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Outer Continental Shelf Submerged Lands Act Boundary - Atlantic Region NAD83

Metadata Updated: September 1, 2023

This data set contains the Submerged Lands Act (SLA) boundary line (also known as State Seaward Boundary (SSB), or Fed State Boundary) in ESRI shapefile formats for the BOEM Atlantic Region. The SLA boundary defines the seaward limit of a state's submerged lands and the landward boundary of federally managed OCS lands. In the BOEM Atlantic Region it is projected 3 nautical miles offshore from the baseline. Further information on the SLA and development of this line from baseline points can be found in OCS Report MMS 99-0006: Boundary Development on the Outer Continental Shelf Due to slight differences in process and purpose, NOAA's 3 nautical mile line depicted on its charts may differ in some areas from the SLA boundary depicted on BOEM maps and OPDs and should not be confused with the SLA boundary. Therefore this boundary is the only boundary that should be used to depict state/federal seperation of jurisdiction for submerged lands. Because GIS projection and topology functions can change or generalize coordinates, these GIS files are onsidered to be approximate and are NOT an OFFICIAL record for the exact Submerged Lands Act Boundary. The Official Protraction Diagrams (OPDs) and Supplemental Official Block Diagrams (SOBDs) serve as the legal definition for offshore boundary coordinates and area descriptions.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Metadata Created Date June 1, 2023
Metadata Updated Date September 1, 2023

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Metadata Created Date June 1, 2023
Metadata Updated Date September 1, 2023
Publisher Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Identifier 52948bb7-64c4-4163-b334-ee801d544b3e
Data Last Modified 2021-02-01
Category geospatial
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 010:06
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