Federal and State WatersData Set (DS) | Office for Coastal Management (OCM)
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:54383 | Updated: August 9, 2022 | Published / External
|Title:||Federal and State Waters|
These data show the geographic representation of Federal and State Waters for the purpose of display in the MarineCadastre.gov OceanReports application.
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 boarders 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. 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.
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.
|ISO 19115 Topic Categories||boundaries|
|ISO 19115 Topic Categories||oceans|
|ISO 19115 Topic Categories||planningCadastre|
|ISO 19115 Topic Category||boundaries|
|None||Submerged Lands Act|
|Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords||
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
|None||Exclusive Economic Zone|
|None||Outer Continental Shelf|
|City:||2234 South Hobson Ave|
Data Set Information
|Data Set Scope Code:||Data Set|
|Maintenance Frequency:||As Needed|
|Data Presentation Form:||Map (digital)|
|Data Set Credit:||Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, NOAA Office for Coastal Management|
Point of Contact
|Date Effective From:||2018-06|
|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 Use Constraints:||
For coastal and ocean planning
MarineCadastre.gov Data Registry
Microsoft Windows 7 Version 6.1 (Build 7601) Service Pack 1; Esri ArcGIS 10.4.1.5713
The attributes in this dataset are believed to be accurate.
|Horizontal Positional Accuracy:||
Maximum scale of intended use is 1:80,000.
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.
These data are believed to be logically consistent. Geometry is topologically clean.
NOAA Office for Coastal Management
Maritime Limits and Boundaries of United States of America
|Citation URL Name:||Source Online Linkage|
|Citation URL Description:||
URL where the source data were originally accessed.
NOAA Office for Coastal Management
Process Step 1
Project layers into World Mercator as needed. Merge all 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|
Rubric scores updated every 15m
|Entity||Federal and State Waters|
|Catalog Item ID:||54383|
|Metadata Record Created By:||Anna Verrill|
|Metadata Record Created:||2018-10-25 12:07+0000|
|Metadata Record Last Modified By:||SysAdmin InPortAdmin|
|Metadata Record Last Modified:||2022-08-09 17:11+0000|
|Metadata Record Published:||2019-08-09|
|Metadata Publication Status:||Published Externally|
|Do Not Publish?:||N|
|Metadata Last Review Date:||2019-08-09|
|Metadata Review Frequency:||1 Year|
|Metadata Next Review Date:||2020-08-09|