US State Submerged Lands
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          Office for Coastal Management
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          NOAA Office for Coastal Management
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                  (843) 740-1202
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                  2234 South Hobson Ave
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                  Charleston
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                  SC
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                  29405-2413
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                missing
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                  coastal.info@noaa.gov
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                  NOAA Office for Coastal Management Home Page
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      2021-03-18T00:00:00
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      ISO 19115-2 Geographic Information - Metadata Part 2 Extensions for imagery and gridded data
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      ISO 19115-2:2009(E)
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Identification info: Data identification: Citation: Citation: Title: US State Submerged Lands Alternate title: USStateSubmergedLands Date: Date: Date: 2016-09-14 Date type: Date type code: publication Identifier: Identifier: Authority: Citation: Title: NOAA/NMFS/EDM Date: inapplicable Code: Anchor: xlink: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/48928 title: InPort Catalog ID 48928 Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: inapplicable Contact info: Contact: Online Resource: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/48928 Protocol: WWW:LINK-1.0-http--link Name: Full Metadata Record Description: View the complete metadata record on InPort for more information about this dataset. Function: Online function code: information Role: inapplicable Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: inapplicable Contact info: Contact: Online Resource: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: ftp://coast.noaa.gov/pub/Legis-Atlas/FederalGeoregulations/USStateSubmergedLands.zip Protocol: WWW:LINK-1.0-http--link Name: Citation URL Description: Online Resource Function: Online function code: download Role: inapplicable Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: inapplicable Contact info: Contact: Online Resource: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: https://www.coast.noaa.gov/ Protocol: WWW:LINK-1.0-http--link Name: Citation URL Description: Online Resource Function: Online function code: download Role: inapplicable Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: inapplicable Contact info: Contact: Online Resource: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: https://marinecadastre.gov/data/ Protocol: WWW:LINK-1.0-http--link Name: Citation URL Description: Online Resource Function: Online function code: download Role: inapplicable Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: inapplicable Contact info: Contact: Online Resource: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: https://coast.noaa.gov/arcgis/rest/services/MarineCadastre/USStateSubmergedLands/MapServer Protocol: WWW:LINK-1.0-http--link Name: Citation URL Description: Online Resource Function: Online function code: download Role: inapplicable Abstract: The Submerged Lands Act (43 U.S.C. Section 1301 et seq.) grants coastal states title to natural resources located within their coastal submerged lands and navigable waters out to three geographical miles from their coastlines (three marine leagues for Texas and Florida's Gulf of Mexico coastlines). The Submerged Lands Act defines "natural resources" to include oil, gas, and all other minerals, and fish, shrimp, oysters, clams, crabs, lobsters, sponges, kelp, and other marine animal and plant life," yet expressly excludes "water power, or the use of water for the production of power" 43 U.S.C. Section 1301(e). The term "coast line" is "the line of ordinary low water along that portion of the coast which is in direct contact with the open sea and the line marking the seaward limit of inland waters" (43 U.S.C. Section 1301(c)). Some boundary delineations are approximated, including areas in Hawaii, Alaska, and Washington State. The official delineation of the Submerged Lands Act in these locations has not yet been established by BOEM. Please reference BOEM's official Submerged Lands Act Boundary in these locations to determine where this boundary is approximated and where it is official.
