Coastal waters, in relation to a State or the Northern Territory, means so much of the scheduled area for the State or Territory as consists of:
- the territorial sea; and
- any waters that are:
- on the landward side of the territorial sea; and
- not within the limits of the State or Territory.
For this purpose, assume that the breadth of the territorial sea of Australia had never been determined or declared to be greater than 3 nautical miles, but had continued to be 3 nautical miles.
Source: Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006, Australia, amended 2012. Legislation
Waters under tidal influence and waters of the open Gulf of Mexico.
Source: Oil and Gas Division, Texas Administrative Code, Title 16, Chapter 3, February 2013. Regulations