|Title:||Marine Pollution Prevention Act|
The Marine Pollution Prevention Act of 2008 implements the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, including related Protocols (MARPOL) and its Annexes I (oil pollution), II (noxious liquid substances pollution), and V (garbage), as well as Annex IV of the Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty. The Act imposes requirements on ships for handling of wastes from ships' operations, as well as notification requirements for oil discharges. For example, the Act prohibits disposal at sea of plastics, disposal of garbage in special areas (generally, semi-enclosed seas, Antarctica, and the wider Caribbean), disposal of garbage within 25 miles of land, and disposal of food wastes and other refuse within 12 miles of land.
Date enacted: October 21, 1980
Codification: 33 U.S.C. Section 1901 et seq.
Authority: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Coast Guard, and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
To support ocean planning activities pursuant to the Executive Order Regarding the Ocean Policy to Advance the Economic, Security, and Environmental Interests of the United States, the Energy Policy Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, the Rivers and Harbors Act, and the Coastal Zone Management Act.
|Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords||
EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT
|ISO 19115 Topic Category||
|ISO 19115 Topic Category||
|None||Marine Pollution Prevention Act|
|Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords||
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
|Organization:||Office for Coastal Management|
Data Set Information
|Data Set Scope Code:||Data Set|
|Maintenance Frequency:||As Needed|
|Data Set Credit:||Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, NOAA Office for Coastal Management|
Point of Contact
|Date Effective From:||2015-05-04|
|Date Effective To:|
|Contact (Organization):||NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)|
2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
|Currentness Reference:||Publication Date|
Extent Group 1
Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1
Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1
|Time Frame Type:||Range|
|Data Access Constraints:||
|Data Use Constraints:||
For coastal and ocean planning
MarineCadastre.gov Data Registry
Activity Log 1
Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.
Activity Log 2
Converted from FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (version FGDC-STD-001-1998) using 'fgdc_to_inport_xml.pl' script. Contact Tyler Christensen (NOS) for details.
Activity Log 3
Partial upload of Positional Accuracy fields only.
The attributes in this dataset are believed to be accurate.
|Horizontal Positional Accuracy:||
Maximum scale of intended use is 1:80,000.
Spatial and attribute properties are believed to be complete, although attribute information has been simplified. Geometric thresholds from original data are preserved. No tests have been completed for exhaustiveness.
Areas known to be incomplete and outdated. Areas where SLA or other jurisdictional boundaries have changed after 2001 or were not available may not be exact.
Block and Boundary Data
|Contact Name:||Minerals Management Service (MMS)|
|Extent Start Date/Time:||1995-01-01|
Vector data representing the federal/state boundary | Source Geospatial Form: map | Type of Source Media: NA
NOAA's Exclusive Economic Zone boundary file for the U.S.
|Contact Name:||National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration|
|Extent Start Date/Time:||1995-08-10|
MMS | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: NA
|Contact Name:||Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Office for Coastal Management (OCM)|
National boundary of the Marine Pollution Prevention Act | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: online
Process Step 1
The exclusive economic zone (EEZ) boundary was clipped to the area of interest (see abstract). Coordinates were left unaltered. This EEZ segment was then used to form the seaward boundary of this data layer.
|Process Date/Time:||1998-09-30 00:00:00|
Rubric scores updated every 15m
|Catalog Item ID:||48895|
|Metadata Record Created By:||Anne Ball|
|Metadata Record Created:||2017-11-14 15:56+0000|
|Metadata Record Last Modified By:||SysAdmin InPortAdmin|
|Metadata Record Last Modified:||2023-05-30 18:09+0000|
|Metadata Record Published:||2018-02-08|
|Metadata Publication Status:||Published Externally|
|Do Not Publish?:||N|
|Metadata Last Review Date:||2018-02-08|
|Metadata Review Frequency:||1 Year|
|Metadata Next Review Date:||2019-02-08|