Short Citation:
Office for Coastal Management, 2019: Danger Zones and Restricted Areas in the United States as of July 2017, https://inport.nmfs.noaa.gov/inport/item/48876.

Item Identification

Title: Danger Zones and Restricted Areas in the United States as of July 2017
Short Name: DangerZonesAndRestrictedAreas
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2017-11-08
Abstract:

These data represent the location of Danger Zones and Restricted Areas within coastal and marine waters, as outlined by the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and the Raster Navigational Charts (RNC). The CFR defines a Danger Zone as, "A defined water area (or areas) used for target practice, bombing, rocket firing or other especially hazardous operations, normally for the armed forces. The danger zones may be closed to the public on a full-time or intermittent basis, as stated in the regulations." The CFR defines a Restricted Area as, "A defined water area for the purpose of prohibiting or limiting public access to the area. Restricted areas generally provide security for Government property and/or protection to the public from the risks of damage or injury arising from the Government's use of that area." Other features in this dataset include: Danger Area, Missile Testing Area, Naval Operations Area, Prohibited Area, Restricted Airspace, Test Area, and Torpedo Testing Area. Authoritative information relating to these data may be found in Title 33, Chapter II of the CFR (Part 334).

Purpose:

To support coastal and ocean planning and other activities pursuant to the Energy Policy Act, Coastal Zone Management Act, Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, National Environmental Policy Act, Rivers and Harbors Act and the Submerged Lands Act.

Notes:

11010

Supplemental Information:

Spatial_Reference_Information:

Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:

Geographic:

Latitude_Resolution: 0.00001

Longitude_Resolution: 0.00001

Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees

Geodetic_Model:

Horizontal_Datum_Name: D WGS 1984

Ellipsoid_Name: WGS 1984

Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.0

Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257223563

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords Earth Science > Human Dimensions > Environmental Governance/Management
ISO 19115 Topic Category intelligenceMilitary
ISO 19115 Topic Category oceans
None danger zone
None marine transportation
None navigation
None prohibited area
None restricted area

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords Continent > North America > United States Of America
None Alabama
None Alaska
None Atlantic Ocean
None California
None Connecticut
None Delaware
None East Coast
None Florida
None Georgia
None Great Lakes
None Guam
None Gulf of Mexico
None Hawaii
None Illinois
None Kentucky
None Maine
None Marshall Islands
None Maryland
None Massachusetts
None Mid Atlantic
None New Jersey
None New York
None North Carolina
None Northeast
None Northwest
None Ohio
None Pacific Ocean
None Pacific territories
None Puerto Rico
None Rhode Island
None South Carolina
None Southeast
None Southwest
None Tennessee
None Texas
None United States
None Virginia
None Washington
None West Coast
None Wisconsin

Physical Location

Organization: Office for Coastal Management
City: Charleston
State/Province: SC

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: Twice a Year
Distribution Liability:

NOAA makes no warranties or representations whatsoever regarding the availability, quality, accuracy, content, completeness or suitability for the user's needs of such information. The services, information, and data made available on the Marine Cadastre web site are provided "as is" without warranties of any kind. These data are intended for coastal and ocean use planning. Not for navigation.

http://www.marinecadastre.gov/about/disclaimer.html

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 652226
Date Effective From: 2017-11-08
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address: coastal.info@noaa.gov
Phone: (843) 740-1202
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov

Distributor

CC ID: 652228
Date Effective From: 2017-11-08
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address: coastal.info@noaa.gov
Phone: (843) 740-1202
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 652229
Date Effective From: 2017-11-08
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address: coastal.info@noaa.gov
Phone: (843) 740-1202
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov

Point of Contact

CC ID: 652227
Date Effective From: 2017-11-08
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address: coastal.info@noaa.gov
Phone: (843) 740-1202
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 652232
W° Bound: -176.629138
E° Bound: 175.254452
N° Bound: 65.625516
S° Bound: 5.365109

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 652231
Time Frame Type: Discrete
Start: 2017-07-01

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Vector: Yes

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Constraints:

None

Data Use Constraints:

These data are intended for coastal and ocean use planning. Not for navigation.

http://www.marinecadastre.gov/about/disclaimer.html

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 652222
URL: ftp://ftp.coast.noaa.gov/pub/MSP/DangerZonesAndRestrictedAreas.zip
URL Type:
Online Resource

URL 3

CC ID: 652224
URL: https://marinecadastre.gov/data/
URL Type:
Online Resource

URL 4

CC ID: 652225
URL: https://www.coast.noaa.gov/
URL Type:
Online Resource

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 652283
Activity Date/Time: 2017-11-08
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 652282
Activity Date/Time: 2017-11-14
Description:

Converted from FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (version FGDC-STD-001-1998) using 'fgdc_to_inport_xml.pl' script. Contact Tyler Christensen (NOS) for details.

