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Office for Coastal Management, 2022: Abandoned Shipwreck Act, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/48846.

Item Identification

Title: Abandoned Shipwreck Act
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2017-02-15
Abstract:

This data represents the extent of the Abandoned Shipwreck Act (ASA). The ASA allows states to manage a broad range of resources within submerged lands, including abandoned shipwrecks that have been deserted and to which the owner has relinquished ownership rights with no retention. With the exception of wrecks on certain federal public lands, the ASA asserts U.S. title to abandoned shipwrecks and automatically transfers the title to coastal states. Citing to the Submerged Lands Act, the ASA generally extends seaward a distance of three nautical miles from the coastline to the inner limit of the outer continental shelf. In the cases of Texas, the Gulf coast of Florida, and Puerto Rico, the ASA extends seaward three marine leagues-or nine nautical miles-from the coastline. 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.nps.gov/history/local-law/FHPL_AbndShipwreck.pdf

Date enacted: April 28, 1988

Codification: 43 U.S.C. Sec. 2101 et seq

Authority: U.S. National Park Service

Purpose:

To support ocean planning activities pursuant to the Executive Order Regarding the Ocean Policy to Advance the Economic, Security, and Environmental Interests of the United States, the Energy Policy Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, the Rivers and Harbors Act, and the Coastal Zone Management Act.

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT
UNCONTROLLED
ISO 19115 Topic Category boundaries
ISO 19115 Topic Category oceans
ISO 19115 Topic Category planningCadastre
None Abandoned Shipwreck Act
None marine boundaries
None ocean planning

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
UNCONTROLLED
None Alaska
None American Samoa
None CNMI
None Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
None Guam
None Hawaii
None Puerto Rico
None U.S. Virgin Islands
None United States

Physical Location

Organization: Office for Coastal Management
City: Charleston
State/Province: SC

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: As Needed
Data Presentation Form: Map (digital)
Distribution Liability:

https://www.marinecadastre.gov/about/disclaimer.html

Data Set Credit: Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, NOAA Office for Coastal Management

Support Roles

Point of Contact

CC ID: 651052
Date Effective From: 2017-02-15
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address: coastal.info@noaa.gov
Phone: (843) 740-1202
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov

Extents

Currentness Reference: Publication Date

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 651057
W° Bound: -179.229655
E° Bound: 179.856675
N° Bound: 71.439231
S° Bound: -14.610193

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 651056
Time Frame Type: Discrete
Start: 2016

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Vector: Yes

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Use Constraints:

For coastal and ocean planning

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 706211
Download URL: https://marinecadastre.gov/data/
Distributor:
Description:

MarineCadastre.gov Data Registry

Distribution 2

CC ID: 706212
Download URL: https://marinecadastre.gov/downloads/data/mc/AbandonedShipwreckAct.zip
Distributor:

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 651084
Activity Date/Time: 2017-04-12
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 651083
Activity Date/Time: 2017-11-14
Description:

Converted from FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (version FGDC-STD-001-1998) using 'fgdc_to_inport_xml.pl' script. Contact Tyler Christensen (NOS) for details.

Activity Log 3

CC ID: 717235
Activity Date/Time: 2018-02-08
Description:

Partial upload of Positional Accuracy fields only.

Data Quality

Accuracy:

The attributes in this dataset are believed to be accurate.

Horizontal Positional Accuracy:

Maximum scale of intended use is 1:80,000.

Completeness Report:

Spatial and attribute properties are believed to be complete, although attribute information has been simplified. Geometric thresholds from original data are preserved. No tests have been completed for exhaustiveness.

Conceptual Consistency:

These data are believed to be logically consistent. Geometry is topologically clean.

Lineage

Sources

CleanWaterAct.zip

CC ID: 651042
Contact Name: Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Office for Coastal Management (OCM)
Publish Date: 2016-11-09
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2016-12-13
Citation URL: ftp://coast.noaa.gov/pub/Legis-Atlas/FederalGeoregulations/CleanWaterAct.zip
Source Contribution:

Provided a submerged lands proxy (3nm boundary) for American Samoa, Guam, CNMI, and the US Virgin Islands. | Type of Source Media: online

CoastalZoneManagementActBoundary.zip

CC ID: 651043
Contact Name: Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Office for Coastal Management (OCM)
Publish Date: 2013-12-12
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2016-12-13
Citation URL: ftp://ftp.coast.noaa.gov/pub/MSP/CoastalZoneManagementActBoundary.zip
Source Contribution:

Provided a submerged lands proxy (9nm boundary) for Puerto Rico. | Type of Source Media: online

USStateSubmergedLands.zip

CC ID: 651041
Contact Name: Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Office for Coastal Management (OCM)
Publish Date: 2016-09-14
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2016-11-28
Citation URL: ftp://coast.noaa.gov/pub/Legis-Atlas/FederalGeoregulations/USStateSubmergedLands.zip
Source Contribution:

Provided state submerged lands for the Lower 48, Alaska, and Hawaii | Type of Source Media: online

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 651044
Description:

1. Download source data that provide the component boundaries of the Abandoned Shipwreck Act. These include the US State Submerged Lands, Clean Water Act, and Coastal Zone Management Act.

2. Create a new feature class to copy features from the source data sets.

3. Using the US State Submerged Lands Act, copy all features into the new feature class. Using the Clean Water Act, extract the interior-most (3 mile) boundary for American Samoa, Guam, CNMI, and US Virgin Islands.

4. Using the Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA), extract the data for Puerto Rico. (This will require removing coincident data for USVI.) Erase the shoreline overlap of the CZMA data in Puerto Rico with a national shoreline boundary. Add the modified data for Puerto Rico to the national data set for the Abandoned Shipwreck Act.

5. Add fields and populated according to data dictionary.

Process Date/Time: 2016-01-01 00:00:00

Child Items

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Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 48846
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:48846
Metadata Record Created By: Anne Ball
Metadata Record Created: 2017-11-14 15:55+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2022-08-09 17:11+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2018-02-08
Owner Org: OCM
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2018-02-08
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2019-02-08