33 U.S. Code § 3825. Scientific and technical research and monitoring; communication and information

The Secretary, the Administrator, and the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration may each undertake scientific and technical research and monitoring pursuant to article 8 of the Convention and to promote the availability of relevant information concerning—
scientific and technical activities undertaken in accordance with the Convention;
marine scientific and technological programs and their objectives; and
the effects observed from any monitoring and assessment programs relating to antifouling systems.