Policies and Standards

As a reference for marine planners and stakeholders, this page provides a select listing of controlling authorities pertaining to ocean planning in the northeast region.

Standards, Regulations, and References

Policies

    • Clean Water Act – 404 (33 USC 1344)
    • Coastal Zone Management Act (16 USC 1451)
    • Coast and Geodetic Survey Act of 1947
    • Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program Act
    • Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2006
    • Endangered Species Act (16 USC 1536)
    • Energy Policy Act (Pub. L. 109-58)
    • Executive Order – Stewardship of the Ocean, Our Coasts and the Great Lakes
    • Information Quality Act
    • Integrated Coastal and Ocean Observation System Act
    • Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act of 1972
    • Migratory Bird Treaty Act and Migratory Bird Executive Order 13186
    • Marine Mammal Protection Act (16 USC 1361)

  • Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (16 USC 1801)
  • National Environmental Policy Act (42 USC 4321)
  • National Historic Preservation Act
  • Ocean and Coastal Mapping Integration Act
  • Oil Pollution Act of 1990
  • Ocean Dumping Act (33 USC 1401-1445)
  • Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009
  • Outer Continental Lands Act (43 USC 1311-1356a)
  • Rivers and Harbors Act (33 USC 403, 322)
  • Section 7627 of the Clean Air Act
  • Submerged Lands Act (43 USC 1301-1315)
  • United States Code 49, Section 44718
  • USCG Reauthorization Act of 2006