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US Coastal and Marine Danger Zones and Restricted Areas

US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • Added 12 Sep 2016
  • Updated 30 Aug 2018

These data represent the location of Danger Zones and Restricted Areas within coastal and marine waters, as outlined by the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and the Raster Navigational Charts (RNC). The CFR defines a Danger Zone as, "A defined water area (or areas) used for target practice, bombing, rocket firing or other especially hazardous operations, normally for the armed forces. The danger zones may be closed to the public on a full-time or intermittent basis, as stated in the regulations." The CFR defines a Restricted Area as, "A defined water area for the purpose of prohibiting or limiting public access to the area. Restricted areas generally provide security for Government property and/or protection to the public from the risks of damage or injury arising from the Government's use of that area." Authoritative information relating to these data may be found in Title 33, Chapter II of the CFR (Part 334).

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RegionsBahamas, Cuba, United States of America

Technical Details

Layer ID 20699
Data type Vector polygon
Feature count 390
Attributes Boundary_Identifier, Boundary_Source, Native_Datum, Boundary_Type, Boundary_Name, Boundary_Source_URL, Boundary_Description, Contact, Effective_Date, Agency_of_Use, State, Instance_Code
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Added 12 Sep 2016 ago
Last checked 1 Sep 2018 ago
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