Short Citation:
Office for Coastal Management, 2021: Abandoned Shipwreck Act, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/48846.

Item Identification

Title: Abandoned Shipwreck Act
Short Name: AbandonedShipwreckAct
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 coastal and ocean planning and other activities pursuant to the Energy Policy Act, Coastal Zone Management Act, Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, National Environmental Policy Act, Rivers and Harbors Act and the Submerged Lands Act.

Notes:

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Supplemental Information:

Spatial_Reference_Information:

Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:

Geographic:

Latitude_Resolution: 0.00001

Longitude_Resolution: 0.00001

Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees

Geodetic_Model:

Horizontal_Datum_Name: D WGS 1984

Ellipsoid_Name: WGS 1984

Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.0

Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257223563

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords Earth Science > Human Dimensions > Environmental Governance/Management
ISO 19115 Topic Category boundaries
ISO 19115 Topic Category oceans
ISO 19115 Topic Category planningCadastre
None Abandoned Shipwreck Act
None federal georegulation
None georegulation
None marine boundaries
None Ocean Law Search
None ocean planning
None regulation

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords Continent > North America > United States Of America
None Alaska
None American Samoa
None CNMI
None Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
None East Coast
None Great Lakes
None Guam
None Hawaii
None National
None Puerto Rico
None U.S. Virgin Islands
None United States
None West Coast

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:

NOAA makes no warranties or representations whatsoever regarding the availability, quality, accuracy, content, completeness or suitability for the user's needs of such information. The services, information, and data made available on the Marine Cadastre web site are provided "as is" without warranties of any kind. These data are intended for coastal and ocean use planning. Not for navigation. http://www.marinecadastre.gov/about/disclaimer.html

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 651051
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

Distributor

CC ID: 651053
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

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 651054
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

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 Access Procedure:

zip download and REST map service

Data Access Constraints:

None

Data Use Constraints:

These data are intended for coastal and ocean use planning. Not for navigation.

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 706211
Download URL: ftp://csc.noaa.gov/pub/Legis-Atlas/FederalGeoregulations/AbandonedShipwreckAct.zip
Distributor: NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM) (2017-02-15 - Present)
File Name: Abandoned Shipwreck Act
Description:

zip download

File Type: Arc Geodatabase

Distribution 2

CC ID: 706212
Download URL: https://coast.noaa.gov/arcgis/rest/services/MarineCadastre/AbandonedShipwreckAct/MapServer/
Distributor: NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM) (2017-02-15 - Present)
File Name: Abandoned Shipwreck Act
Description:

REST maps service

File Type: REST Service

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 651049
URL: https://www.marinecadastre.gov/data/
URL Type:
Online Resource

URL 2

CC ID: 651050
URL: https://www.coast.noaa.gov/
URL Type:
Online Resource

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

Rubric scores updated every 15m

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Entity (ENT) Abandoned Shipwreck Act

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 48846
Metadata Record Created By: Anne Ball
Metadata Record Created: 2017-11-14 15:55+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Jesse Brass
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2020-12-10 21:03+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2018-02-08
Owner Org: OCM
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2019-02-09