Short Citation:
Office for Coastal Management, 2019: Federal Consistency Geographic Location Descriptions, https://inport.nmfs.noaa.gov/inport/item/51544.

Item Identification

Title: Federal Consistency Geographic Location Descriptions
Short Name: FederalConsistencyGeographicLocationDescriptions
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2018-03-16
Abstract:

These data represent state geographic location descriptions (GLDs). Section 307 of the "Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972" (CZMA), called the federal consistency provision, gives states a strong voice in federal agency decision making, which they otherwise would not have, for activities that may affect a states coastal uses or resources. Federal agency, federal license or permit, and federal financial assistance activities are subject to federal consistency review if the activity occurs outside of the states coastal zone but within a GLD. This location description encompasses an area outside the coastal zone in which an activity would have reasonably foreseeable coastal effects. For activities outside of a states coastal zone to be automatically subject to federal consistency review, the state federal consistency list must identify the activity and its associated geographic location description. These data represents the GLDs for all states that have defined them.

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.

Supplemental Information:

The native coordinate system for this layer is Geographic Coordinate System North American 1983 (NAD 83).

GCS_North_American_1983

WKID: 4269 Authority: EPSG

Angular Unit: Degree (0.0174532925199433)

Prime Meridian: Greenwich (0.0)

Datum: D_North_American_1983

Spheroid: GRS_1980

Semimajor Axis: 6378137.0

Semiminor Axis: 6356752.314140356

Inverse Flattening: 298.257222101

Please note: all MarineCadastre.gov data served by the NOAA Office for Coastal Management and hosted through Esri REST services are in the Web Mercator Auxiliary Sphere (Geographic Coordinate System WGS 1984) projection.

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords Earth Science > Human Dimensions > Environmental Governance/Management
ISO 19115 Topic Category boundaries
ISO 19115 Topic Category oceans
ISO 19115 Topic Category planningCadastre
None alternative energy planning
None coastal
None coastal boundaries
None coastal energy planning
None coastal management
None federal consistency
None hydrokinetic energy planning
None jurisdictional boundaries
None marine boundaries
None ocean boundaries
None ocean energy planning
None ocean planning
None offshore boundaries
None offshore energy planning
None oil gas leases
None outer continental shelf lease blocks
None renewable energy planning
None wind energy planning

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords Continent > North America > United States Of America
None Connecticut
None Delaware
None East Coast
None Great Lakes
None New Jersey
None New York
None Oregon
None Pennsylvania
None Rhode Island
None Texas
None United States
None West Coast

Physical Location

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

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: As Needed
Data Presentation Form: Map (digital)
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: 721437
Date Effective From: 2018-02-16
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: 721436
Date Effective From: 2018-02-16
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: 721434
Date Effective From: 2018-02-16
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

Originator

CC ID: 721438
Date Effective From: 2018-02-16
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): Office for Coastal Management (OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Avenue
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
URL: https://www.coast.noaa.gov/

Point of Contact

CC ID: 721435
Date Effective From: 2018-02-16
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: Publication Date

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 721433
W° Bound: -125.074299
E° Bound: -66.666667
N° Bound: 46.25
S° Bound: 25.58232

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 721432
Time Frame Type: Discrete
Start: 2017

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Vector: Yes
Text / Table: Yes

Vector Representation 1

CC ID: 721485
Topology Level: Geometry Only

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Procedure:

Download Zip file or use Esri REST service.

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

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 721441
Start Date: 2018-03-15
End Date: Present
Download URL: ftp://ftp.coast.noaa.gov/pub/MSP/GeographicLocationDescriptions.zip
File Type: Arc Geodatabase
Compression: Zip

Distribution 2

CC ID: 721443
Start Date: 2018-03-15
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://coast.noaa.gov/arcgis/rest/services/MarineCadastre/BoundariesAndRegions/MapServer/11
File Type: REST Service

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 721444
URL: https://www.marinecadastre.gov/data/
URL Type:
Online Resource

URL 2

CC ID: 721446
URL: https://www.coast.noaa.gov/
URL Type:
Online Resource

Data Quality

Accuracy:

The attributes in this dataset are believed to be accurate.

Completeness Report:

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

Under NOAAs regulations for federal license or permit activities at 15 CFR Sec. 930.53(a)(1), Federal lands located within the boundaries of a States coastal zone are automatically included within the geographic location description; State agencies do not have to describe these areas. State agencies do have to describe the geographic location of listed activities occurring on federal lands located beyond the boundaries of a States coastal zone. Please note that no known attempt was made to either include or exclude federal lands from this national GLD boundary.

