outer Continental Shelf

(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 1301 of this title , and of which the subsoil and seabed appertain to the United States and are subject to its jurisdiction and control;


43 USC § 1331(a)

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When used in this subchapter
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