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Title to Submerged Lands Beneath Tidal and Navigable Waters

Title to Submerged Lands Beneath Tidal and Navigable Waters

hearings before the United States House Committee on the Judiciary, and Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Eightieth Congress, second session, on Feb. 23-28, Mar. 1-6, 8, 9, 15, 17, 18, 1948.

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Published by U.S. G.P.O. in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Marine mineral resources -- Law and legislation -- United States.

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    Considers (80) H.J. Res. 51, (80) H.J. Res. 52, (80) H.J. Res. 67, (80) H.J. Res. 81, (80) H.J. Res. 157, (80) H.J. Res. 263, (80) H.J. Res. 286, (80) H.J. Res. 299, (80) H.R. 4999, (80) H.R. 5010, (80) H.R. 5099, (80) H.R. 5105, (80) H.R. 5121, (80) H.R. 5128, (80) H.R. 5132, (80) H.R. 5136, (80) H.R. 5162, (80) H.R. 5167, (80) H.R. 5238, (80) H.R. 5273, (80) H.R. 5281, (80) H.R. 5288, (80) H.R. 5297, (80) H.R. 5308, (80) H.R. 5320, (80) H.R. 5349, (80) H.R. 5372, (80) H.R. 5380, (80) H.R. 5443, (80) H.R. 5461, (80) S.J. Res. 14, (80) S. 1988.

    Edition Notes

    ContributionsUnited States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Paginationvii, 1703 p.
    Number of Pages1703
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22310195M

    States are generally entitled “under both the equal footing doctrine and the Submerged Lands Act to submerged lands beneath tidal and inland navigable waters, and under the Submerged Lands Act alone to submerged lands extending three miles seaward of [their] coastline.” United States v. Alaska, U.S. 1, 6, 9 (Alaska (Arctic Coast)). The. limited to "shorelands or those lands beneath tidal waters which are immediately adjacent to the sea” but include all lands affected by the ebb and flow of the tide. This case was of great importance because the Court specifically rejected the argument that a state could only claim title to lands beneath tidally influenced, navigable Size: 32KB.

    submerged lands act re port from the committee on the judiciary house of representatives to accompany h. r. a bill to confirm and establish the titles of the states to lands beneath navigable waters within state boundaries and to the natural resources within such lands and waters. However, regardless of whether the owners’ title extends beyond the dry land, the title to land below the mean (average) high-water mark of navigable waters, as well as the waters themselves, belongs to the public. Thus, an owner may legally own only the property up to the mean high-water Size: 1MB.

    Sovereign Submerged Lands (SSL) are those lands including but not limited to, tidal lands, islands, sand bars, shallow banks, and lands waterward of the ordinary or mean high water line, beneath navigable fresh water or beneath tidally-influenced waters, which the State of Florida acquired title to on March 3, , by virtue of statehood, and. The Act entitles Alaska to submerged lands beneath tidal and inland navigable waters and submerged lands extending three miles seaward of the State's coastline. The United States claimed a right to submerged lands along the Alaska's Arctic Coast for mineral leasing.


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Title to Submerged Lands Beneath Tidal and Navigable Waters Download PDF EPUB FB2

Title to submerged lands beneath tidal and navigable waters: joint hearings before the Committees on the Judiciary, Congress of the United States, Eightieth Congress, second session, on S. and similar House bills to confirm and establish the titles of the States to lands and resources in and beneath navigable waters within state boundaries and to provide for the use and control of said lands.

Title to submerged lands beneath tidal and navigable waters: hearings before a subcommittee of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, Eightieth Congress, second session, on S and similar House bills, to confirm and establish the titles of the states to lands and resources in and beneath navigable waters within state boundaries and to provide for the use and control of said lands.

Title to Submerged Lands Beneath Tidal and Navigable Waters: hearings before the United States House Committee on the Judiciary, and Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Eightieth Congress, second session, on Feb.Mar.8, 9, 15, 17, 18, Title to Submerged Lands Beneath Tidal and Navigable Waters: hearings before the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Eightieth.

Title to tidal lands vested in state.— (1) Except submerged lands heretofore conveyed by deed or statute, the title to all sovereignty tidal and submerged bottom lands, including all islands, sandbars, shallow banks, and small islands made by the process of dredging any channel by the United States Government and similar or other islands, sandbars, and shallow banks.

where the land is located determines both the ownership of the land and the permitted use of water, subject only to the jurisdiction of the federal government with respect to the regulation of navigation and commerce on navigable waters of the United States.

