Summary: H.R.536 — 102nd Congress (1991-1992)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.536. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (01/16/1991)

Coastal States Extension Act of 1991 - Amends the Submerged Lands Act to extend from three nautical miles to 12 nautical miles the territorial sea boundaries of the coastal States, the Great Lake States, and the Gulf of Mexico States.

Provides that leases executed under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act that cover an area within the newly expanded territorial sea boundaries shall remain in effect until they expire under their original terms.

Precludes a State affected by the expanded territorial sea boundaries from granting a lease within such boundaries until the Secretary of Commerce determines that such State has an approved coastal zone management program in accordance with the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972.