Activity Log 3

CC ID: 717292
Activity Date/Time: 2018-02-08
Description:

Partial upload of Positional Accuracy fields only.

Data Quality

Accuracy:

The attributes in this dataset are believed to be accurate.

Horizontal Positional Accuracy:

Maximum scale of intended use is 1:80,000.

Completeness Report:

Spatial and attribute properties are believed to be complete. Geometric thresholds from original data are preserved. No tests have been completed for exhaustiveness.

While new features (as of 2017) were added during this update of the data, it does not represent an exhaustive recreation of geometry since the July 2012 version of the Code of Federal Regulations, when the original data set was created. However, a 1:1 visual inspection of every feature in the published data set was compared with those features found on the Raster Nautical Charts. For features that varied noticeably from the nautical charts, language and coordinates from the latest CFR (2017) were used to confirm if the geometry was correct. Also, geometry for new features found in the RNCs or 2017 CFR was created and added to the data set. Attributes were updated accordingly.

Conceptual Consistency:

These data are believed to be logically consistent. Geometry is topologically clean.

Lineage

Sources

Danger Zones and Restricted Areas

CC ID: 652213
Contact Name: MarineCadastre.gov
Publish Date: 2015-07-23
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2012
Extent End Date/Time: 2014
Citation URL: ftp://ftp.coast.noaa.gov/pub/MSP/DangerZonesAndRestrictedAreas.zip
Source Contribution:

Provided the latest version of the data set geometry. | Type of Source Media: online

NASA Wallops Flight Facility Special Use Airspace

CC ID: 652211
Contact Name: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Wallops Flight Facility
Publish Date: 2004-06-09
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2004-06-09
Citation URL: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/wallops/home
Source Contribution:

Provided geometry (in May 2015) for missing restricted areas (special use airspace) in Virginia. | Type of Source Media: email

NOAA (NGS) Shoreline Data Explorer

CC ID: 652208
Contact Name: Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Geodetic Survey (NGS)
Publish Date: 2014-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2007
Citation URL: http://www.ngs.noaa.gov/NSDE/
Source Contribution:

Provided shorelines for features that require specific shoreline elements not adequately provided within the NOAA 80K shoreline | Type of Source Media: online

NOAA's Medium Resolution Digital Vector Shoreline (1998) for the Contiguous United States

CC ID: 652209
Contact Name: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Publish Date: 1998-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 1988
Extent End Date/Time: 1992
Citation URL: http://shoreline.noaa.gov/data/datasheets/medres.html
Source Contribution:

Provided a national shoreline used in createing features with shoreline-coincident boundaries | Type of Source Media: online

Raster Navigational Charts Seamless Service

CC ID: 652207
Contact Name: Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Office of Coast Survey (OCS)
Citation URL: http://seamlessrnc.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/ArcGIS/rest/services/RNC/NOAA_RNC/ImageServer
Source Contribution:

Provided feature geometry for those features not stated in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), or that were unable to be created based on language in CFR | Type of Source Media: online

U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (July 1, 2012)

CC ID: 652205
Contact Name: Government Printing Office
Publish Date: 2012-07-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2012-07-01
Citation URL: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CFR-2012-title33-vol3/pdf/CFR-2012-title33-vol3-part334.pdf
Source Contribution:

Provided coordinates of features and related language necessary to build feature geometry | Type of Source Media: online

U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (July 1, 2012)

CC ID: 652212
Contact Name: Government Printing Office
Publish Date: 2015-07-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2015-07-01
Citation URL: https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CFR-2015-title33-vol3/pdf/CFR-2015-title33-vol3-part334.pdf
Source Contribution:

Provided coordinates of features and related language necessary to build feature geometry | Type of Source Media: online

U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (July 1, 2013)

CC ID: 652206
Contact Name: Government Printing Office
Publish Date: 2013-07-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2013-07-01
Citation URL: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CFR-2013-title33-vol3/pdf/CFR-2013-title33-vol3-part334.pdf
Source Contribution:

Provided coordinates of features and related language necessary to build feature geometry (applies only to northeast U.S.) | Type of Source Media: online

U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (July 1, 2014)

