Outer Continental Shelf

Outer Continental Shelf
All submerged lands lying seaward and outside of the area of lands beneath navigable waters, and of which the subsoil and sea bed appertain to the United States and are subject to its jurisdiction and control. 43 USC § 1331(a).

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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