          
- Source: https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/USCODE-2011-title43/pdf/USCODE-2011-title43-chap29.pdf - Date Enacted: May 22, 1953 - Codification: 43 U.S.C. Sec. 1301 et seq. - Authority: agencies of several U.S. coastal 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. 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. Status: Progress code: completed Point of contact: Responsible party: Organisation name: NOAA Office for Coastal Management Contact info: Contact: Phone: Telephone: Voice: (843) 740-1202 Address: Address: Delivery point: 2234 South Hobson Ave City: Charleston Administrative area: SC Postal code: 29405-2413 Country: missing Electronic mail address: coastal.info@noaa.gov Online Resource: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: https://coast.noaa.gov Protocol: WWW:LINK-1.0-http--link Name: NOAA Office for Coastal Management Website Description: NOAA Office for Coastal Management Home Page Function: Online function code: information Role: Role code: pointOfContact Point of contact: Responsible party: Organisation name: NOAA Office for Coastal Management Contact info: Contact: Phone: Telephone: Voice: (843) 740-1202 Address: Address: Delivery point: 2234 South Hobson Ave City: Charleston Administrative area: SC Postal code: 29405-2413 Country: missing Electronic mail address: coastal.info@noaa.gov Online Resource: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: https://coast.noaa.gov Protocol: WWW:LINK-1.0-http--link Name: NOAA Office for Coastal Management Website Description: NOAA Office for Coastal Management Home Page Function: Online function code: information Role: Role code: custodian Resource maintenance: Maintenance information: Maintenance and update frequency: Maintenance frequency code: asNeeded Descriptive keywords: Keywords: Keyword: federal georegulation Keyword: georegulation Keyword: marine boundaries Keyword: Ocean Law Search Keyword: ocean planning Keyword: regulation Keyword: Submerged Lands Act Type: Keyword type code: theme Descriptive keywords: Keywords: Keyword: Earth Science > Human Dimensions > Environmental Governance/Management Type: Keyword type code: theme Thesaurus name: Citation: Title: Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords Date: missing Descriptive keywords: Keywords: Keyword: Continent > North America > United States Of America Type: Keyword type code: place Thesaurus name: Citation: Title: Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords Date: missing Descriptive keywords: Keywords: Keyword: Alaska Keyword: East Coast Keyword: Hawaii Keyword: National Keyword: United States Keyword: West Coast Type: Keyword type code: place Descriptive keywords: Keywords: Keyword: DOC/NOAA/NOS/OCM > Office of Coastal Management, National Ocean Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce Type: Keyword type code: dataCenter Thesaurus name: Citation: uuid: 9f0de6e6-428b-11df-9879-0800200c9a66 Title: Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords Date: Date: Date: 2017-04-24 Date type: Date type code: publication Edition: 8.5 Cited responsible party: xlink: https://data.noaa.gov/docucomp/1edb41d0-428a-11df-9879-0800200c9a66 title: GCMD Landing Page Descriptive keywords: Keywords: Keyword: MarineCadastre Type: Keyword type code: project Thesaurus name: Citation: Title: InPort Date: inapplicable Resource constraints: Legal constraints: Use constraints: Restriction code: otherRestrictions Other constraints: Cite As: Office for Coastal Management, [Date of Access]: US State Submerged Lands [Data Date Range], https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/48928. Resource constraints: Constraints: Use limitation: NOAA provides no warranty, nor accepts any liability occurring from any incomplete, incorrect, or misleading data, or from any incorrect, incomplete, or misleading use of the data. It is the responsibility of the user to determine whether or not the data is suitable for the intended purpose. Resource constraints: Legal constraints: Access constraints: Restriction code: otherRestrictions Use constraints: Restriction code: otherRestrictions Other constraints: Access Constraints: None | Use Constraints: These data are intended for coastal and ocean use planning. Not for navigation. https://marinecadastre.gov/about/disclaimer.html
              
These data represent the unofficial boundary of the Submerged Lands Act, as of 2016. For the official boundary, please reference language within the authoritative legislation and consult the governing agency/agencies. A copy of the legislation is found here:
              
