|Title:||National Marine Sanctuaries Act|
These data represents geographic terms used within the National Marine Sanctuaries Act (NMSA). The NMSA was originally enacted as Title III of the Marine Protection, Research and Sanctuaries Act of 1972. The primary objective of the NMSA is to protect marine resources, such as coral reefs, sunken historical vessels, unique habitats, and submerged lands. National marine sanctuaries consist of designated marine waters, submerged lands, and can extend up to the mean high water line. Marine waters include those within the 200 nm Exclusive Economic Zone as well as state waters. For sanctuaries established within state waters or submerged lands, the Governor of the States has the authority to veto the sanctuary, regulations, or particular terms of designation. The NMSA also provides authority for cooperation with other nations and organizations in special marine areas located outside of the United States. 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.
Date enacted: 10/23/1972
Codification: 16 U.S.C. Sec. 1431 et seq.
Authority: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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.
|ISO 19115 Topic Category||boundaries|
|ISO 19115 Topic Category||oceans|
|ISO 19115 Topic Category||planningCadastre|
|None||National Marine Sanctuaries Act|
|None||Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands|
|None||U.S. Virgin Islands|
Data Set Information
|Data Set Scope Code:||Data Set|
|Maintenance Frequency:||As Needed|
Point of Contact
|Date Effective From:||2018-05-09|
|Date Effective To:|
|Contact (Organization):||NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)|
2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
|Currentness Reference:||Publication Date|
Extent Group 1
Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1
Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1
|Time Frame Type:||Discrete|
|Data Access Constraints:||
|Data Use Constraints:||
For coastal and ocean planning
MarineCadastre.gov Data Registry
The attributes in this dataset are believed to be accurate.
Spatial and attribute properties are believed to be complete. Geometric thresholds from original data are preserved. No tests have been completed for exhaustiveness.
These data are believed to be logically consistent. Geometry is topologically clean.
Clean Water Act
|Contact Name:||Office for Coastal Management, OCM|
|Extent Start Date/Time:||2016-11-09|
Process Step 1
1. Downloaded the Clean Water Act (CWA) from Marine Cadastre. The authority of the NMSA shares the same geographical extent as the CWA (i.e. from the shoreline to the 200NM Exclusice Economic Zone).
2. Dissolved the three component geographies of the Clean Water Act into one.
3. Modified attribute values according to data dictionary and related to the NMSA.
|Process Date/Time:||2018-03-01 00:00:00|
Rubric scores updated every 15m
|Entity||National Marine Sanctuaries Act|
|Catalog Item ID:||52598|
|Metadata Record Created By:||Anna Verrill|
|Metadata Record Created:||2018-05-09 15:40+0000|
|Metadata Record Last Modified By:||Jesse Brass|
|Metadata Record Last Modified:||2022-01-11 21:26+0000|
|Metadata Record Published:||2018-07-19|
|Metadata Publication Status:||Published Externally|
|Do Not Publish?:||N|
|Metadata Review Frequency:||1 Year|