2015 US Code
Title 33 - Navigation and Navigable Waters (Sections 1 - 4009)
Chapter 33A - Marine Debris Research, Prevention, and Reduction (Sections 1951 - 1958)
Sec. 1951 - Purpose

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Publication TitleUnited States Code, 2012 Edition, Supplement 3, Title 33 - NAVIGATION AND NAVIGABLE WATERS
CategoryBills and Statutes
CollectionUnited States Code
SuDoc Class NumberY 1.2/5:
Contained WithinTitle 33 - NAVIGATION AND NAVIGABLE WATERS
CHAPTER 33A - MARINE DEBRIS RESEARCH, PREVENTION, AND REDUCTION
Sec. 1951 - Purpose
Containssection 1951
Date2015
Laws In Effect As Of DateJanuary 3, 2016
Positive LawNo
Dispositionstandard
Short Titles'Marine Debris Act Amendments of 2012'."
'Marine Debris Act'."
Source CreditPub. L. 109-449, §2, Dec. 22, 2006, 120 Stat. 3333; Pub. L. 112-213, title VI, §603, Dec. 20, 2012, 126 Stat. 1576.
Statutes at Large References120 Stat. 3333
126 Stat. 1576
Public and Private LawsPublic Law 109-449, Public Law 112-213

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33 U.S.C. § 1951 (2015)

§1951. Purpose

The purpose of this chapter is to address the adverse impacts of marine debris on the United States economy, the marine environment, and navigation safety through the identification, determination of sources, assessment, prevention, reduction, and removal of marine debris.

(Pub. L. 109–449, §2, Dec. 22, 2006, 120 Stat. 3333; Pub. L. 112–213, title VI, §603, Dec. 20, 2012, 126 Stat. 1576.)

AMENDMENTS

2012—Pub. L. 112–213 amended section generally. Prior to amendment, text read as follows: "The purposes of this chapter are—

"(1) to help identify, determine sources of, assess, reduce, and prevent marine debris and its adverse impacts on the marine environment and navigation safety;

"(2) to reactivate the Interagency Marine Debris Coordinating Committee; and

"(3) to develop a Federal marine debris information clearinghouse."

SHORT TITLE OF 2012 AMENDMENT

Pub. L. 112–213, title VI, §601, Dec. 20, 2012, 126 Stat. 1576, provided that: "This title [amending this section and sections 1952 to 1956 of this title, transferring section 1914 of this title to section 1954 of this title, repealing sections 1915 and 1954 of this title, and amending provisions set out as a note under this section] may be cited as the 'Marine Debris Act Amendments of 2012'."

SHORT TITLE

Pub. L. 109–449, §1, Dec. 22, 2006, 120 Stat. 3333, as amended by Pub. L. 112–213, title VI, §602(a), Dec. 20, 2012, 126 Stat. 1576, provided that: "This Act [enacting and amending this chapter] may be cited as the 'Marine Debris Act'."

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