https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/USCODE-2011-title43/pdf/USCODE-2011-title43-chap29.pdf | 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://marinecadastre.gov/about/disclaimer.html Resource constraints: Security constraints: Classification: Classification code: unclassified Classification system: missing Handling description: missing Aggregation Info: AggregateInformation: Aggregate Data Set Name: Citation: Title: NOAA Data Management Plan (DMP) Date: unknown Identifier: Identifier: Authority: Citation: Title: NOAA/NMFS/EDM Date: inapplicable Code: 48928 Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: inapplicable Contact info: Contact: Online Resource: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inportserve/waf/noaa/nos/ocm/dmp/pdf/48928.pdf Protocol: WWW:LINK-1.0-http--link Name: NOAA Data Management Plan (DMP) Description: NOAA Data Management Plan for this record on InPort. Function: Online function code: information Role: inapplicable Association Type: Association type code: crossReference Spatial representation type: Spatial representation type code: vector Language: eng; US Topic category: Topic category code: boundaries Topic category: Topic category code: oceans Topic category: Topic category code: planningCadastre Extent: Extent: Geographic element: Geographic bounding box: West bound longitude: -179.229655 East bound longitude: 179.856675 South bound latitude: 18.85975 North bound latitude: 71.439231 Temporal element: Temporal extent: Extent: Time instant: Description: | Currentness: Publication Date Time position: 2016 Supplemental Information: Spatial_Reference_Information: Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
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                Horizontal_Datum_Name: D WGS 1984
                Ellipsoid_Name: WGS 1984
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Content info: Feature catalogue description: Compliance code: false Language: Language Code: eng Included with dataset: false Feature catalogue citation: xlink: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/49232 Citation: Title: USStateSubmergedLands Date: Date: Date: 2017-11-16 Date type: Date type code: publication
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Distribution info: Distribution: Distributor: Distributor: Distributor contact: Responsible party: Organisation name: NOAA Office for Coastal Management Contact info: Contact: Phone: Telephone: Voice: (843) 740-1202 Address: Address: Delivery point: 2234 South Hobson Ave City: Charleston Administrative area: SC Postal code: 29405-2413 Country: missing Electronic mail address: coastal.info@noaa.gov Online Resource: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: https://coast.noaa.gov Protocol: WWW:LINK-1.0-http--link Name: NOAA Office for Coastal Management Website Description: NOAA Office for Coastal Management Home Page Function: Online function code: information Role: Role code: distributor Transfer options: Digital transfer options: Online: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: ftp://coast.noaa.gov/pub/Legis-Atlas/FederalGeoregulations/USStateSubmergedLands.zip Protocol: WWW:LINK-1.0-http--link Name: ftp://coast.noaa.gov/pub/Legis-Atlas/FederalGeoregulations/USStateSubmergedLands.zip Description: Online Resource Function: Online function code: download Transfer options: Digital transfer options: Online: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: https://www.coast.noaa.gov/ Protocol: WWW:LINK-1.0-http--link Name: https://www.coast.noaa.gov/ Description: Online Resource Function: Online function code: download Transfer options: Digital transfer options: Online: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: https://marinecadastre.gov/data/ Protocol: WWW:LINK-1.0-http--link Name: https://marinecadastre.gov/data/ Description: Online Resource Function: Online function code: download Transfer options: Digital transfer options: Online: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: https://coast.noaa.gov/arcgis/rest/services/MarineCadastre/USStateSubmergedLands/MapServer Protocol: WWW:LINK-1.0-http--link Name: https://coast.noaa.gov/arcgis/rest/services/MarineCadastre/USStateSubmergedLands/MapServer Description: Online Resource Function: Online function code: download
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Data quality info: Data quality: Scope: Scope: Hierarchy level: Scope code: dataset Report: Quantitative attribute accuracy: Name of measure: Accuracy Evaluation method description: The attributes in this dataset are believed to be accurate. Result: missing Report: Absolute external positional accuracy: Name of measure: Horizontal Positional Accuracy Evaluation method description: Maximum scale of intended use is 1:80,000. Result: missing Report: Completeness commission: Name of measure: Completeness Report Evaluation method description: Spatial and attribute properties are believed to be complete. Geometric thresholds from original data are preserved. No tests have been completed for exhaustiveness. Result: missing Report: Conceptual consistency: Name of measure: Conceptual Consistency Evaluation method description: These data are believed to be logically consistent. Geometry is topologically clean. Result: missing Lineage: Lineage: Statement: missing Process step: Process step: Description: 1. Acquired national shoreline/s from authoritative sources (NOAA, BOEM, and NGA) to use as the inland extent of the Submerged Lands Act (SLA) boundary. 