Title 15

PART 922

Part 922 - National Marine Sanctuary Program Regulations

PART 922 - NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY PROGRAM REGULATIONS Authority:16 U.S.C. 1431 et seq. Source:60 FR 66877, Dec. 27, 1995, unless otherwise noted. Editorial Note:Nomenclature changes to part 922 appear at 62 FR 3789, Jan. 27, 1997 and at 62 FR 67724, Dec. 30, 1997.

15:3.1.2.2.13.1SUBPART A
Subpart A - General
15:3.1.2.2.13.1.17.1SECTION 922.1
   922.1 Applicability of regulations in this part.
15:3.1.2.2.13.1.17.2SECTION 922.2
   922.2 Mission, goals, and special policies.
15:3.1.2.2.13.1.17.3SECTION 922.3
   922.3 Definitions.
15:3.1.2.2.13.1.17.4SECTION 922.4
   922.4 Effect of National Marine Sanctuary designation.
15:3.1.2.2.13.2SUBPART B
Subpart B - Sanctuary Nomination Process
15:3.1.2.2.13.2.17.1SECTION 922.10
   922.10 General.
15:3.1.2.2.13.2.17.2SECTION 922.11
   922.11 Selection of nominated areas for national marine sanctuary designation.
15:3.1.2.2.13.3SUBPART C
Subpart C - Designation of National Marine Sanctuaries
15:3.1.2.2.13.3.17.1SECTION 922.20
   922.20 Standards and procedures for designation.
15:3.1.2.2.13.3.17.2SECTION 922.21
   922.21 [Reserved]
15:3.1.2.2.13.3.17.3SECTION 922.22
   922.22 Development of designation materials.
15:3.1.2.2.13.3.17.4SECTION 922.23
   922.23 [Reserved]
15:3.1.2.2.13.3.17.5SECTION 922.24
   922.24 Congressional documents.
15:3.1.2.2.13.3.17.6SECTION 922.25
   922.25 Designation determination and findings.
15:3.1.2.2.13.4SUBPART D
Subpart D - Management Plan Development and Implementation
15:3.1.2.2.13.4.17.1SECTION 922.30
   922.30 General.
15:3.1.2.2.13.4.17.2SECTION 922.31
   922.31 Promotion and coordination of Sanctuary use.
15:3.1.2.2.13.5SUBPART E
Subpart E - Regulations of General Applicability
15:3.1.2.2.13.5.17.1SECTION 922.40
   922.40 Purpose.
15:3.1.2.2.13.5.17.2SECTION 922.41
   922.41 Boundaries.
15:3.1.2.2.13.5.17.3SECTION 922.42
   922.42 Allowed activities.
15:3.1.2.2.13.5.17.4SECTION 922.43
   922.43 Prohibited or otherwise regulated activities.
15:3.1.2.2.13.5.17.5SECTION 922.44
   922.44 Emergency regulations.
15:3.1.2.2.13.5.17.6SECTION 922.45
   922.45 Penalties.
15:3.1.2.2.13.5.17.7SECTION 922.46
   922.46 Response costs and damages.
15:3.1.2.2.13.5.17.8SECTION 922.47
   922.47 Pre-existing authorizations or rights and certifications of pre-existing authorizations or rights.
15:3.1.2.2.13.5.17.9SECTION 922.48
   922.48 National Marine Sanctuary permits - application procedures and issuance criteria.
15:3.1.2.2.13.5.17.10SECTION 922.49
   922.49 Notification and review of applications for leases, licenses, permits, approvals, or other authorizations to conduct a prohibited activity.
