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Interagency Coordinating Committee on Oil Pollution Research      

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.

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