Definitions for "Outer Continental Shelf"
Offshore Federal domain.
All submerged lands seaward and outside the area of lands beneath navigable waters. Lands beneath navigable waters are interpreted as extending from the coastline three nautical miles into the Atlantic Ocean, the Pacific Ocean, the Arctic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico excluding the coastal waters off Texas and western Florida.
The submerged lands extending from 3 miles offshore to some undefined outer limit, usually a depth of 200 meters. It is the portion of the shelf under U.S. jurisdiction.