15:3.1.2.2.13.5.17.11SECTION 922.50
   922.50 Appeals of administrative action.
15:3.1.2.2.13.6SUBPART F
Subpart F - Monitor National Marine Sanctuary
15:3.1.2.2.13.6.17.1SECTION 922.60
   922.60 Boundary.
15:3.1.2.2.13.6.17.2SECTION 922.61
   922.61 Prohibited or otherwise regulated activities.
15:3.1.2.2.13.6.17.3SECTION 922.62
   922.62 Permit procedure and criteria.
15:3.1.2.2.13.7SUBPART G
Subpart G - Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary
15:3.1.2.2.13.7.17.1SECTION 922.70
   922.70 Boundary.
15:3.1.2.2.13.7.17.2SECTION 922.71
   922.71 Definitions.
15:3.1.2.2.13.7.17.3SECTION 922.72
   922.72 Prohibited or otherwise regulated activities - Sanctuary-wide.
15:3.1.2.2.13.7.17.4SECTION 922.73
   922.73 Additional prohibited or otherwise regulated activities - marine reserves and marine conservation area.
15:3.1.2.2.13.7.17.5SECTION 922.74
   922.74 Permit procedures and issuance criteria.
15:3.1.2.2.13.7.17.6.5APPENDIX Appendix A
   Appendix A to Subpart G of Part 922 - Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary Boundary Coordinates
15:3.1.2.2.13.7.17.6.6APPENDIX Appendix B
   Appendix B to Subpart G of Part 922 - Marine Reserve Boundaries
15:3.1.2.2.13.7.17.6.7APPENDIX Appendix C
   Appendix C to Subpart G of Part 922 - Marine Conservation Area Boundary
15:3.1.2.2.13.8SUBPART H
Subpart H - Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary
15:3.1.2.2.13.8.17.1SECTION 922.80
   922.80 Boundary.
15:3.1.2.2.13.8.17.2SECTION 922.81
   922.81 Definitions.
15:3.1.2.2.13.8.17.3SECTION 922.82
   922.82 Prohibited or otherwise regulated activities.
15:3.1.2.2.13.8.17.4SECTION 922.83
   922.83 Permit procedures and issuance criteria.
15:3.1.2.2.13.8.17.5SECTION 922.84
   922.84 Certification of preexisting leases, licenses, permits, approvals, other authorizations, or rights to conduct a prohibited activity.
15:3.1.2.2.13.8.17.6SECTION 922.85
   922.85 Review of State permits and leases for certain aquaculture projects.
15:3.1.2.2.13.8.17.7.8APPENDIX Appendix A
   Appendix A to Subpart H of Part 922 - Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Boundary Coordinates
15:3.1.2.2.13.8.17.7.9APPENDIX Appendix B
   Appendix B to Subpart H of Part 922 - No-Anchoring Seagrass Protection Zones in Tomales Bay
15:3.1.2.2.13.8.17.7.10APPENDIX Appendix C
   Appendix C to Subpart H of Part 922 - Northern Extent of Tomales Bay
15:3.1.2.2.13.8.17.7.11APPENDIX Appendix D
   Appendix D to Subpart H of Part 922 - Special Wildlife Protection Zones Within the Sanctuary
15:3.1.2.2.13.8.17.7.12APPENDIX Appendix E
   Appendix E to Subpart H of Part 922 - Cargo Vessel Prohibition Zones in the Sanctuary
15:3.1.2.2.13.8.17.7.13APPENDIX Appendix F
   Appendix F to Subpart H of Part 922 - White Shark Approach Prohibition Zones in the Sanctuary
15:3.1.2.2.13.8.17.7.14APPENDIX Appendix G
   Appendix G to Subpart H of Part 922 - Designated Area for Certain United States Coast Guard Discharges
15:3.1.2.2.13.9SUBPART I
Subpart I - Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary
15:3.1.2.2.13.9.17.1SECTION 922.90
   922.90 Boundary.
15:3.1.2.2.13.9.17.2SECTION 922.91
   922.91 Definitions.
15:3.1.2.2.13.9.17.3SECTION 922.92
   922.92 Prohibited or otherwise regulated activities - Sanctuary-wide.
15:3.1.2.2.13.9.17.4SECTION 922.93
   922.93 Permit procedures and criteria.
15:3.1.2.2.13.9.17.5SECTION 922.94
   922.94 Prohibited or otherwise regulated activities - Research area.
15:3.1.2.2.13.9.17.6.15APPENDIX Appendix A
   Appendix A to Subpart I of Part 922 - Boundary Coordinates for the Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary Research Area
