Issue: Waste disposal in the ocean
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H.R.802 - Maritime Pollution Prevention Act of 2007Bill Is Law Jul 21, 2008 (110th congress) 12 Views
To amend the Act to Prevent Pollution from ships to implement MARPOL Annex VI.
S.362 - Marine Debris Research Prevention and Reduction ActBill Is Law Dec 21, 2006 (109th congress) 6 Views
A bill to establish a program within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the United States Coast Guard to help identify, d...
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