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Title: Report to Congress on ocean dumping, 1987-1990

The Report to Congress summarizes the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) activities in carrying out its responsibilities under Title I of the Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act (MPRSA) and its 1988 amendment, the Ocean Dumping Ban Act (ODBA). ODBA makes the ocean dumping of industrial waste and municipal sewage sludge unlawful after December 31, 1991. EPA's Office of Water (OW) in conjunction with EPA Regional Offices have responsibilities under MPRSA to regulate and monitor ocean disposal of municipal sewage sludge, industrial waste, and dredged materials as well as incineration-at-sea. In addition to administering MPRSA and ODBA, OW: (1) continued its participation in the work of the London Dumping Convention (LDC), the international agreement that addresses the dumping of wastes into the marine environment; (2) continued monitoring and public education activities aboard the Ocean Survey Vessel PETER W. ANDERSON; and (3) collaborated in programs with other organizations involved in marine protection.
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5117988
Report Number(s):
PB-92-188663/XAB; EPA--503/9-91/009
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: See also AD-A116 301
Research Org:
Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC (United States). Office of the Assistant Administrator for Water
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; MARINE DISPOSAL; INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS; WASTES; INDUSTRIAL WASTES; MUNICIPAL WASTES; POLLUTION REGULATIONS; PUBLIC INFORMATION; SEWAGE SLUDGE; US EPA; WATER POLLUTION ABATEMENT; AGREEMENTS; BIOLOGICAL MATERIALS; BIOLOGICAL WASTES; INFORMATION; MANAGEMENT; MATERIALS; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; POLLUTION ABATEMENT; REGULATIONS; SEWAGE; SLUDGES; US ORGANIZATIONS; WASTE DISPOSAL; WASTE MANAGEMENT 540320* -- Environment, Aquatic-- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport-- (1990-); 290300 -- Energy Planning & Policy-- Environment, Health, & Safety