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US Federal Georegulations - Marine Debris Research, Prevention and Reduction Act

US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • Added 10 Sep 2016
  • Updated 30 Aug 2018

The Marine Debris Research, Prevention, and Reduction Act legally establishes the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Marine Debris Program. The mission of the NOAA Marine Debris Program is to use research, prevention, and reduction activities to investigate and solve problems that stem from marine debris, in order to protect and conserve our Nation’s marine environment and ensure navigation safety. The Act outlines three central program components for the MDP to undertake: 1) mapping, identification, impact assessment, removal, and prevention; 2) reducing and preventing gear loss; and 3) outreach.

This layer is a component of Federal Georegulations.

These data represent the unofficial boundaries of the respective federal georegulations found herein, as of 2016. Learn how these specific boundaries were created and find source material used, by referencing the metadata of each federal georegulation found here: When investigating geo-regulatory boundaries near the boundary edges, users should consult the most up to date applicable jurisdictional boundaries from all respective authoritative sources. To determine other federal georegulations that apply to an area, please reference the Federal Georegulations Identification service found here: These data are intended for coastal and ocean use planning and do not serve as a legal delineation of any law.

This service is maintained by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office for Coastal Management (OCM), in partnership with Department of the Interior (DOI) Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM). More information about this product can be found at This map service presents spatial information about services across the United States and Territories in the Web Mercator projection. NOAA provides the information “as-is” and shall incur no responsibility or liability as to the completeness or accuracy of this information. NOAA assumes no responsibility arising from the use of this information. The NOAA Office for Coastal Management will make every effort to provide continual access to this service but it may need to be taken down during routine IT maintenance or in case of an emergency. If you plan to ingest this service into your own application and would like to be informed about planned and unplanned service outages or changes to existing services, please register for our Data Services Newsletter ( For additional information, please contact the NOAA Office for Coastal Management (

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RegionsNorth America, Samoa, Kiribati
MetadataDublin Core

Technical Details

Layer ID 20559
Data type Vector polygon
Feature count 13
Attributes Website, Codification, Citation, Authority, Contact_Information, Federal_Georegulation
Services Vector Query API


Added 10 Sep 2016 ago
Last checked 1 Sep 2018 ago
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