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US Federal OCS Sand and Gravel Borrow (Lease Areas)

US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • Added 06 Sep 2016
  • Updated 30 Aug 2018

Federal outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Sand and Gravel Borrow Areas (Lease Areas) are polygons which are maintained by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), part of the U.S. Department of the Interior. The polygons define areas where entities that have entered into a Negotiated Non-Competitive Lease or Memorandum of Agreement with BOEM can dredge sand, gravel or shell resources from the OCS. Section 8 (k) of the OCS Lands Act (OCSLA), as amended by Public Law 103-426 (enacted in 1994), provides BOEM the authority to negotiate an agreement for the use of OCS sand, gravel, and shell resources for use in: (1) a project for shore protection, beach restoration, or coastal restoration under taken by a Federal, State, or local government agency; or (2) for use in a construction project funded in whole or in part by, or authorized by, the Federal government. This dataset is a collection of previous and current authorized lease areas under BOEM's purview. The intent is to update the dataset when leases are added or renewed. Attribution consists of state, sand volume, and dates and identification properties associated with the lease. Revisions to the data, which would most often be to attribution, will occur regularly.

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Technical Details

Layer ID 20512
Data type Vector polygon
Feature count 85
Attributes Additional_Sand_Allocated, Borrow_Area_ID, Global_Lease_Area_ID, Lease_Initiation_Date, Lease_Final, Amendment_Number, Global_Management_ID, Lease_Expiration_Date, State, Sand_Volume_Allocated, Amendment_Date, Lease_Number, Project_ID, Global_Lease_ID, FiscalYear
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Added 6 Sep 2016 ago
Last checked 1 Sep 2018 ago
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