The State of Oregon holds the waters, shoreline, and living resources of its shoreline in trust for the public. The state has therefore established in law a program of planning and management that includes ocean resource goals and policies. The Oregon Territorial Sea Plan (TSP) was first adopted in 1994 and provides detailed guidance to state and federal agencies to manage uses within the state’s territorial sea, from shore to three nautical miles offshore. State ocean resources are governed by a tapestry of authorities at multiple government scales, and the TSP acts as a coordinating framework from which individual agencies institute regulations and management activities. 

The Ocean Policy Advisory Council (OPAC) was given the ability to amend the TSP when necessary to deal with new concerns as they occur.  

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 Territorial Sea Plan Table of Contents

  Introduction

     Part One: Ocean Management Framework
 
     Part Two: Making Resource Use Decisions
 
     Part Three: Rocky Shores Management Strategy
          A. pdf Introduction (32 KB)
 
     Part Four: Uses of the Seafloor
 
     Part Five: Uses of the Territorial Sea

  
     Appendices
          Appendix A. pdf Glossary of Terms (51 KB)
          Appendix B. pdf References (9 KB)
          Appendix C. pdf Acronyms And Abbreviations (3 KB)  
          Appendix D. pdf Notes on Tidal Related Shore Lines (76 KB)  
          Appendix E. pdf Oregon Ocean Law: ORS 196.405-.515 (42 KB)  
          Appendix F. pdf Goal 19, Ocean Resources (23 KB)  
          Appendix G. pdf Policies of the Oregon Ocean Plan (36 KB)  
          Appendix H. pdf Rocky Shores Classification System (730 KB)  
          Appendix I. pdf Three Arch Rocks Management Report (87 KB)