Short Citation:
Office for Coastal Management, 2021: Federal And State Waters, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/52795.

Item Identification

Title: Federal And State Waters
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2018-12-12
Abstract:

This product is a result of further processing of the State Waters and Federal Waters layers (file names, StateWaters and FederalWaters_SLAto50_Clipped/Unclipped, respectively) created for the Ocean Reporting Tool in April, 2018.The boundary between state and federal waters was determined by consulting The Submerged Lands Act (43 U.S.C. §§ 1301 et seq.), 48 U.S.C. §§ 1705 and The Abandoned Shipwreck Act (43 U.S.C. §§ 2101). Some boundary delineations based on the SLA were approximated in this data set, including areas in Hawaii, Alaska, and Washington State. Although state borders do not extend over water, it was necessary to approximate these borders to produce this data set. The boundaries depicted in this data set are for visual purposes only. The placement of these boundaries was extrapolated from the Federal Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Administrative Boundaries as described here http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2006/pdf/05-24659.pdf. The delineation between waters under US sovereign territory jurisdiction and that of federal governance is also approximate. Although based upon legislation, these data do not represent legal boundaries, especially in the case of Navassa Island, The Northern Mariana Islands, Baker Island, Howland Island, Johnston Atoll, Kingman Reef, Palmyra Atoll, Wake Islands and Jarvis Island.The seaward limit of this data set is the boundary of the 200nm US Exclusive Economic Zone. The EEZ is measured from the US baseline, recognized as the low-water line along the coast as marked on NOAA's nautical charts in accordance with articles of the Laws of the Sea. These limits are ambulatory and subject to revision based on changes in coastline geometry. This dataset was produced based on an update to the Maritime Limits published in September, 2013. To view the most up-to-date Maritime Limits, please see http://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/csdl/mbound.htm. Navassa Island does not have an EEZ around it, so the seaward extent of the federal waters surrounding it were based on the 12 mile offshore boundary of the USFWS National Wildlife Refuge established on the island.

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:

All data is displayed in WGS_1984_World_Mercator. Area calculations for all states except Alaska were completed in the same projection. Area calculations for Alaska were completed in Alaska Albers Equal Area Conic.

Supplemental Information:

The native coordinate system for this layer is World Mercator.

WGS_1984_World_Mercator

WKID: 3395 Authority: EPSG

Projection: Mercator

False_Easting: 0.0

False_Northing: 0.0

Central_Meridian: 0.0

Standard_Parallel_1: 0.0

Linear Unit: Meter (1.0)

Geographic Coordinate System: GCS_WGS_1984

Angular Unit: Degree (0.0174532925199433)

Prime Meridian: Greenwich (0.0)

Datum: D_WGS_1984

Spheroid: WGS_1984

Semimajor Axis: 6378137.0

Semiminor Axis: 6356752.314245179

Inverse Flattening: 298.257223563

Please note: all MarineCadastre.gov data served by the NOAA Office for Coastal Management and hosted through Esri REST services are in the Web Mercator Auxiliary Sphere (Geographic Coordinate System WGS 1984) projection.

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords Earth Science > Human Dimensions > Environmental Governance/Management
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords Earth Science > Oceans >
ISO 19115 Topic Category boundaries
ISO 19115 Topic Category oceans
None Cadastre
None EEZ
None Exclusive Economic Zone
None Federal waters
None International Maritime Boundary
None Jurisdictional boundries and limits
None Marine boundaries
None Maritime boundaries
None Maritime limits
None Ocean planning
None SLA
None State waters
None Submerged Lands Act

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords Continent > North America > United States Of America
None Coastal
None National
None United States

Physical Location

Organization: Office for Coastal Management
City: Charleston
State/Province: SC
Country: USA
Location Description:

NOAA Office for Coastal Management, Charleston Office

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: 755842
Date Effective From: 2005
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: 755843
Date Effective From: 2005
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: 755871
Date Effective From: 2018-05-31
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): Office for Coastal Management (OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Avenue
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
URL: https://www.coast.noaa.gov/

Point of Contact

CC ID: 755844
Date Effective From: 2005
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

Process Contact

CC ID: 755870
Date Effective From: 2018
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): E-GIS Data Manager, Quantum Spatial
Address: 10033 MLK St N, Suite 200, FL 33
Saint Petersburg, FL 33716
Email Address: contact@quantumspatial.com
Phone: 727-576-9500

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 755873
W° Bound: -179.999988541
E° Bound: 179.999988542
N° Bound: 74.708840004
S° Bound: -17.555000003

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Vector: Yes
Text / Table: Yes

Vector Representation 1

CC ID: 755852
Topology Level: Geometry Only

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Procedure:

REST map service

Data Access Constraints:

None

Data Use Constraints:

These data are intended for coastal and ocean use planning. Not for navigation. https://marinecadastre.gov/about/disclaimer.html

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 755845
Download URL: ftp://ftp.coast.noaa.gov/pub/MSP/ORT
Distributor: NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM) (2005 - Present)
File Type: Arc Geodatabase
Compression: Zip

Distribution 2

CC ID: 755846
Download URL: https://coast.noaa.gov/arcgis/rest/services/OceanReportingTool/
Distributor: NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM) (2005 - Present)
File Type: REST Service

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 755847
URL: https://marinecadastre.gov/oceanreports
Name: Ocean Reports
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

MarineCadastre.gov Ocean Reporting Tool

URL 2

CC ID: 755848
URL: https://marinecadastre.gov/data/
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

MarineCadastre.gov Data Registry

URL 3

CC ID: 755849
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov
URL Type:
Online Resource

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:

Data was acquired from the authoritative source. Spatial and attribute properties are believed to be complete. Geometric thresholds from original data are preserved.

Conceptual Consistency:

These data are logically consistent. Geometry is topologically clean.

Lineage

Sources

Maritime Limits and Boundaries of United States of America

CC ID: 755876
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: Office of Coast Survey, OCS
Publish Date: 2013-09-13
Citation URL: http://maritimeboundaries.noaa.gov/downloads/USMaritimeLimitsAndBoundariesSHP.zip
Citation URL Description:

data download

Source Contribution:

200NM EEZ for Federal Waters limit.

US States Submerged Lands

CC ID: 755875
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: Office for Coastal Management, OCM
Publish Date: 2016-09-14
Citation URL: ftp://coast.noaa.gov/pub/Legis-Atlas/FederalGeoregulations/USStateSubmergedLands.zip
Citation URL Description:

File Geodatabase download

Source Contribution:

Used for defining state waters

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 755877
Description:

Project layers into World Mercator as needed. Merge all StateWatesr and FederalWaters polys and extend out to 200nm EEZ. Utilize topology tools to ensure there is no overlap between state and federal waters layers. Add Jurisdiction attribute to both layers. (Populate with Feature_Name in StateWaters. Populate with "Federal" in FederalWaters.) Merge FederalWaters and StateWaters layers. Add and populate area attributes via Calculate Geometry and Field Calculator.

Process Date/Time: 2018-03-29 00:00:00
Process Contact: E-GIS Data Manager, Quantum Spatial
Phone (Voice): 727-576-9500
Email Address: contact@quantumspatial.com

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity (ENT) Federal and State Waters

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 52795
Metadata Record Created By: Anna Verrill
Metadata Record Created: 2018-05-31 16:55+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Jesse Brass
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2019-10-01 13:28+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2018-10-26
Owner Org: OCM
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2019-10-27