Conceptual Consistency:

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

Lineage

Sources

Connecticut DEEP (Connecticut_State_shp)

CC ID: 721451
Contact Name: Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2017-06-27
Citation URL: ftp://ftp.state.ct.us/pub/dep/gis/shapefile_format_zip/Connecticut_State_shp.zip

Connecticut DEEP (LIS_Bathymetry_shp)

CC ID: 721450
Contact Name: Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2017-06-26
Citation URL: ftp://ftp.state.ct.us/pub/dep/gis/shapefile_format_zip/LIS_Bathymetry_shp.zip

Connecticut DEEP (Named_Waterbody_shp)

CC ID: 721449
Contact Name: Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2017-06-21
Citation URL: ftp://ftp.state.ct.us/pub/dep/gis/shapefile_format_zip/Named_Waterbody_shp.zip

GIS.NY.GOV (NYS_Civil_Boundaries)

CC ID: 721454
Contact Name: New York State GIS
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2017-08-03
Citation URL: http://gis.ny.gov/gisdata/fileserver/?DSID=927&file=NYS_Civil_Boundaries.gdb.zip

GIS.NY.GOV (pwl)

CC ID: 721453
Contact Name: New York State GIS
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2017-06-27
Citation URL: http://gis.ny.gov/gisdata/fileserver/?DSID=1117&file=pwl.zip

MarineCadastre.gov (Atl_admn)

CC ID: 721457
Contact Name: MarineCadastre.gov
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2017-06-14
Citation URL: http://www.boem.gov/uploadedFiles/BOEM/Oil_and_Gas_Energy_Program/Mapping_and_Data/Administrative_Boundaries/Atl_admn.zip

MarineCadastre.gov (ATL_BLKCLIP)

CC ID: 721458
Contact Name: MarineCadastre.gov
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2017-06-14
Citation URL: http://www.boem.gov/Oil-and-Gas-Energy-Program/Mapping-and-Data/ATL_BLKCLIP(3).aspx

MarineCadastre.gov (ATL_SLA)

CC ID: 721459
Contact Name: MarineCadastre.gov
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2017-06-14
Citation URL: http://www.boem.gov/Oil-and-Gas-Energy-Program/Mapping-and-Data/ATL_SLA(3).aspx

MarineCadastre.gov (COLREGSDemarcationLines)

CC ID: 721461
Contact Name: MarineCadastre.gov
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2017-06-28
Citation URL: ftp://ftp.coast.noaa.gov/pub/MSP/COLREGSDemarcationLines.zip

MarineCadastre.gov (maintainedchannels)

CC ID: 721464
Contact Name: MarineCadastre.gov
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2018-01-16
Citation URL: http://encdirect.noaa.gov/theme_layers/data/coastal_maintained_channels/maintainedchannels.zip

MarineCadastre.gov (planarea)

CC ID: 721470
Contact Name: MarineCadastre.gov
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2017-10-04
Citation URL: https://www.data.boem.gov/Mapping/Files/planarea.zip

MarineCadastre.gov (USMaritimeLimitsAndBoundariesSHP)

CC ID: 721460
Contact Name: MarineCadastre.gov
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2017-06-14
Citation URL: http://maritimeboundaries.noaa.gov/downloads/USMaritimeLimitsAndBoundariesSHP.zip

MassGIS (CENSUS2010HYDRO_SHP)

CC ID: 721455
Contact Name: Massachusetts GIS
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2017-11-14
Citation URL: http://www.mass.gov/anf/research-and-tech/it-serv-and-support/application-serv/office-of-geographic-information-massgis/datalayers/census2010.html

NarragansettBay.org (mbounds_samp)

CC ID: 721469
Contact Name: NarragansettBay.org
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2017-06-12
Citation URL: http://www.narrbay.org/d_projects/OceanSAMP/Downloads/mbounds_samp.zip

New York GIG (NewYork_GLD)

CC ID: 721465
Contact Name: New York Geographic Information Gateway
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2017-07-26
Citation URL: http://opdgig.dos.ny.gov/#/search/browse

NJ Geographic Information Network (bounds_nj_shp)

CC ID: 721462
Contact Name: New Jersey Geographic Information Network
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2017-06-28
Citation URL: https://njgin.state.nj.us/oit/gis/download/bounds_nj_shp.zip

Northeast Fisheries Science Center (Statistical_Areas_2010_withNames)

CC ID: 721452
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: Northeast Fisheries Science Center, NEFSC
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2017-06-27
Citation URL: ftp://ftp.nefsc.noaa.gov/pub/gis/

Ohio TIMS (REFER_COUNTY)

CC ID: 721467
Contact Name: State of Ohio Department of Transportation
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2017-07-17
Citation URL: https://gis.dot.state.oh.us/tims/Data/Download

Oregon Coastal Atlas (AdminBounds_DLCD_GLD_OregonWaters)

