Section 7001 of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA 90) established The Interagency Coordinating Committee on Oil Pollution Research (ICCOPR). The purpose of the Interagency Committee is twofold: (1) to prepare a comprehensive, coordinated Federal oil pollution research and development plan; and (2) to promote cooperation with industry, universities, research institutions, State governments, and other nations through information sharing, coordinated planning, and joint funding of projects. The Interagency Committee provides a biennial report to Congress on its activities.
The ICCOPR is referenced in two pieces of legislation: the original Public Law that mandated its creation and its periodic updates in the United States Code. Consequently, when discussing the ICCOPR, it is generally referenced as:
Oil Pollution Act of 1990, § 7001, 104 Stat. 484, 559-564 (1990) (33 U.S.C. 2761)
You can access 33 U.S.C. 2761 which provides the latest legislative requirements of the ICCOPR through the following websites:
Please also see our Fact Sheet on this website for a general summary of the ICCOPR.