Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) lands

leasing for oil and natural gas exploration and development

Publisher: Library of Congress, Congressional Research Service in [Washington, DC]

Written in English
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Subjects:

  • Offshore oil industry,
  • Offshore gas industry,
  • Oil and gas leases

Edition Notes

StatementWilliam Hymes
SeriesMajor studies and issue briefs of the Congressional Research Service -- 1982-83, reel 4, fr. 0716
ContributionsUnited States. Dept. of the Interior, United States. Minerals Management Service, Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Pagination30 p.
Number of Pages30
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18159051M

Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) air permits in progress or issued by EPA Region 4. Holland-Bartels, Leslie, and Pierce, Brenda, , An evaluation of the science needs to inform decisions on Outer Continental Shelf energy development in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet , 4 p. The OCSLA expressly defines the law that applies in the “outer continental shelf,” the area under exclusive federal control. Under 43 U.S.C. § (a)(1), “[t]he Constitution and laws and civil and political jurisdiction of the United States” apply on the outer continental shelf “to the same extent as if the [shelf] were an area of. Of this, more than half of this potential exists in areas of the Outer Continental Shelf outside the central and western Gulf of Mexico. With then-Interior Secretary Sally Jewell’s approval of the Proposed Final Five-Year Plan for Oil and Gas Leasing for in January , the Department decided not to open access to Alaska’s.

The Outer Limits of the Continental Shelf The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (herein- ter the “Convention”) marks the beginning of a new era in the law of 1 the sea. The negotiations for this treaty at the Third United Nations Conference for the Law of the Sea (hereinafter “UNCLOS III”), lasted for nine years, from Cited by: The Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) is the part of the internationally recognized continental shelf of the United States which does not fall under the jurisdictions of the individual U.S. states. The outer continental shelf is submerged lands that are in US territorial waters but not within any individual state's territorial waters. Outer Continental Shelf: Webster's Timeline History, - [Icon Group International] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Webster's bibliographic and event-based timelines are comprehensive in scope, covering virtually all topics.   The outer Continental Shelf is a federal enclave which Congress stated should be treated like an area of "exclusive Federal jurisdiction" () after ceding the submerged lands to the states in the Submerged Lands Act. () Being require to choose the law to apply to this area, Congress decided to extend the laws of the United States.

Outer Continental Shelf. Petronyx engineers have over 30 years of experience in the design of offshore platforms in the Gulf of Mexico. The firm has designed production platform sitting in up to ft of water and designed topside facilities in ft of water. The company has designed 4-pile and tripod platforms as well as braced and.   The provision, contained in the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, has been invoked in the past to set aside smaller portions of the Outer Continental Shelf, such as .   Feb 2, H.R. (95th). A bill to establish a policy for the management of oil and natural gas in the Outer Continental Shelf, to protect the marine and coastal environment, to amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act. In , a database of bills in the U.S. Congress. The outer limit of the Argentine continental shelf is based on the combined application of the two formulae and two constraints set forth in article 76 paragraphs 4 (a) (i) (ii), 4 (b) and 5 of.

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The Outer Limits of the Continental Shelf The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (herein- ter the “Convention”) marks the beginning of a new era in the law of 1 the sea. The negotiations for this treaty at the Third United Nations Conference for the Law of the Sea (hereinafter.

Outer Continental Shelf Renewable Energy Bathymetry meters Deeper than to to to Shallower than 0 25 50 Nautical Miles 0 25 50 Nautical Miles 0 25 50 Nautical Miles Oahu Outer Continental Shelf book Call Area Oregon State University PacWave South Proposed Lease Area Vineyard Wind H a w a i i H a w a i i C a l i f o r n i a O r.

Outer Continental Shelf — generally defined as all submerged lands that lie beyond the coastal states' territorial boundaries, to a water depth of meters or where exploration is feasible. The state territorial boundaries normally extend 3 nautical miles, except in Florida and Texas where seaward boundaries extend 10 nautical miles.

Outer continental shelf leasing map, Louisiana. West Cameron area, West Addition Contributor Names United States. Bureau of Land Management. Created / Published [New Orleans, La.]: The Bureau, [] Subject Headings.

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) invites the submission of information and nominations for commercial wind leases that would allow a lessee to propose the construction of a wind energy project on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) in the New York Bight, and to develop one or more.

The title of this information collection is “30 CFR PartLeasing of Sulphur or Oil and Gas in the Outer Continental Shelf.” (b) MMS collects Outer Continental Shelf book information to determine if the applicant filing for a lease on the Outer Continental Shelf is qualified to hold such a lease.

The term "outer Continental Shelf" is defined in the Act, section (a), as follows: "(a) The term 'outer Continental Shelf' means all submerged lands lying seaward and outside of the area of lands beneath navigable waters as defined in section of this title, and of which the subsoil and seabed appertain to the United States and are.

Unfortunately, this book can't be printed from the OpenBook. If you need to print pages from this book, we recommend downloading it as a PDF. Visit to get more information about this book, to buy it in print, or to download it as a free PDF. Ancient Evidence Offshore: the Search for Prehistoric Human Occupation of South Carolina’s Outer Continental Shelf Author Dan Brown, MRD Friday, Aug - am.

