43 U.S. Code § 1333 - Laws and regulations governing lands

(a) Constitution and United States laws; laws of adjacent States; publication of projected State lines; international boundary disputes; restriction on State taxation and jurisdiction
(1) The Constitution and laws and civil and political jurisdiction of the United States are extended to the subsoil and seabed of the outer Continental Shelf and to all artificial islands, and all installations and other devices permanently or temporarily attached to the seabed, which may be erected thereon for the purpose of exploring for, developing, or producing resources therefrom, or any such installation or other device (other than a ship or vessel) for the purpose of transporting such resources, to the same extent as if the outer Continental Shelf were an area of exclusive Federal jurisdiction located within a State: Provided, however, That mineral leases on the outer Continental Shelf shall be maintained or issued only under the provisions of this subchapter.
(2)
(A) To the extent that they are applicable and not inconsistent with this subchapter or with other Federal laws and regulations of the Secretary now in effect or hereafter adopted, the civil and criminal laws of each adjacent State, now in effect or hereafter adopted, amended, or repealed are declared to be the law of the United States for that portion of the subsoil and seabed of the outer Continental Shelf, and artificial islands and fixed structures erected thereon, which would be within the area of the State if its boundaries were extended seaward to the outer margin of the outer Continental Shelf, and the President shall determine and publish in the Federal Register such projected lines extending seaward and defining each such area. All of such applicable laws shall be administered and enforced by the appropriate officers and courts of the United States. State taxation laws shall not apply to the outer Continental Shelf.
(B) Within one year after September 18, 1978, the President shall establish procedures for setting  [1] any outstanding international boundary dispute respecting the outer Continental Shelf.
(3) The provisions of this section for adoption of State law as the law of the United States shall never be interpreted as a basis for claiming any interest in or jurisdiction on behalf of any State for any purpose over the seabed and subsoil of the outer Continental Shelf, or the property and natural resources thereof or the revenues therefrom.
(b) Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act applicable; definitions
With respect to disability or death of an employee resulting from any injury occurring as the result of operations conducted on the outer Continental Shelf for the purpose of exploring for, developing, removing, or transporting by pipeline the natural resources, or involving rights to the natural resources, of the subsoil and seabed of the outer Continental Shelf, compensation shall be payable under the provisions of the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act [33 U.S.C. 901 et seq.]. For the purposes of the extension of the provisions of the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act under this section—
(1) the term “employee” does not include a master or member of a crew of any vessel, or an officer or employee of the United States or any agency thereof or of any State or foreign government, or of any political subdivision thereof;
(2) the term “employer” means an employer any of whose employees are employed in such operations; and
(3) the term “United States” when used in a geographical sense includes the outer Continental Shelf and artificial islands and fixed structures thereon.
(c) National Labor Relations Act applicable
For the purposes of the National Labor Relations Act, as amended [29 U.S.C. 151 et seq.], any unfair labor practice, as defined in such Act, occurring upon any artificial island, installation, or other device referred to in subsection (a) of this section shall be deemed to have occurred within the judicial district of the State, the laws of which apply to such artificial island, installation, or other device pursuant to such subsection, except that until the President determines the areas within which such State laws are applicable, the judicial district shall be that of the State nearest the place of location of such artificial island, installation, or other device.
(d) Coast Guard regulations; marking of artificial islands, installations, and other devices; failure of owner suitably to mark according to regulations
(1) The Secretary of the Department in which the Coast Guard is operating shall have authority to promulgate and enforce such reasonable regulations with respect to lights and other warning devices, safety equipment, and other matters relating to the promotion of safety of life and property on the artificial islands, installations, and other devices referred to in subsection (a) of this section or on the waters adjacent thereto, as he may deem necessary.
(2) The Secretary of the Department in which the Coast Guard is operating may mark for the protection of navigation any artificial island, installation, or other device referred to in subsection (a) of this section whenever the owner has failed suitably to mark such island, installation, or other device in accordance with regulations issued under this subchapter, and the owner shall pay the cost of such marking.
(e) Authority of Secretary of the Army to prevent obstruction to navigation
The authority of the Secretary of the Army to prevent obstruction to navigation in the navigable waters of the United States is extended to the artificial islands, installations, and other devices referred to in subsection (a) of this section.
(f) Provisions as nonexclusive
The specific application by this section of certain provisions of law to the subsoil and seabed of the outer Continental Shelf and the artificial islands, installations, and other devices referred to in subsection (a) of this section or to acts or offenses occurring or committed thereon shall not give rise to any inference that the application to such islands and structures, acts, or offenses of any other provision of law is not intended.


[1]  So in original. Probably should be “settling”.

