Ocean Disposal Sites

Metadata Updated: February 27, 2019

In 1972, Congress enacted the Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act (MPRSA, also known as the Ocean Dumping Act) to prohibit the dumping of material into the ocean that would unreasonably degrade or endanger human health or the marine environment. Virtually all material ocean dumped today is dredged material (sediments) removed from the bottom of waterbodies in order to maintain navigation channels and berthing areas. Other materials that are currently ocean disposed include fish wastes, human remains, and vessels.

Ocean dumping cannot occur unless a permit is issued under the MPRSA. In the case of dredged material, the decision to issue a permit is made by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, using EPA's environmental criteria and subject to EPA's concurrence. For all other materials, EPA is the permitting agency. EPA is also responsible for designating recommended ocean dumping sites for all types of materials.

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Metadata Date October 26, 2018
Metadata Created Date February 27, 2019
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) September 14, 2016 (publication)
Frequency Of Update asNeeded

Metadata Source

Harvested from NOAA CSW Harvest Source

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date October 26, 2018
Metadata Created Date February 27, 2019
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) September 14, 2016 (publication)
Responsible Party Office for Coastal Management (Point of Contact, Custodian)
Contact Email
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Bbox East Long 173.539233
Bbox North Lat 64.500389
Bbox South Lat -14.425
Bbox West Long -177.394197
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update asNeeded
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Harvest Source Title NOAA CSW Harvest Source
Licence NOAA provides no warranty, nor accepts any liability occurring from any incomplete, incorrect, or misleading data, or from any incorrect, incomplete, or misleading use of the data. It is the responsibility of the user to determine whether or not the data is suitable for the intended purpose.
Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True

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