Ocean Law Search

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, NOAA Office for Coastal Management, NOAA Office of General Counsel


This web-based database provides environmental and historic preservation statutes, legislative histories, cases, and other legal documents that relate to the protection of underwater cultural heritage on the outer continental shelf. The database also includes additional ocean, coastal, and international laws that can be browsed by keywords or statute.


  • Search for statutes, legislative histories, and court decisions
  • Save and share search results
  • Download text-searchable PDFs

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