producing State

(9) Producing State (A) In general The term “producing State” means a coastal State that has a coastal seaward boundary within 200 nautical miles of the geographic center of a leased tract within any area of the outer Continental Shelf. (B) Exclusion The term “producing State” does not include a producing State, a majority of the coastline of which is subject to leasing moratoria, unless production was occurring on January 1, 2005 , from a lease within 10 nautical miles of the coastline of that State.


43 USC § 1356a(a)(9)

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