15:3.1.2.2.13.10SUBPART J
Subpart J - National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa
15:3.1.2.2.13.10.17.1SECTION 922.100
   922.100 Scope of regulations.
15:3.1.2.2.13.10.17.2SECTION 922.101
   922.101 Boundary.
15:3.1.2.2.13.10.17.3SECTION 922.102
   922.102 Definitions.
15:3.1.2.2.13.10.17.4SECTION 922.103
   922.103 Prohibited or otherwise regulated activities - Sanctuary-wide.
15:3.1.2.2.13.10.17.5SECTION 922.104
   922.104 Prohibited or otherwise regulated activities - Sanctuary-wide except in the Muliāva Unit.
15:3.1.2.2.13.10.17.6SECTION 922.105
   922.105 Prohibited or otherwise regulated activities - Unit-specific.
15:3.1.2.2.13.10.17.7SECTION 922.106
   922.106 Management and enforcement.
15:3.1.2.2.13.10.17.8SECTION 922.107
   922.107 Permit procedures and criteria.
15:3.1.2.2.13.10.17.9.16APPENDIX Appendix to
   Appendix to Subpart J of Part 922 - American Samoa National Marine Sanctuary Boundary Coordinates
15:3.1.2.2.13.11SUBPART K
Subpart K - Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary
15:3.1.2.2.13.11.17.1SECTION 922.110
   922.110 Boundary.
15:3.1.2.2.13.11.17.2SECTION 922.111
   922.111 Definitions.
15:3.1.2.2.13.11.17.3SECTION 922.112
   922.112 Prohibited or otherwise regulated activities.
15:3.1.2.2.13.11.17.4SECTION 922.113
   922.113 Permit procedures and issuance criteria.
15:3.1.2.2.13.11.17.5.17APPENDIX Appendix A
   Appendix A to Subpart K of Part 922 - Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary Boundary Coordinates
15:3.1.2.2.13.11.17.5.18APPENDIX Appendix B
   Appendix B to Subpart K of Part 922 - Line Representing the 50-Fathom Isobath Surrounding Cordell Bank
15:3.1.2.2.13.11.17.5.19APPENDIX Appendix C
   Appendix C to Subpart K of Part 922 - Designated Area for Certain United States Coast Guard Discharges
15:3.1.2.2.13.12SUBPART L
Subpart L - Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary
15:3.1.2.2.13.12.17.1SECTION 922.120
   922.120 Boundary.
15:3.1.2.2.13.12.17.2SECTION 922.121
   922.121 Definitions.
15:3.1.2.2.13.12.17.3SECTION 922.122
   922.122 Prohibited or otherwise regulated activities.
15:3.1.2.2.13.12.17.4SECTION 922.123
   922.123 Permit procedures and criteria.
15:3.1.2.2.13.12.17.5.20APPENDIX Appendix A
   Appendix A to Subpart L of Part 922 - Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary Boundary Coordinates
15:3.1.2.2.13.12.17.5.21APPENDIX Appendix B
   Appendix B to Subpart L of Part 922 - Coordinates for the Department of the Interior Topographic Lease Stipulations for OCS Lease Sale 171
15:3.1.2.2.13.13SUBPART M
Subpart M - Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
15:3.1.2.2.13.13.17.1SECTION 922.130
   922.130 Boundary.
15:3.1.2.2.13.13.17.2SECTION 922.131
   922.131 Definitions.
15:3.1.2.2.13.13.17.3SECTION 922.132
   922.132 Prohibited or otherwise regulated activities.
15:3.1.2.2.13.13.17.4SECTION 922.133
   922.133 Permit procedures and criteria.
15:3.1.2.2.13.13.17.5SECTION 922.134
   922.134 Review of certain State permits and leases.
15:3.1.2.2.13.13.17.6.22APPENDIX Appendix A
   Appendix A to Subpart M of Part 922 - Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Boundary Coordinates
15:3.1.2.2.13.13.17.6.23APPENDIX Appendix B
   Appendix B to Subpart M of Part 922 - Zones Within the Sanctuary Where Overflights Below 1000 Feet Are Prohibited
15:3.1.2.2.13.13.17.6.24APPENDIX Appendix C
   Appendix C to Subpart M of Part 922 - Dredged Material Disposal Sites Within the Sanctuary
15:3.1.2.2.13.13.17.6.25APPENDIX Appendix D
   Appendix D to Subpart M of Part 922 - Dredged Material Disposal Sites Adjacent to the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
15:3.1.2.2.13.13.17.6.26APPENDIX Appendix E
   Appendix E to Subpart M of Part 922 - Motorized Personal Watercraft Zones and Access Routes Within the Sanctuary