2. Acquired international borders (Canada and Mexico) from authoritative sources (OCS and USGS, respectively). 3. Acquired the seaward Submerged Lands Act line work from BOEM (Lower 48 and Alaska only). Acquired NOAA 3nm line work from OCS (via email) for Hawaii and those areas of Alaska that do not have a BOEM-defined SLA boundary. (NOTE: some western Hawaiian islands have a 3nm line based on reefs, rather than the source shoreline (via NGA) extents.) The Exclusive Economic Zone (derived from the Energy Policy Act boundary) was used in places like Maine, Texas, and Washington state, where unclosed polylines in the BOEM SLA occurred over open water. 4. Created a national polygon shoreline, using the various shoreline sources and international borders. This was used as the landward extent of the SLA boundary. (NOTE: in northeast Alaska, the BOEM shoreline and OCS international boundary did not intersect. Used the NGA shoreline to close the small gap between these two sources.) 5. The seaward extent of the SLA boundary was generated in various ways, depending on the region and the respective data available. The methods are detailed as follows: 6. For the Lower 48, manually combined the BOEM SLA boundary, the OCS US/Canada boundary, and the USGS US/Mexico boundary. The Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA) boundary was used where the BOEM SLA boundary was discontinuous (Florida) or did not connect with other boundaries (Washington State). 7. For Alaska, manually combined the BOEM SLA boundary and the OCS 3nm line. Where different component boundaries (polylines) did not meet/coincide, a line was drawn between the two at a perpendicular angle, based on the bearing of the line segment formed by the last two vertices of the "more official" boundary. For example, this was done in Alaska where the BOEM SLA and OCS 3nm lines did not line up. In such a case, the connecting line(s) was derived by adding a line perpendicular from the final line segment of the BOEM SLA boundary, per location. 8. For Hawaii, the respective features within the OCS 3nm boundary were extracted, as no published SLA boundary previously existed. 9. Combined all seaward extents of the varying regions into one national feature class. 10. Combined the seaward and landward (i.e. shoreline) segment boundaries into one feature class, then converted to a polygon. Before converting to a polygon, had to address 13 topology errors within the BOEM SLA data, where very small gaps within the polyline existed. (Five errors were in Alaska and eight were in the Gulf of Mexico.) These gaps were closed by creating a straight line between the two end nodes. 11. Generated a Great Lakes polygon, using the NOAA medium resolution shoreline and the US/Canada international boundary. 12. Visually inspected boundary extents to make sure they were coincident to respective data source boundaries. 13. Added fields and populated according to data dictionary. Date and time: 2016-01-01T00:00:00 Source: Source: Description: Source Contribution: The official, published seaward boundary for the Coastal Zone Management Act. | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: online Source citation: Citation: Title: Coastal Zone Management Act Date: Date: Date: 2013-12-12 Date type: Date type code: publication Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Office for Coastal Management (OCM) Contact info: Contact: Online Resource: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: ftp://ftp.coast.noaa.gov/pub/MSP/CoastalZoneManagementActBoundary.zip Protocol: WWW:LINK-1.0-http--link Name: Source Citation URL Description: Source Citation URL Function: Online function code: information Role: inapplicable Source extent: Extent: Temporal element: Temporal extent: Extent: Time instant: Time position: 2013-12-12 Source: Source: Description: Source Contribution: The official, published boundary for the Energy Policy Act. This boundary was used as an equivalent delineation for the Exclusive Economic Zone boundary. | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: online Source citation: Citation: Title: Energy Policy Act Date: Date: Date: 2016-05-11 Date type: Date type code: publication Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Office for Coastal Management (OCM) Contact info: Contact: Online Resource: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: ftp://coast.noaa.gov/pub/Legis-Atlas/FederalGeoregulations/EnergyPolicyAct.zip Protocol: WWW:LINK-1.0-http--link Name: Source Citation URL Description: Source Citation URL Function: Online function code: information Role: inapplicable Source extent: Extent: Temporal element: Temporal extent: Extent: Time instant: Time position: 2016-05-11 Source: Source: Description: Source