Source

(Aug. 7, 1953, ch. 345, § 4,67 Stat. 462; Pub. L. 93–627, § 19(f),Jan. 3, 1975, 88 Stat. 2146; Pub. L. 95–372, title II, § 203,Sept. 18, 1978, 92 Stat. 635; Pub. L. 98–426, § 27(d)(2),Sept. 28, 1984, 98 Stat. 1654.)
References in Text

The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, referred to in subsec. (b), is act Mar. 4, 1927, ch. 509, 44 Stat. 1424, as amended, which is classified generally to chapter 18 (§ 901 et seq.) of Title 33, Navigation and Navigable Waters. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see section 901 of Title 33 and Tables.
The National Labor Relations Act, as amended, referred to in subsec. (c), is act July 5, 1935, ch. 372, 49 Stat. 449, as amended, which is classified generally to subchapter II (§ 151 et seq.) of chapter 7 of Title 29, Labor. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see section 167 of Title 29 and Tables.
Amendments

1984—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 98–426substituted “Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act” for “Longshoremen’s and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act”.
1978—Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 95–372, § 203(a), substituted “, and all installations and other devices permanently or temporarily attached to the seabed, which may be erected thereon for the purpose of exploring for, developing, or producing resources therefrom, or any such installation or other device (other than a ship or vessel) for the purpose of transporting such resources,” for “and fixed structures which may be erected thereon for the purpose of exploring for, developing, removing, and transporting resources therefrom,”.
Subsec. (a)(2). Pub. L. 95–372, § 203(b), designated existing provisions as subpar. (A) and added subpar. (B).
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 95–372, § 203(c), (h), redesignatedsubsec. (c) as (b) and substituted “conducted on the outer Continental Shelf for the purpose of exploring for, developing, removing, or transporting by pipeline the natural resources, or involving rights to the natural resources, of the subsoil and seabed of the outer Continental Shelf,” for “described in subsection (b) of this section,”. Former subsec. (b), relating to the jurisdiction of United States district courts over cases and controversies arising out of or in connection with operations conducted on the outer Continental Shelf, was struck out. See section 1349 (b) of this title.
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 95–372, § 203(d), (h), redesignatedsubsec. (d) as (c) and substituted “artificial island, installation, or other device referred to in subsection (a) of this section shall be deemed to have occurred within the judicial district of the State, the laws of which apply to such artificial island, installation, or other device pursuant to such subsection, except that until the President determines the areas within such State laws are applicable, the judicial district shall be that of the State nearest the place of location of such artificial island, installation, or other device” for “artificial island or fixed structure referred to in subsection (a) of this section shall be deemed to have occurred within the judicial district of the adjacent State nearest the place of location of such island or structure”. Former subsec. (c) redesignated (b).
Subsec. (d)(1). Pub. L. 95–372, § 203(e)(1), (f), (h), redesignatedsubsec. (e)(1) as (d)(1), substituted “Secretary” for “head” and “artificial islands, installations, and other devices” for “islands and structures”. Former subsec. (d) redesignated (c).
Subsec. (d)(2). Pub. L. 95–372, § 203(g), (h), redesignatedsubsec. (e)(2) as (d)(2) and substituted “Secretary” for “head” and “artificial island, installation, or other device referred to in subsection (a) of this section whenever the owner has failed suitably to mark such island, installation, or other device in accordance with regulations issued under this subchapter, and the owner shall pay the cost of such marking” for “such island or structure whenever the owner has failed suitably to mark the same in accordance with regulations issued hereunder, and the owner shall pay the cost thereof”, and struck out provisions which had made failure or refusal to obey any lawful rules and regulations a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not more than $100, with each day during which such a violation would continue to be deemed a new offense. Former subsec. (d) redesignated (c).
Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 95–372, § 203(e)(2), (h), redesignatedsubsec. (f) as (e) and substituted “the artificial islands, installations, and other devices referred to in subsection (a) of this section” for “artificial islands and fixed structures located on the outer Continental Shelf”. Former subsec. (e) redesignated (d).
Subsecs. (f), (g). Pub. L. 95–372, § 203(e)(3), (h), redesignatedsubsec. (g) as (f) and substituted “the artificial islands, installations, and other devices” for “the artificial islands and fixed structures”. Former subsec. (f) redesignated (e).
1975—Subsec. (a)(2). Pub. L. 93–627substituted “now in effect or hereafter adopted, amended, or repealed” for “as of the effective date of this Act” in first sentence.
Transfer of Functions

For transfer of authorities, functions, personnel, and assets of the Coast Guard, including the authorities and functions of the Secretary of Transportation relating thereto, to the Department of Homeland Security, and for treatment of related references, see sections 468 (b), 551 (d), 552 (d), and 557 of Title 6, Domestic Security, and the Department of Homeland Security Reorganization Plan of November 25, 2002, as modified, set out as a note under section 542 of Title 6.

