Federal Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Sand and Gravel Borrow Areas (Lease Areas)

Metadata Updated: January 12, 2021

The Federal Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Marine Mineral (e.g. sand and gravel) Lease Areas layer is maintained by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), part of the U.S. Department of the Interior. Each lease area polygon defines an area where entities that have entered into or have requested a Negotiated Non-Competitive Lease or Memorandum of Agreement with BOEM can dredge sand, gravel, or shell resources from the OCS. Section 8 (k) of the OCS Lands Act (OCSLA), as amended by Public Law 103-426 (enacted in 1994), gives BOEM the authority to negotiate an agreement for the use of OCS sand, gravel, and shell resources for use in: (1) a project for shore protection, beach restoration, or coastal restoration undertaken by a Federal, State, or local government agency; or (2) for use in a construction project funded in whole or in part by, or authorized by, the Federal government. This dataset is a collection of active, completed, expired, and proposed lease areas under BOEM's purview. Attribution consists of OCS lease number, state, project ID, volume of material allocated, borrow area ID, leases status, and administrative chronology of the lease term (e.g. execution and expiration dates). Revisions to this dataset are made on a regular basis by BOEM staff to reflect the current status of OCS marine mineral leasing activity.

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Metadata Date January 11, 2021
Metadata Created Date September 28, 2020
Metadata Updated Date January 12, 2021
Reference Date(s) January 11, 2021 (publication)
Frequency Of Update asNeeded

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date January 11, 2021
Metadata Created Date September 28, 2020
Metadata Updated Date January 12, 2021
Reference Date(s) January 11, 2021 (publication)
Responsible Party U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Marine Minerals Program (Point of Contact)
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Bbox East Long -73.909864
Bbox North Lat 40.048775
Bbox South Lat 25.680481
Bbox West Long -93.609878
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