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Titles (2)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

Marine Plastic Pollution Research and Control Act of 1994

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To make improvements in the protection of coastal waters, enhance implementation of the Marine Plastic Pollution Research and Control Act of 1987, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
06/28/1994Introduced in House

All Actions (6)

Date
07/11/1994Executive Comment Requested from DOT, EPA.
07/11/1994Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Action By: Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries
07/11/1994Referred to the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Navigation.
Action By: Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries
06/29/1994Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR E1364)
Action By: House of Representatives
06/28/1994Referred to the House Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries.
Action By: House of Representatives
06/28/1994Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (1)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-6]* 06/28/1994

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Merchant Marine and Fisheries06/28/1994 Referred to
House Merchant Marine and Fisheries Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Navigation07/11/1994 Referred to
House Merchant Marine and Fisheries Subcommittee on Environment and Natural Resources07/11/1994 Referred to

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Introduced in House (06/28/1994)

Marine Plastic Pollution Research and Control Act of 1994 - Amends the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships to authorize the Secretary of the department in which the Coast Guard is operating to issue a certificate attesting to the adequacy of garbage reception facilities at a port or terminal only if an onsite inspection has been conducted prior to the issuance of a certificate. Makes such certificates valid for a period of five years unless there is a change of operator.

Directs the Secretary to promulgate regulations that require the operators of ports or terminals subject to MARPOL Protocol (the Protocol of 1978 relating to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution From Ships, 1973) requirements relating to reception facilities to post placards stating that users should report facility inadequacies to the Secretary.

Requires all vessels to display placards and conduct briefings that notify the crew and passengers of requirements of Annex V of the Convention.

Authorizes the Secretary of the Treasury to refuse or revoke certain permits to proceed or depart of foreign vessels in violation of MARPOL requirements.

Provides for a toll-free telephone number for reporting MARPOL violations.

Amends the Marine Plastic Pollution Research and Control Act of 1987 to express the sense of the Congress that certain shipper insurance policies should not provide for the payment of penalties under the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships.

Requires persons in charge of vessels to include information on the disposal of onboard waste in the notice of arrival to the port.

Directs the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to establish a Marine Debris Coordinating Committee.

Amends the Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act of 1972 to extend authorized appropriations for regional marine research programs from FY 1996 through FY 2000.