NJDEP Shellfish Classification for New Jersey (Edition 2014) (Envr_admin_shellfish_bnd)

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), Office of Information Resources (OIRM), Bureau of Geographic Information Systems (BGIS)
Publication_Date: 20140101
Title:
NJDEP Shellfish Classification for New Jersey (Edition 2014) (Envr_admin_shellfish_bnd)
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Leeds Point, NJ
Publisher: New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP)
Online_Linkage: <http://www.nj.gov/dep/gis/listall.html>
Online_Linkage: <http://www.nj.gov/dep/gis/geowebsplash.htm>
Description:
Abstract:
This data is a graphic representation of NJ coastal waters classified according to regulations of shellfish harvest. Waters are classified in one of five categories: Prohibited - harvest not allowed under any conditions. Special Restricted - harvest allowed with a special permit requiring further purification of the shellfish before sale. Seasonal (Nov - Apr) - and Seasonal (Jan - Apr) - where harvest is permitted only during certain seasons of the year. The final category is Approved - harvest permitted under any conditions. Classification of the waters is based on the National Shellfish Sanitation Program. As specified in this program, classifications are based on three components: 1) Regular monitoring of water quality 2) Field surveys of shoreline conditions 3) Study of water currents and flows (hydrography). These functions are performed by New Jersey's Bureau of Marine Water Monitoring which monitors about 2,500 locations a minimum of five times a year. Please note: Shellfish water classifications in this theme may be temporarily superseded by an emergency closure order. The Department may suspend harvest in areas impacted by an intermittent pollution episode or emergency condition when the event has or may have a deleterious impact on public health. Public notice will be provided of any emergency closures. However, if there are any questions about the suitability of a shellfish growing are for harvest, please contact the Bureau of Marine Water Monitoring at (609) 748-2000. THE SHELLFISH GROWING CLASSIFICATION THEME IS A GRAPHIC REPRESENTATION OF THE CLASSIFICATION REGULATIONS AND IS PROVIDED FOR GENERAL INFORMATION ONLY. SEE 7:12-1 ET SEQ. FOR THE FULL TEXT AND AREA DESCRIPTIONS
Purpose:
These regulations are designed to protect public health by preventing the harvest and consumption of contaminated shellfish from New Jersey's waters.
Supplemental_Information:
The time period of this data will include data as early as 1996 and as recent to the "edition" date listed in this metadata record. The data is dependent on the amounts of samples collected at the various stations throughout the coast.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 2001
Ending_Date: 2013
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Annually
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -75.593271
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -73.890308
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 41.357794
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 38.849424
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: biota
Theme_Keyword: boundaries
Theme_Keyword: environment
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: EPA GIS Keyword Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: Boundary
Theme_Keyword: Buffer
Theme_Keyword: Chart
Theme_Keyword: Classification
Theme_Keyword: Delineation
Theme_Keyword: Designated
Theme_Keyword: Environmental
Theme_Keyword: Ocean
Theme_Keyword: Shellfish
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: User
Theme_Keyword: NJDEP
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: New Jersey
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP)
Data Use and Distribution Agreement
I. DESCRIPTION OF DATA TO BE PROVIDED
Before receiving and/or using NJDEP data layers, the user agrees to abide by the terms and conditions of the following:
SUBJECT DATA LAYERS For all data contained herein, (NJDEP) makes no representations of any kind, including, but not limited to, the warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular use, nor are any such warranties to be implied with respect to the digital data layers furnished hereunder. NJDEP assumes no responsibility to maintain them in any manner or form.
II. TERMS OF AGREEMENT
1. Digital data received from the NJDEP are to be used solely for internal purposes in the conduct of daily affairs. 2. The data are provided, as is, without warranty of any kind and the user is responsible for understanding the accuracy limitations of all digital data layers provided herein, as documented in the associated metadata file. Any reproduction or manipulation of the above data must ensure that the coordinate reference system remains intact and any data manipulation documented in the metadata by the user. NJDEP assumes no responsibility for any reproduction or data manipulation done by the user. 3. Digital data received from the NJDEP may not be reproduced or redistributed for use by anyone without first obtaining permission from the NJDEP via email gisnet@dep.state.nj.us. This clause is not intended to restrict distribution of printed mapped information produced from the digital data. 4. Any maps, publications, reports, or other documents produced as a result of this project that utilize NJDEP digital data will credit the NJDEP's Geographic Information System (GIS) as the source of the data with the following credit/disclaimer: "This (map/publication/report) was developed using New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Geographic Information System digital data, but this secondary product has not been verified by NJDEP and is not state-authorized." 5. Users shall require any independent contractor, hired to undertake work that will utilize digital data obtained from the NJDEP, to agree not to use, reproduce, or redistribute NJDEP GIS data for any purpose other than the specified contractual work. All copies of NJDEP GIS data utilized by an independent contractor will be required to be returned to the original user at the close of such contractual work. Users hereby agree to abide by the use and reproduction conditions specified above and agree to hold any independent contractor to the same terms. By using data provided herein, the user acknowledges that terms and conditions have been read and that the user is bound by these criteria.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Nguyen, Julie
Contact_Organization: Water Monitoring
Contact_Position: Environmental Specialist 2
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 929 E Stony Hill Rd Land Use
City: Leeds Point
State_or_Province: NJ
Postal_Code: 08220
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 609-748-2000
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Julie.Nguyen@dep.state.nj.us
Contact_Instructions: via email
Security_Information:
Security_Classification_System: FIPS Pub 199
Security_Classification: No Confidentiality
Security_Handling_Description: Standard Technical Controls

