinating Committee Reports
Report on Microfiber Pollution

This Report on Microfiber Pollution was developed by the NOAA Marine Debris Program and Environmental Protection Agency’s Trash Free Waters Program on behalf of the Interagency Marine Debris Coordinating Committee, with support from the consulting firm Materevolve. It is a requirement of the Save Our Seas 2.0 Act of 2020 (Public Law 116-224) and will provide the United States Congress with an overview of the microfiber pollution issue, while also outlining a path forward for federal agencies, in partnership with other stakeholders, to address this problem.

Comments on the draft Report on Microfiber Pollution are being accepted until October 17, 2022. We invite comments, feedback, and recommendations on the draft report, which includes a definition of microfiber; an assessment of the sources, prevalence, and causes of microfiber pollution; a recommendation for a standardized methodology to measure and estimate the prevalence of microfiber pollution; recommendations for reducing microfiber pollution; and a plan for how Federal agencies, in partnership with other stakeholders, can lead on opportunities to reduce microfiber pollution. 

To learn how to submit a comment through the Federal eRulemaking Portal, please view the Federal Register Notice. All comments received are a part of the public record.