Microplastics – NOAA/EPA Jointly Seek Public Comments on Draft “Report on Microfiber Pollution”

A September 15, 2022 joint NOAA/EPA Trash Free Waters Program, on behalf of the Interagency Marine Debris Coordinating Committee news release https://blog.marinedebris.noaa.gov/public-comment-open-draft-federal-report-microfiber-pollution announced the release for public comment by October 17, 2022 “… a draft Report on Microfiber Pollution … The Save Our Seas 2.0 Act of 2020 (Public Law 116-224) requires the Interagency Marine Debris Coordinating Committee to complete a report on microfiber pollution that includes: a definition of microfiber; an assessment of the sources, prevalence, and causes of microfiber pollution; a recommendation for a standardized methodology to measure and estimate the prevalence of microfiber pollution; recommendations for reducing microfiber pollution; and a plan for how Federal agencies, in partnership with other stakeholders, can lead on opportunities to reduce microfiber pollution  …” – The Federal Register notice is here: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2022/09/15/2022-19939/request-for-public-comment-on-report-on-microfiber-pollution …” #MicroPlastics #PlasticWaste #SingleUsePlastic @NOAADebris @EPA