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Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act

Metadata Updated: November 4, 2022

This data represents geographic terms used within the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA or Act). The Act defines the United States outer continental shelf (OCS) as all submerged lands lying seaward of state submerged lands and waters (as defined in the Submerged Lands Act) which are under U.S. jurisdiction and control. Under the OCSLA, the Secretary of the Interior is responsible for the administration of mineral exploration and the development of the OCS. The OCSLA has been amended several times, most recently as a result of the Energy Policy Act of 2005. In addition, the Energy Policy Act of 2005 amended OCSLA Section 8 to give jurisdiction of alternate energy-related uses on the outer continental shelf to the Department of the Interior. When investigating geo-regulatory boundaries near the boundary edges, users should consult the most up-to-date applicable jurisdictional boundaries from all respective authoritative sources. Source: https://www.boem.gov/Outer-Continental-Shelf-Lands-Act/ Date enacted: August 7, 1953 Codification: 43 U.S.C. Sec. 1331 et seq. Authority: Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

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Dates

Metadata Date October 27, 2022
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 4, 2022
Reference Date(s) April 12, 2017 (publication)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date October 27, 2022
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 4, 2022
Reference Date(s) April 12, 2017 (publication)
Responsible Party NOAA Office for Coastal Management (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Guid gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:48913
Access Constraints Cite As: Office for Coastal Management, [Date of Access]: Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act [Data Date Range], https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/48913., Access Constraints: None | Use Constraints: For coastal and ocean planning | Distribution Liability: https://www.marinecadastre.gov/about/disclaimer.html
Bbox East Long 180
Bbox North Lat 74.708841
Bbox South Lat 15.563121
Bbox West Long -180
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update notPlanned
Harvest Object Id 86811740-7d4d-4b6c-9314-66636983fd02
Harvest Source Id c0121fd9-df15-4168-ac04-42f6e36a794d
Harvest Source Title NOS OCM
Licence NOAA provides no warranty, nor accepts any liability occurring from any incomplete, incorrect, or misleading data, or from any incorrect, incomplete, or misleading use of the data. It is the responsibility of the user to determine whether or not the data is suitable for the intended purpose.
Lineage
Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
Old Spatial {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[-180.0, 15.563121], [180.0, 15.563121], [180.0, 74.708841], [-180.0, 74.708841], [-180.0, 15.563121]]]}
Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True

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