Contribution: Delineation of the U.S./Mexico international boundary. | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: online Source citation: Citation: Title: International_Boundary.zip Date: Date: Date: 2010-01-01 Date type: Date type code: publication Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: Department of the Interior (DOI), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Contact info: Contact: Online Resource: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: http://txpub.usgs.gov/BEHI/Data_download/Boundaries_Layers/International_Boundary.zip Protocol: WWW:LINK-1.0-http--link Name: Source Citation URL Description: Source Citation URL Function: Online function code: information Role: inapplicable Source extent: Extent: Temporal element: Temporal extent: Extent: Time instant: Time position: 2010 Source: Source: Description: Source Contribution: The official OCS 3nm line, for Alaska and Hawaii. Received data via email. | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: online Source citation: Citation: Title: OCS 3nm line Date: missing Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Office for Coast Survey (OCS) Role: inapplicable Source: Source: Description: Source Contribution: The official, published seaward boundary for the Submerged Lands Act in the Lower 48 and Alaska. | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: online Source citation: Citation: Title: Submerged Lands Act Date: Date: Date: 2006-01-01 Date type: Date type code: publication Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: Department of the Interior (DOI), Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Contact info: Contact: Online Resource: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: http://www.boem.gov/Oil-and-Gas-Energy-Program/Mapping-and-Data/Alaska/fedstate.aspx Protocol: WWW:LINK-1.0-http--link Name: Source Citation URL Description: Source Citation URL Function: Online function code: information Role: inapplicable Source extent: Extent: Temporal element: Temporal extent: Extent: Time period: Begin date: 2006-02-10 End date: 2012 Source: Source: Description: Source Contribution: Delineation of the U.S./Canada international boundary. | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: online Source citation: Citation: Title: USMaritimeLimitsAndBoundariesSHP.zip Date: Date: Date: 2013-09-13 Date type: Date type code: publication Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Office for Coast Survey (OCS) Contact info: Contact: Online Resource: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: http://maritimeboundaries.noaa.gov/downloads/USMaritimeLimitsAndBoundariesSHP.zip Protocol: WWW:LINK-1.0-http--link Name: Source Citation URL Description: Source Citation URL Function: Online function code: information Role: inapplicable Source extent: Extent: Temporal element: Temporal extent: Extent: Time instant: Time position: 2013-09-13 Source: Source: Description: Source Contribution: Shoreline for the state of Alaska. Received data via email. | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: online Source citation: Citation: Title: coastline.zip Date: missing Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: Department of the Interior (DOI), Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Role: inapplicable Source: Source: Description: Source Contribution: Shoreline for the state of Hawaii, and a small portion of northeast Alaska at the border with Canada. | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: online Source citation: Citation: Title: shapefile13w.zip Date: Date: Date: 2009-01-01 Date type: Date type code: publication Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) Contact info: Contact: Online Resource: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: http://msi.nga.mil/DNCSiteContent/StaticFiles/shapefiles/shapefile13w.zip Protocol: WWW:LINK-1.0-http--link Name: Source Citation URL Description: Source Citation URL Function: Online function code: information Role: inapplicable Source extent: Extent: Temporal element: Temporal extent: Extent: Time instant: Time position: 2009 Source: Source: Description: Source Contribution: Medium resolution shoreline for the Lower 48 states. | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: online Source citation: Citation: Title: us_medium_shoreline.zip Date: Date: Date: 2008-01-01 Date type: Date type code: publication Cited responsible party: Responsible party: Organisation name: Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Contact info: Contact: Online Resource: Online Resource: Linkage: URL: https://coast.noaa.gov/htdata/Shoreline/us_medium_shoreline.zip Protocol: WWW:LINK-1.0-http--link Name: Source Citation URL Description: Source Citation URL Function: Online function code: information Role: inapplicable Source extent: Extent: Temporal element: Temporal extent: Extent: Time instant: Time position: 2008
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