CC ID: 652210
Contact Name: Government Printing Office
Publish Date: 2014-07-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2014-07-01
Citation URL: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CFR-2014-title33-vol3/pdf/CFR-2014-title33-vol3-part334.pdf
Source Contribution:

Provided coordinates of features and related language necessary to build feature geometry | Type of Source Media: online

U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (July 1, 2016)

CC ID: 652215
Contact Name: Government Printing Office
Publish Date: 2016-07-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2016-07-01
Citation URL: https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CFR-2016-title33-vol2/pdf/CFR-2016-title33-vol2-sec167-103.pdf
Source Contribution:

Provided coordinates and language necessary to build geometry for a feature in Rhode Island | Type of Source Media: online

U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (July 1, 2017)

CC ID: 652214
Contact Name: Government Printing Office
Publish Date: 2017-07-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2017-07-01
Citation URL: https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CFR-2017-title33-vol3/pdf/CFR-2017-title33-vol3-part334.pdf
Source Contribution:

Provided coordinates of features and related language necessary to build feature geometry | Type of Source Media: online

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 652216
Description:

1. Acquired list of Danger Zones and Restricted Areas (DZRAs) from the CFR (Title 33, Chapter 2, Volume 3, Section 334). 2. Created labeled points in ArcMap (XY tool) based on CFR coordinates. Converted these points (graphics) to features, per CFR feature (DRAWING...CONVERT GRAPHICS TO FEATURES). 3. If points projected in NAD83 appeared to be off significantly compared to the RNCs, the points were reprojected to determine the intended coordinate system. (The CFR did not explicitly provide the datum, but for a couple features.) 4. For features in which no coordinate system could be identified, Global Mapper was used to project the points in the intended coordinate system, and export them as NAD83. This yielded results that placed the coordinates in significantly closer proximity to that of the charted feature. (It was determined to be a bug with Esri's NADCON transformation.) 5. Created a new polygon feature class to generate geometry from the points. 6. Added necessary fields to feature class (populated as necessary during creation of features). 7. Within the new polygon feature class, used a) point features (coordinates) generated, b) CFR language, c) Raster Nautical Charts (RNCs), and d) shorelines to create geometry. 8. Populated any remaining attributes after geometry was completed. 9. Created metadata. 10. Cross-referenced RNCs to check geometry and reconciled any differences between CFR and RNC where necessary.

Process Date/Time: 2014-01-01 00:00:00

Process Step 2

CC ID: 652217
Description:

1. Acquired current national geometry from internal directory. 2. Created new geometry for select features, derived from the Code of Federal Regulations (2014), the Raster Navigational Charts, and data provided by NASA for areas off the coast of Virginia. Features were created using language and coordinates from the CFR or geometry from the RNC, then made coincident with the shoreline. The two areas provided by NASA were not made coincident with the shoreline. 3. Populated attribute fields for new features.

Process Date/Time: 2015-06-01 00:00:00

Process Step 3

CC ID: 652218
Description:

1. Acquired latest version of the Danger Zone and Restricted Areas from MarineCadastre.gov data registry.

2. Acquired the latest version (2015) of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).

3. Based on differences between the 2012 and 2015 Code of Federal Regulations, created geometry for new features and removed expired features. New features were made coincident with the NOAA 1:80,000 shoreline.

4. Populated attribute fields for new and existing features, based on 2015 CFR.

Process Date/Time: 2016-01-01 00:00:00

Process Step 4

CC ID: 652219
Description:

1. Acquired latest version of the Danger Zone and Restricted Areas from the MarineCadastre.gov data registry.

2. Acquired the latest version (2017) of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).

3. Performed a 1:1 inspection of every feature in the published data set, with those features found on the Raster Nautical Charts. For features that varied noticeably from the nautical charts, language and coordinates from the latest CFR (2017) were used to confirm if the geometry was correct. For the few that were noted as deviating from both the RNC features and CFR descriptions, new geometry was created to update the data set. Also, geometry for new features found in the RNCs or 2017 CFR was created and added to the data set. Attributes were updated accordingly.

4. Changed symbology to more closely resemble the Raster Navigational Charts.

Process Date/Time: 2017-01-01 00:00:00

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Type Title
Entity (ENT) DangerZonesAndRestrictedAreas

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 48876
Metadata Record Created By: Anne Ball
Metadata Record Created: 2017-11-14 15:55+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2019-07-02 15:17+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2018-02-08
Owner Org: OCM
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2019-02-09