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report: Tests for integrity have not been performed
Completeness_Report:
No information on the features represented regarding omissions, selection criteria, generalization, definitions used, and other rules used to derive the data set.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report: None
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: USGS
Publication_Date: 1995
Title: 1995/1997 CIR Photographic Transparencies
Series_Information:
Series_Name: USGS CIR
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, VA
Publisher: USGS
Other_Citation_Details:
These are standard color infrared (CIR) transparencies captured as part of the National Aerial Photography Program (NAPP). These were scanned by the USGS to create standard Digital Ortho Quarterquads (DOQs).
Online_Linkage: <http://www.usgs.gov/>
Source_Scale_Denominator: 50000
Type_of_Source_Media: transparency
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 1995
Ending_Date: 1997
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: USGS CIR
Source_Contribution: We used the CIRs as a base map to create the dataset
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: NOAA Nautical Charts
Series_Information:
Series_Name: NOAA Nautical Charts
Issue_Identification: Unknown
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Washington D.C.
Publisher: NOAA
Online_Linkage: <http://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/mcd/Raster/>
Type_of_Source_Media: CD-ROM
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: Unknown
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Nauticals
Source_Contribution:
The nautical chart information was used to help classify the marine waters of NJ based on the NSSP regulations.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ENC
Publication_Date: 2008
Title: NOAA-Office of Coastal Survey
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Unknown
Issue_Identification: Unknown
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Washington D.C.
Publisher: NOAA
Online_Linkage: <http://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/mcd/enc/index.htm>
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2008
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: NOAA ENC
Source_Contribution:
Data include coastal topography, bathymetry, landmarks, geographic place names, and marine boundaries, which were used to help classify the marine waters of NJ based on the NSSP regulations.
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
A routine for gathering water samples at specified stations throughout the marine waters of NJ is performed. These results are then analyzed and studied for potential fecal coliform contamination. The scores that each sample receives is entered into a statistical program that determines the quality of a station over a period of time. All stations are looked at within a general area and classified into approved, prohibited, special restricted, or seasonal depending on their results.
Process_Date: 2001
Process_Step:
Process_Description: 18 new entries added for 2004 edition.
Process_Date: 2004
Process_Step:
Process_Description: 6 new entries added for 2005 edition.
Process_Date: 2005
Process_Step:
Process_Description: Data updated to correct polygon error.
Process_Date: 2005
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Sizes for 6 polygons were changed. Some areas were downgraded and these area's acreages were reduced for certain classification status while others increased.
Process_Date: 2007
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Data updated to correct 16 polygon errors. 6 new entries added for 2007 edition. 3 new entries added for 2008 edition.
Process_Date: 2008
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Status field changes (3 downgrades) made and six polygon changes in size due to these three downgrades
Process_Date: 2009
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Status field changes (3 downgrades and 4 upgrades). As a results, seven polygons change in sizes.
Process_Date: 2011
Process_Step:
Process_Description: Status field changes (1 downgrades)
Process_Date: 2012
Process_Step:
Process_Description: Status field changes (6 downgrades)
Process_Date: 2014

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: coordinate pair
Planar_Distance_Units: feet
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 1980
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: DEPEDIT.Envr_admin_shellfish_bnd
Entity_Type_Definition: Shellfish water classifications along NJ coast
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: NJDEP-BMW
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Attribute_Label: OBJECTID
Attribute_Definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Esri
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: STATUS
Attribute_Definition: Shellfish water classification along New Jersey coast.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NJDEP_BMW
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: P
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Prohibited-harvest not allowed under any conditions
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NJDEP_BMW
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: SR
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Special Restricted-harvest allowed with a special permit requiring further purification before sale
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NJDEP_BMW
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: S
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Seasonal (Nov-Apr)-harvest permitted during certain seasons of the year
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NJDEP_BMW
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: SJ
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Seasonal (Jan-Apr)-harvest permitted during certain seasons of the year
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NJDEP_BMW
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: A
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Attribute_Definition_Source: Esri
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Attribute_Label: SHAPE.LEN
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Attribute_Definition_Source: Esri
Attribute_Domain_Values:
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Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
Note: Attribute headings may be truncated in Shapefile format. Additionally, the attribute OBJECTID is changed to FID in the Shapefile format.
Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation: Unknown

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NJDEP
Contact_Person: NJDEP/OIRM/Bureau of GIS (Data Distribution)
Contact_Position: NJDEP GIS Downloads
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 401 East State Street
City: Trenton
State_or_Province: NJ
Postal_Code: 08625
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 609-777-0672
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 609-292-7900
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gisnet@dep.state.nj.us
Contact_Instructions: via email
Resource_Description: Downloadable Data
Distribution_Liability:
Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system at NJDEP, no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the accuracy or utility of the data on any other system or for general or scientific purposes, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. It is also strongly recommended that careful attention be paid to the contents of the metadata file associated with these data to evaluate data set limitations, restrictions or intended use. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of the data described and/or contained herein.

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20140403
Metadata_Future_Review_Date: 2015
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Contact_Organization: NJDEP
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Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 401 East State Street
City: Trenton
State_or_Province: NJ
Postal_Code: 08625
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 609-777-0672
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 609-292-7900
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gisnet@dep.state.nj.us
Contact_Instructions: via email
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998

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