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18 CFR - Conservation of Power and Water Resources

18 CFR Part 284 - CERTAIN SALES AND TRANSPORTATION OF NATURAL GAS UNDER THE NATURAL GAS POLICY ACT OF 1978 AND RELATED AUTHORITIES

20 CFR - Employees' Benefits

20 CFR Part 701 - GENERAL; ADMINISTERING AGENCY; DEFINITIONS AND USE OF TERMS

20 CFR Part 702 - ADMINISTRATION AND PROCEDURE

20 CFR Part 703 - INSURANCE REGULATIONS

30 CFR - Mineral Resources

30 CFR Part 203 - RELIEF OR REDUCTION IN ROYALTY RATES

30 CFR Part 252 - OUTER CONTINENTAL SHELF (OCS) OIL AND GAS INFORMATION PROGRAM

30 CFR Part 552 - OUTER CONTINENTAL SHELF (OCS) OIL AND GAS INFORMATION PROGRAM

30 CFR Part 559 - MINERAL LEASING: DEFINITIONS

30 CFR Part 560 - OUTER CONTINENTAL SHELF OIL AND GAS LEASING

30 CFR Part 1201 - GENERAL

30 CFR Part 1202 - ROYALTIES

30 CFR Part 1203 - RELIEF OR REDUCTION IN ROYALTY RATES

30 CFR Part 1206 - PRODUCT VALUATION

30 CFR Part 1207 - SALES AGREEMENTS OR CONTRACTS GOVERNING THE DISPOSAL OF LEASE PRODUCTS

30 CFR Part 1208 - SALE OF FEDERAL ROYALTY OIL

30 CFR Part 1212 - RECORDS AND FILES MAINTENANCE

30 CFR Part 1218 - COLLECTION OF ROYALTIES, RENTALS, BONUSES, AND OTHER MONIES DUE THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

30 CFR Part 1241 - PENALTIES

30 CFR Part 1243 - SUSPENSIONS PENDING APPEAL AND BONDING—OFFICE OF NATURAL RESOURCES REVENUE

33 CFR - Navigation and Navigable Waters

33 CFR Part 62 - UNITED STATES AIDS TO NAVIGATION SYSTEM

33 CFR Part 64 - MARKING OF STRUCTURES, SUNKEN VESSELS AND OTHER OBSTRUCTIONS

33 CFR Part 66 - PRIVATE AIDS TO NAVIGATION

33 CFR Part 67 - AIDS TO NAVIGATION ON ARTIFICIAL ISLANDS AND FIXED STRUCTURES

33 CFR Part 70 - INTERFERENCE WITH OR DAMAGE TO AIDS TO NAVIGATION

33 CFR Part 72 - MARINE INFORMATION

33 CFR Part 140 - GENERAL

33 CFR Part 142 - WORKPLACE SAFETY AND HEALTH

33 CFR Part 143 - DESIGN AND EQUIPMENT

33 CFR Part 144 - LIFESAVING APPLIANCES

33 CFR Part 145 - FIRE-FIGHTING EQUIPMENT

33 CFR Part 147 - SAFETY ZONES

33 CFR Part 179 - DEFECT NOTIFICATION

33 CFR Part 209 - ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE

46 CFR - Shipping

46 CFR Part 2 - VESSEL INSPECTIONS

46 CFR Part 50 - GENERAL PROVISIONS

46 CFR Part 54 - PRESSURE VESSELS

46 CFR Part 56 - PIPING SYSTEMS AND APPURTENANCES

46 CFR Part 58 - MAIN AND AUXILIARY MACHINERY AND RELATED SYSTEMS

46 CFR Part 61 - PERIODIC TESTS AND INSPECTIONS

46 CFR Part 107 - INSPECTION AND CERTIFICATION

46 CFR Part 108 - DESIGN AND EQUIPMENT

46 CFR Part 109 - OPERATIONS

46 CFR Part 110 - GENERAL PROVISIONS

46 CFR Part 170 - STABILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL INSPECTED VESSELS

46 CFR Part 173 - SPECIAL RULES PERTAINING TO VESSEL USE

46 CFR Part 174 - SPECIAL RULES PERTAINING TO SPECIFIC VESSEL TYPES

46 CFR Part 178 - INTACT STABILITY AND SEAWORTHINESS

46 CFR Part 179 - SUBDIVISION, DAMAGE STABILITY, AND WATERTIGHT INTEGRITY

46 CFR Part 197 - GENERAL PROVISIONS

 

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