Outer Continental Shelf Submerged Lands Act Boundary - Pacific Region - West Coast NAD83

Metadata Updated: May 12, 2022

This data set contains the Submerged Lands Act (SLA)boundary line (also known as the State Seaward Boundary (SSB) and Fed State Boundary) for the BOEM Pacific Region in ESRI ArcGIS shape file format. The SLA defines the seaward limit of a state owned submerged lands and the landward boundary of federally managed Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) lands. In the BOEM Pacific Region the SLA is projected 3 nautical miles offshore from the coastal baseline. Further information on the SLA and development of this line from baseline points can be found in OCS Report BOEM 99-0006: Boundary Development on the Outer Continental Shelf. https://www.boem.gov/BOEM-Newsroom/Library/Publications/1999/99-0006-pdf.aspx The SLA boundary was developed using nautical charts, topographic maps, and hydrographic surveys to identify coastal baseline points. For California, there was a wide range of map scales used (1:200 – 1:100,000). The Minerals Management Service (MMS - the predecessor bureau to BOEM) used mapping software that was developed in-house to mathematically project the SLA boundary 3 nautical miles seaward from the baseline. For purposes of the SLA, all coordinates are assumed as absolute values with a precision of three decimals of a meter. For purposes other than the SLA, the actual positional precision for a scale of 1:40,000 is approximately 23 meters. In 1992, MMS adopted NADCON v.2.00 or better as the bureau standard horizontal datum transformation software, and reiterated that, for its purposes, “the World Geodetic System of 1984 (WGS 84) is considered equivalent to NAD 83 offshore of Alaska and the conterminous United States.” 57 Fed. Reg. 5168 (February 12, 1992). On December 24, 2014, the SLA boundary offshore of California was fixed (permanently immobilized) by a decree issued by the U.S. Supreme Court. United States v. California, 135 S. Ct. 563 (2014). For a detailed discussion on the fixing of the SLA boundary for California, please see https://www.boem.gov/Oil-and-Gas-Energy-Program/Mapping-and-Data/Multi-Purpose-Marine-Cadastre-Map-Viewer/Court-Decisions.aspx Because GIS projection and topology functions can change or generalize coordinates, these GIS shape files are NOT an OFFICIAL record for the exact Submerged Lands Act Boundary.The official record is reflected through the coordinates listed in the decree, and the boundary shown on the BOEM Supplemental Official Block Diagrams, which are available at https://www.boem.gov/Oil-and-Gas-Energy-Program/Mapping-and-Data/Pacific.aspx

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Metadata Created Date November 5, 2021
Metadata Updated Date May 12, 2022

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Metadata Created Date November 5, 2021
Metadata Updated Date May 12, 2022
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