CC ID: 721466
Contact Name: Oregon Coastal Atlas
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2017-06-15
Citation URL: http://www.coastalatlas.net/downloads/shapes/AdminBounds_DLCD_GLD_OregonWaters.zip

Rhode Island RIGIS (shorelines89)

CC ID: 721456
Contact Name: Rhode Island GIS
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2017-11-27
Citation URL: http://data.rigis.org/bnd/shoreline89.zip

State of Delaware (StateOutline_area)

CC ID: 721463
Contact Name: State of Delaware
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2017-12-12
Citation URL: http://www.dnrec.delaware.gov/Pages/Portal.aspx

U.S. Maritime Limits & Boundaries (USMaritimeLimitsAndBoundariesSHP)

CC ID: 721468
Contact Name: MarineCadastre.gov
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2017-06-14
Citation URL: https://maritimeboundaries.noaa.gov/downloads/USMaritimeLimitsAndBoundariesSHP.zip

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 721471
Description:

1. Data sets for Oregon, Rhode Island, and New York provided by the respective state. These data sets were used as provided, except as noted below for Rhode Island.

2. For Connecticut:

NMFS Statistical Areas: extracted the six respective areas from the "Statistical_Areas_2010_withNames" shapefile.

Long Island Sound: Extracted the 12m bathy contour (40ft. equivalent) and manually closed the line (between 10m and 14m contours). Extracted the 6m bathy contour (20ft. equivalent) and manually closed the line (between 4m and 8m contours). Used RNCs to create these contours in far eastern Long Island Sound, where the LIS contours in the source data were not included. Off of Montauk Point (eastern point of Long Island), the 12m contour was extended to the New York-Rhode Island border by a line extending from the furthest point east of the 12m contour, to the New York-Connecticut boundary, following a bearing generally parallel to the New York state boundary that exists to the south of Long Island.

Fishers Island Sound: the geometry (in New York waters) was extracted from the "NAMED_WATERBODY_POLY" shapefile.

Byram River: the geometry (in New York waters) was extracted from the "pwl" shapefile, excluding Kirby Pond.

Little Narraganset Bay: the geometry (in Rhode Island Waters) was extracted from the Connecticut state boundary and the Rhode Island shoreline.

Connecticut River: used Massachusettss "CENSUS2010HYDRO_SHP" feature class and manually extracted the river (below the dam in Holyoke, MA).

3. For Delaware, acquired supporting maps illustrating the GLD, via email from Delaware CMP. Using these maps and textual descriptions, extracted the necessary offshore lease blocks for the federal waters portion of the GLD. Clipped the seaward extent of these lease blocks with the 24NM line. The remainder of the offshore alternative energy portions of the GLD (in state waters) were extracted using a combination of the Submerged Lands Act's seaward boundary, a national shoreline, the OCS Administrative Boundaries, and COLREGS demarcation lines. The segments of the Delaware River/Bay were constructed using a combination of official state boundaries, maintained channels in Delaware Bay, a boundary of the Delaware Bay (excluding tributaries) from the New Jersey Department of GIS, and the RNCs (i.e. Commodore Barry Bridge). The non-native shellfish segment in the Chesapeake Bay was extracted from a combination of official state boundaries, a national shoreline, and COLREGS demarcation lines. Used centerline of the navigation channel in Delaware Bay to establish the Delaware-New Jersey boundary necessary for the creation of the GLDs for both states. This was suggested by Delaware, since no official boundary between these states in Delaware Bay had ever been agreed upon.

4. For New Jersey, the segments of the Delaware River/Bay were constructed using a combination of official state boundaries, a national shoreline, and COLREGS demarcation lines. Used centerline of the navigation channel in Delaware Bay to establish the Delaware-New Jersey boundary necessary for the creation of the GLDs for both states. This was suggested by Delaware, since no official boundary between these states in Delaware Bay had ever been agreed upon.

5. For Pennsylvania, the boundary was constructed using a combination of official state boundaries, a state of Ohio shoreline, and Office for Coast Survey's US-Canada border. The western portion of the boundary was constructed using a line that was parallel to the Pennsylvania-Ohio border at the origin of the GLD's southeast boundary.

6. For Rhode Island, erased the Ocean SAMP boundary with the Submerged Lands Act (SLA) seaward boundary, as directed by the state CRMC office.

7. For Texas, the Western GOM and Central GOM "BOEM Oil and Gas Planning Areas" features were extracted. These constitute the limit of the Texas GLD, as confirmed by the Texas General Land Office.

8. Added fields and populated according to data dictionary

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

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Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 51544
Metadata Record Created By: Anna Verrill
Metadata Record Created: 2018-02-16 13:15+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2019-07-02 15:17+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2018-02-23
Owner Org: OCM
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2019-02-24