Outer Continental Shelf

The term “Outer Continental Shelf” means all submerged lands lying seaward and outside of lands beneath navigable waters (as that term is defined in section 1301 of title 43 ), and of which the subsoil and seabed appertain to the United States and are subject to its jurisdiction and control.


33 USC § 3507(8)

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