Geologists have observed for decades that drastic changes in the sea level over the past few million years left vast swaths of the modern day sea floor exposed for millennia at a time.

Augusta, ME – Governor Paul LePage, chairman of the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Governors Coalition, announced today that Governor Kay [ ] OCS Governors Submit Letter to BOEM on Draft Proposed Plan for OCS Oil & Gas Leasing.

30 Mar. Assessment of the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf Environmental Studies Program reviews the ecological studies done by the Environmental Studies Program of the Minerals Management Service.

This program, which has spent $10 million a year on ecological studies in recent years, is designed to provide information to predict and manage the. The Outer Continental Shelf is considered as an essential maritime zone which holds habitats of marine life and various resources.

It was eventually defined as the lands beneath the navigable waters. The continental shelf is known as the extension of landmass of the continent under the ocean.

@article{osti_, title = {Oil spills,Gulf of Mexico outer continental shelf}, author = {Danenberger, E.P.}, abstractNote = {Total Gulf of Mexico OCS oil spillage during January 1, Decemamounted to 51, barrels.

Production during that period amounted to 35, barrels per barrel spilled; the spillage rate is percent. Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA) of — extends the benefits of the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA) to workers injured or killed upon fixed structures (e.g., oil well platforms) that are permanently attached to the outer continental shelf for the purpose of natural resource exploration or development.

outer Continental Shelf and the artificial islands and fixed structures referred to in subsection (a) of this section or to acts or offenses occurring or committed thereon shall not give rise to File Size: 41KB.

The justices seemed reluctant to accept that state law would apply to the outer continental shelf. Justice Samuel Alito Jr. noted that the plaintiff's position would mean that "California then. The Outer Limits of the Continental Shelf The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (herein- ter the “Convention”) marks the beginning of a new era in the law of 1 the sea.

The negotiations for this treaty at the Third United Nations Conference for the Law of the Sea (hereinafter “UNCLOS III”), lasted for nine years, from. § Leases, easements, and rights-of-way on the outer Continental Shelf § Disposition of revenues § a.

Moneys received as a result of forfeiture by Outer Continental Shelf permittee, lessee, or right-of-way holder; return of excess amounts § Repealed. Pub. –, § 8(b), Aug. 13,Stat. § Inthe United States government enacted the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA) to extend the protections of the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act to workers on offshore platforms on the Outer Continental Shelf.

Congress enacted the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act in to extend workers compensation to workers on drilling platforms. The law increases protection for workers in key mineral-mining and oil-drilling industries to ensure that companies could find willing workers for dangerous jobs on the outer continental shelf.

40 CFR Part 55 - OUTER CONTINENTAL SHELF AIR REGULATIONS. CFR ; prev | next § Statutory authority and scope. § Definitions. § Applicability. § Requirements to submit a notice of intent. § Corresponding onshore area designation. § Permit requirements. S. 9 (95th).

A bill to establish a policy for the management of oil and natural gas in the outer Continental Shelf, to protect the marine and coastal environment, to amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, and for other purposes. Ina database of. Continental shelf plain is at the outer of continental shelf, with width of 25–30 km.

Its terrain is flat and the average slope gradient is only × 10 −3 – × 10 −3. View chapter Purchase book. A New Statute and Pressure Litigation - Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing in the Courts. One of the most challenging areas for Natural Resources Section(“NRS”) litigation over the years has been that involving cases brought by coastal states and their allies challenging the leasing of oil and gas on the outer continental shelf(“OCS”).

Leases, easements, and rights-of-way on the outer Continental Shelf () Disposition of revenues (26) a. Moneys received as a result of forfeiture by Outer Continental Shelf permittee, lessee, or right-of-way holder; return of excess amounts (26) Repealed (26) Geological and geophysical explorations ()   U.S.

Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke hosts a news media telephone briefing regarding the National Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program (National OCS Program).

The Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act requires the Secretary of the Interior, through BOEM, to prepare and maintain a schedule of proposed oil and gas lease sales in federal waters, indicating the size, timing, and location of leasing activity that would best meet national energy needs for the five-year period following Program approval.

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Continental shelf, a broad, relatively shallow submarine terrace of continental crust forming the edge of a continental landmass. The geology of continental shelves is often similar to that of the adjacent exposed portion of the continent, and most shelves have a gently rolling topography called ridge and swale.

Continental shelves make up. Get this from a library! Outer continental shelf: report. Decem [United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs. Special Subcommittee on Outer Continental Shelf.]. In The Continental Shelf Beyond Nautical Miles, Bjarni Már Magnússon explores various aspects of the establishment of the outer limits of the continental shelf beyond nautical miles and maritime boundary l emphasis is laid on the interplay between these processes and the role of coastal States, the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf and Author: Bjarni Már Magnússon.

Robert B. Krueger, in Energy & Resource Development of Continental Margins, Other Uses. The Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act does not now authorize construction of islands or other structures except for resource exploitation. The Geneva Convention on the Continental Shelf has the same limited scope of authority.

The Deepwater Port Act of does .