15:3.1.2.2.13.13.17.6.27APPENDIX Appendix F
   Appendix F to Subpart M of Part 922 - Davidson Seamount Management Zone
15:3.1.2.2.13.14SUBPART N
Subpart N - Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary
15:3.1.2.2.13.14.17.1SECTION 922.140
   922.140 Boundary.
15:3.1.2.2.13.14.17.2SECTION 922.141
   922.141 Definitions.
15:3.1.2.2.13.14.17.3SECTION 922.142
   922.142 Prohibited or otherwise regulated activities.
15:3.1.2.2.13.14.17.4SECTION 922.143
   922.143 Permit procedures and criteria.
15:3.1.2.2.13.14.17.5.28APPENDIX Appendix A
   Appendix A to Subpart N of Part 922 - Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary Boundary Coordinates
15:3.1.2.2.13.15SUBPART O
Subpart O - Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary
15:3.1.2.2.13.15.17.1SECTION 922.150
   922.150 Boundary.
15:3.1.2.2.13.15.17.2SECTION 922.151
   922.151 Definitions.
15:3.1.2.2.13.15.17.3SECTION 922.152
   922.152 Prohibited or otherwise regulated activities.
15:3.1.2.2.13.15.17.4SECTION 922.153
   922.153 Permit procedures and criteria
15:3.1.2.2.13.15.17.5SECTION 922.154
   922.154 Consultation with the State of Washington, affected Indian tribes, and adjacent county governments.
15:3.1.2.2.13.15.17.6.29APPENDIX Appendix A
   Appendix A to Subpart O of Part 922 - Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Boundary Coordinates
15:3.1.2.2.13.16SUBPART P
Subpart P - Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary
15:3.1.2.2.13.16.17.1SECTION 922.160
   922.160 Purpose.
15:3.1.2.2.13.16.17.2SECTION 922.161
   922.161 Boundary.
15:3.1.2.2.13.16.17.3SECTION 922.162
   922.162 Definitions.
15:3.1.2.2.13.16.17.4SECTION 922.163
   922.163 Prohibited activities - Sanctuary-wide.
15:3.1.2.2.13.16.17.5SECTION 922.164
   922.164 Additional activity regulations by Sanctuary area.
15:3.1.2.2.13.16.17.6SECTION 922.165
   922.165 Emergency regulations.
15:3.1.2.2.13.16.17.7SECTION 922.166
   922.166 Permits other than for access to the Tortugas Ecological Reserve - application procedures and issuance criteria.
15:3.1.2.2.13.16.17.8SECTION 922.167
   922.167 Permits for access to the Tortugas Ecological Reserve.
15:3.1.2.2.13.16.17.9SECTION 922.168
   922.168 [Reserved]
15:3.1.2.2.13.16.17.10.30APPENDIX Appendix I
   Appendix I to Subpart P of Part 922 - Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Boundary Coordinates
15:3.1.2.2.13.16.17.10.31APPENDIX Appendix II
   Appendix II to Subpart P of Part 922 - Existing Management Areas Boundary Coordinates
15:3.1.2.2.13.16.17.10.32APPENDIX Appendix III
   Appendix III to Subpart P of Part 922 - Wildlife Management Areas Access Restrictions
15:3.1.2.2.13.16.17.10.33APPENDIX Appendix IV
   Appendix IV to Subpart P of Part 922 - Ecological Reserves Boundary
15:3.1.2.2.13.16.17.10.34APPENDIX Appendix V
   Appendix V to Subpart P of Part 922 - Sanctuary Preservation Areas Boundary Coordinates
15:3.1.2.2.13.16.17.10.35APPENDIX Appendix VI
   Appendix VI to Subpart P of Part 922 - Special-Use Areas Boundary Coordinates and Use Designations
