33 CFR 2.28 - Contiguous zone.

§ 2.28 Contiguous zone.

(a) For the purposes of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act ( 33 U.S.C. 1251et seq.), contiguous zone means the zone, 9 nautical miles wide, adjacent to and seaward of the territorial sea, as defined in § 2.22(a)(2), that was declared to exist in Department of State Public Notice 358 of June 1, 1972 and that extends from 3 nautical miles to 12 nautical miles as measured from the territorial sea baseline.

(b) For all other purposes, contiguous zone means all waters within the area adjacent to and seaward of the territorial sea, as defined in § 2.22(a), and extending to 24 nautical miles from the territorial sea baseline, but in no case extending within the territorial sea of another nation, as declared in Presidential Proclamation 7219 of September 2, 1999 ( 113 Stat. 2138).

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United States Code
U.S. Code: Title 6 - DOMESTIC SECURITY
U.S. Code: Title 14 - COAST GUARD
U.S. Code: Title 33 - NAVIGATION AND NAVIGABLE WATERS
U.S. Code: Title 46 - SHIPPING
U.S. Code: Title 49 - TRANSPORTATION

Title 33 published on 07-Jun-2017 03:52

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 33 CFR Part 2 after this date.

  • 2012-06-21; vol. 77 # 120 - Thursday, June 21, 2012
    1. 77 FR 37305 - Navigation and Navigable Waters; Technical, Organizational, and Conforming Amendments
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      DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, Coast Guard
      Final rule.
      This final rule is effective June 21, 2012.
      33 CFR Parts 1, 2, 27, 40, 45, 66, 80, 83, 84, 85, 100, 101, 110, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 136, 138, 162, 165, and 177
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