Tidelands and submerged lands are those lands abutting the ocean or sea and subject to the ebb and flow of the tide in File Size: KB. The harbor areas and navigable streams and bodies of water and submerged lands underlying the same in and around the island of Puerto Rico and the adjacent islands and waters, owned by the United States on March 2,and not reserved by the United States for public purposes, are placed under the control of the government of Puerto Rico, to be.

states acquired title to the submerged lands beneath their navigable waters at independence, Martin v. Waddell, 41 U.S. (16 Pet.) (), and later held that subsequently admitted states enjoyed the same right under the equal footing doctrine.

Pollard v. Hagan File Size: 1MB. Sovereignty submerged lands include, but are not limited to, tidal lands, islands, sandbars, shallow banks and lands waterward of the ordinary or mean high water line, beneath navigable fresh water or beneath tidally influenced waters.

The state of Florida acquired title to sovereignty submerged. Improvement Fund, (“Trustees”) holds title to these sovereign submerged lands in trust for the public, known as the public trust doctrine.5 Specifically, Article X, Sect of the Florida Constitution states: The title to lands under navigable waters, within the boundaries of File Size: KB.

Hagan, as was observed above, the Court held that the original states had reserved to themselves the ownership of the shores of navigable waters and the soils under them, and that under the principle of equality the title to the soils beneath navigable water passes to.

Title II addresses the rights and claims by the States to the lands and resources beneath navigable waters within their historic boundaries and provides for their development by the States.

Title III preserves the control of the seabed and resources therein of the Outer Continental Shelf beyond State boundaries and. The submerged Lands Act of states that all lands permanently or periodically covered by tidal waters up to, but not above, the line of mean high tide and seaward to a line three geographical miles distant from the coast mean low tideline is owned by the Size: KB.

non-tidal waters up to the high water mark.6 To reaffirm this idea, Congress enacted the Federal Submerged Lands Act of Once again confirming that the federal government vested in each state all “title to and ownership of the lands beneath navigable waters within the boundaries of the respective States.”8Author: Dennison A.

Butler. England provided that the Crown, in its sovereign capacity, held title to the beds of navigable and tidal waters in trust for the people of the realm.

3 Thus lands beneath navigable waters 4 whether tidal 5 or fresh, have come to be known as "sovereignty lands," 6 and the common lawCited by: 1. Churchill Co. Kingbury () P.C. ) State’s title to land under navigable waters extends, not only to land underlying the part of navigable waters over with navigation may be conducted but to the entire bed, in particular to the land covered and uncovered by the ordinary rise and fall of the tide, stream or lake.

The United States Supreme Court stated: [Title to soil under navigable waters] is a title different in character from that which the State holds in lands intended for sale. It is different from the title which the United States hold in the public lands which are open to preemption and Size: KB.

Each of the states were to come into the Union on an " equal footing " with the original 13 states. Under the equal footing doctrine, territorial states are vested with the same sovereign title rights to navigable submerged lands as the original 13 states.

However, during the territorial period. In Florida, the State acquired ownership of all land lying beneath non-tidal waterways, including meandered lakes, when Florida became a state in Broward v. Mabry, 50 So.(Fla. These State-owned submerged lands under navigable waters generally are not subject to private ownership.

bed. Along tidal or navigable waters the title to the bed in generally held by the state for the benefit of the public. In tidal waters, navigability for title purposes appears to be not always based on navigability-in-fact. In some states public ownership appears to extend to submerged lands subject to the ebb and flow of the tide, regardless File Size: KB.

In Florida, the state constitution addresses the issue of sovereignty lands in Article X, §11 where it states: “The title to lands under navigable waters, within the boundaries of the state, which have not been alienated, including beaches below mean high water lines. (1) Except submerged lands heretofore conveyed by deed or statute, the title to all sovereignty tidal and submerged bottom lands, including all islands, sandbars, shallow banks, and small islands made by the process of dredging any channel by the United States Government and similar or other islands, sandbars, and shallow banks located in the navigable waters.The ownership of land within a body of water is determined by the law of the state where the land is located.

In most states, if the water involved is "navigable" or "tidal" or both, the ownership of a part of the land in the bed of the water is owned by the state, with the law of that state defining the boundary between the land owned by the state and that owned by the owner of the land.