15:3.1.2.2.13.16.17.10.36APPENDIX Appendix VII
   Appendix VII to Subpart P of Part 922 - Areas To Be Avoided Boundary Coordinates
15:3.1.2.2.13.17SUBPART Q
Subpart Q - Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary
15:3.1.2.2.13.17.17.1SECTION 922.180
   922.180 Purpose.
15:3.1.2.2.13.17.17.2SECTION 922.181
   922.181 Boundary.
15:3.1.2.2.13.17.17.3SECTION 922.182
   922.182 Definitions.
15:3.1.2.2.13.17.17.4SECTION 922.183
   922.183 Allowed activities.
15:3.1.2.2.13.17.17.5SECTION 922.184
   922.184 Prohibited activities.
15:3.1.2.2.13.17.17.6SECTION 922.185
   922.185 Emergency regulations.
15:3.1.2.2.13.17.17.7SECTION 922.186
   922.186 Penalties; appeals.
15:3.1.2.2.13.17.17.8SECTION 922.187
   922.187 Interagency Cooperation.
15:3.1.2.2.13.17.17.9.37APPENDIX Appendix A
   Appendix A to Subpart Q of Part 922 - Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale, National Marine Sanctuary Boundary Description and Coordinates of the Lateral Boundary Closures and Excluded Areas.
15:3.1.2.2.13.18SUBPART R
Subpart R - Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary and Underwater Preserve
15:3.1.2.2.13.18.17.1SECTION 922.190
   922.190 Boundary.
15:3.1.2.2.13.18.17.2SECTION 922.191
   922.191 Definitions.
15:3.1.2.2.13.18.17.3SECTION 922.192
   922.192 Joint Management Committee.
15:3.1.2.2.13.18.17.4SECTION 922.193
   922.193 Prohibited or otherwise regulated activities.
15:3.1.2.2.13.18.17.5SECTION 922.194
   922.194 Certification of preexisting leases, licenses, permits, approvals, other authorizations, or rights to conduct a prohibited activity.
15:3.1.2.2.13.18.17.6SECTION 922.195
   922.195 Permit procedures and criteria.
15:3.1.2.2.13.18.17.7SECTION 922.196
   922.196 Emergency regulations.
15:3.1.2.2.13.18.17.8SECTION 922.197
   922.197 Effect on affected federally-recognized Indian tribes.
15:3.1.2.2.13.18.17.9SECTION 922.198
   922.198 Procedures for determining watercraft and related items which sink on or after the date of Sanctuary designation to be an underwater cultural resource.
15:3.1.2.2.13.18.17.10.38APPENDIX Appendix A
   Appendix A to Subpart R of Part 922 - Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary and Underwater Preserve Boundary Coordinates
15:3.1.2.2.13.18.17.10.39APPENDIX Appendix B
   Appendix B to Subpart R of Part 922 - Minor Projects for Purposes of § 922.193(a)(2)(iii)
15:3.1.2.2.13.19SUBPART S
Subpart S - Mallows Bay - Potomac River National Marine Sanctuary
15:3.1.2.2.13.19.17.1SECTION 922.200
   922.200 Boundary.
15:3.1.2.2.13.19.17.2SECTION 922.201
   922.201 Definitions.
15:3.1.2.2.13.19.17.3SECTION 922.202
   922.202 Joint management.
15:3.1.2.2.13.19.17.4SECTION 922.203
   922.203 Prohibited or otherwise regulated activities.
15:3.1.2.2.13.19.17.5SECTION 922.204
   922.204 Emergency regulations.
15:3.1.2.2.13.19.17.6SECTION 922.205
   922.205 Permit procedures and review criteria.
15:3.1.2.2.13.19.17.7SECTION 922.206
   922.206 Certification of preexisting leases, licenses, permits, approvals, other authorizations, or rights to conduct a prohibited activity.
15:3.1.2.2.13.19.17.8.40APPENDIX Appendix A
   Appendix A to Subpart S of Part 922 - Mallows Bay-Potomac River Marine Sanctuary Boundary Description and Coordinates of the Lateral Boundary Closures and Excluded Areas
15:3.1.2.2.13.19.17.8.41APPENDIX Appendix B
   Appendix B to Subpart S of Part 922 - Mallows Bay-Potomac River Marine Sanctuary Terms of Designation