What Is The Marine Protection, Research And Sanctuaries Act?

The Marine Protection, Research and Sanctuaries Act was enacted in 1972. It grants the EPA the power to require companies to get a special permit before dumping waste into the ocean. It also grants the EPA the power to designate which areas can be used for dumping.

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