Originator: Oregon Coastal Management Program, Marine Affairs Coordinator
Title: Geographic Location Description for Offshore Waters of Oregon
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
The Geographic Location Description (GLD) is a polygon starting from the seaward limit of Oregon state jurisdiction at 3 nautical miles (nm) from the shoreline, and extending seaward to a boundary line along the outer continental shelf which approximates the 500 fathom bathymetric contour. The OCMP has on file a list of geographic coordinates that form the GLD boundary line, and can make these available on a project by project basis.
A GLD is a geographically specific area where listed federal license or permit activities have been demonstrated to have reasonably foreseeable effects on a states coastal uses or resources. The process for creating a GLD is prescribed by the federal consistency provisions of the Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA). Oregon established the GLD to ensure that any marine renewable energy projects within the federal waters delineated in the GLD are automatically subject to the federal consistency review process. The federal consistency process ensures that federal actions are consistent with the enforceable policies of a state’s coastal management program. The sole purpose of a GLD is to review certain federal license or permit activities outside a state’s coastal zone. The GLD does not expand the state’s boundary or jurisdiction, or dictate any decision by the state.
Oregon’s GLD for federal waters is within the area defined in Oregon Statewide Planning Goal 19 Ocean Resources as the Oregon Ocean Stewardship Area. The Ocean Stewardship Area is delineated and described in the Oregon Ocean Resources Management Plan, and the state’s management goals and policy interests for this area are enumerated in Part One of the Territorial Sea Plan. The OCMP has chosen the 500 fathom (fm) contour as a basis for establishment of the GLD to account for the distribution of marine resources and uses important to the state; the potential that marine renewable energy development impacts to those resources and uses would result in reasonably foreseeable effects to these coastal uses or resources (where the coastal effects could occur within and outside the state’s coastal zone), and; the maximum likely depth of future marine renewable energy development.
The GLD Analysis of Reasonably Foreseeable Effects of Federal Actions Related to Marine Renewable Energy Projects on Resources and Uses Occurring within the Federal Waters of the Oregon Ocean Stewardship Area is available for download at: http://www.oregon.gov/LCD/OCMP/docs/GLD_final.pdf
Theme_Keyword: Marine Planning
Theme_Keyword: Federal Consistency
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Categories
Place_Keyword: Continental Shelf
Care was taken in the creation of these themes, but they are provided "as is". The Oregon Coastal Management Program cannot accept any responsibility for errors, omissions, or positional accuracy in the digital data or underlying records. There are no warranties, expressed or implied, including the warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, accompanying any of these products. However, notification of any errors would be appreciated.
Use_Constraints: None. Public data
Contact_Organization: Oregon Coastal Management Program
Contact_Position: Marine Affairs Coordinator
Oregon Coastal Management Program, Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development
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