Short Citation:
Office for Coastal Management, 2021: Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/48913.

Item Identification

Title: Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act
Short Name: OuterContinentalShelfLandsAct
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2017-04-12
Abstract:

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

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 continental shelf
None federal georegulation
None georegulation
None marine boundaries
None Ocean Law Search
None ocean planning
None OCSLA
None Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act
None regulation

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords Continent > North America > United States Of America
None Alaska
None East Coast
None Hawaii
None National
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
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. https://www.marinecadastre.gov/about/disclaimer.html

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 653710
Date Effective From: 2017-04-12
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: 653712
Date Effective From: 2017-04-12
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: 653713
Date Effective From: 2017-04-12
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: 653711
Date Effective From: 2017-04-12
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: 653716
W° Bound: -180
E° Bound: 180
N° Bound: 74.708841
S° Bound: 15.563121

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 653715
Time Frame Type: Discrete
Start: 2016

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Vector: Yes

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Constraints:

None

Data Use Constraints:

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

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

URLs

URL 3

CC ID: 653708
URL: https://www.marinecadastre.gov/data/
URL Type:
Online Resource

URL 4

CC ID: 653709
URL: https://www.coast.noaa.gov/
URL Type:
Online Resource

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 653738
Activity Date/Time: 2017-04-12
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 653737
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: 717476
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

Clean Water Act

CC ID: 653701
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: 2016-11-09
Citation URL: ftp://coast.noaa.gov/pub/Legis-Atlas/FederalGeoregulations/CleanWaterAct.zip
Source Contribution:

Provided the national boundary for the Clean Water Act. | Type of Source Media: online

US State Submerged Lands

CC ID: 653702
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: 2016-09-14
Citation URL: ftp://coast.noaa.gov/pub/Legis-Atlas/FederalGeoregulations/USStateSubmergedLands.zip
Source Contribution:

Provided the national boundary for the US State Submerged Lands. | Type of Source Media: online

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 653703
Description:

1. Downloaded the Clean Water Act and US State Submerged Lands boundaries data.

2. Erased the Clean Water Act with the US State Submerged Lands.

3. Visually inspected boundary extents to make sure they were coincident with respective data source boundaries.

4. Added fields and populated according to data dictionary.

Process Date/Time: 2017-01-01 00:00:00

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity (ENT) OuterContinentalShelfLandsAct

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 48913
Metadata Record Created By: Anne Ball
Metadata Record Created: 2017-11-14 15:56+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2019-07-02 15:17+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