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Marine Preservation, Research and Sanctuaries Act of 1972

Published October 23, 1972

The EPA states that the Marine Protection, Research and Sanctuaries Act of 1972, also referred to as the Ocean Dumping Act, "generally prohibits (1) transportation of material from the United States for the purpose of ocean dumping; (2) transportation of material from anywhere for the purpose of ocean dumping by U.S. agencies or U.S.-flagged vessels; (3) dumping of material transported from outside the United States into the U.S. territorial sea. A permit is required to deviate from these prohibitions." It was enacted on October 23, 1972.

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