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Outer Continental Shelf

Outer Continental Shelf

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Generally defined as all submerged lands that lie beyond the coastal states' territorial boundaries, to a water depth of 200 meters or where exploration is feasible. The state territorial boundaries normally extend 3 nautical miles, except in Florida and Texas where seaward boundaries extend 10 nautical miles.

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