Water Quality Management Planning Areas (Version 200908)

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), Division of Watershed Management (DWM), Bureau of Watershed Regulation (BWR)
Publication_Date: 200908
Title: Water Quality Management Planning Areas (Version 200908)
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Trenton, NJ
Publisher: NJ Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP)
Online_Linkage:
<http://www.state.nj.us/dep/gis/digidownload/zips/statewide/wqmpa.zip>
Description:
Abstract:
This is a representation of the geographical extents of the 12 County/Areawide Water Quality Management Planning Areas (WQMPA). A County or Areawide Water Quality Management Plan (WQMP) was prepared, respectively, by a County or NJDEP pursuant to Section 5 of the Water Quality Planning Act (WQPA), N.J.S.A. 58:11A-1 et seq for each of these areas. A WQMP is used in conjunction with the Statewide WQM Plan, which together constitute the Continuing Planning Process conducted pursuant to the WQPA, the Water Pollution Control Act, N.J.S.A. 58:10A-1 et seq., and N.J.S.A. 13:1D-1 et seq., and as required by Sections 303(e) and 208 of the Federal Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C. 1251 et seq.) to make consistency determinations under the Water Quality Management (WQM) Planning rules, N.J.A.C. 7:15.
Purpose:
The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) administers the WQM Planning rules, N.J.A.C. 7:15, in conjunction with the Statewide WQM Plan, which together constitute the Continuing Planning Process conducted pursuant to the Water Quality Planning Act, N.J.S.A. 58:11A-1 et seq., the Water Pollution Control Act, N.J.S.A. 58:10A-1 et seq., and N.J.S.A. 13:1D-1 et seq., and as required by Sections 303(e) and 208 of the Federal Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C. 1251 et seq.). According to these regulations, the Commissioner of the DEP shall not undertake, or authorize through the issuance of a permit, any project or activity that conflict with the applicable sections of adopted WQM Plans or the WQM Planning rules. The existing rules establish a mechanism for the determination of consistency between proposed projects or activities requiring Departmentally issued permits and the WQM Plans.
Supplemental_Information:
In 1975, the Governor made the first designations of areawide WQM planning agencies by designating: Middlesex County Freeholders for the Lower Raritan/Middlesex County Area; Ocean County Freeholders for Ocean County; Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) for Mercer County and the Tri-County areas.
In 1976, the Governor designated three more WQM planning Agencies: Atlantic County Freeholders for Atlantic County; Cape May Freeholders for Cape May County; and Sussex County Freeholders for Sussex County. Also in 1976, since the remaining county governments declined to participate so the Governor designated NJDEP to prepare the areawide plans for the remaining areas: Northeast, Monmouth County, Upper Delaware, Lower Delaware and Upper Raritan.
In 1980, all twelve WQM Plans were adopted in whole or in part and the Governor designated Mercer County Freeholders to replace DVRPC as the designated planning agency for Mercer County.
In 1997, the Governor designated the Monmouth County Freeholders to replace NJDEP as the designated planning agency for Monmouth County.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 200908
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -75.587306
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -73.890363
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 41.357565
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 38.924819
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Theme_Keyword: Water Quality Management Planning Area
Theme_Keyword: Water Quality Management Plan (WQMP)
Theme_Keyword: Wastewater Management Plan
Theme_Keyword: Water Quality
Theme_Keyword: Wastewater Facilities Planning 201
Theme_Keyword: Consistency Determination
Theme_Keyword: Continuing Planning Process
Theme_Keyword: planning
Theme_Keyword: wqmpa
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: PlanningCadastre
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: NJGIN
Theme_Keyword: njfw_critical
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Place_Keyword: New Jersey
Access_Constraints: none
Use_Constraints:
Data Distribution Agreement (NJDEP) Agrees to abide by the terms and conditions of the following: I. Description of Data to be Provided The data provided herein are distributed subject to the following conditions and restrictions: 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 accompanying Data Dictionary and Readme files. Any reproduction or manipulation of the above data must ensure that the coordinate reference system remains intact. 3. Digital data received from the NJDEP may not be reproduced or redistributed for use by anyone without first obtaining written permission from the NJDEP. 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.
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
The names of the WQMPAs and the Designated Planning Agencies reflect the current designations in effect.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
The WQMPAs were designated by the Governor in 1977 pursuant to Section 4 of the WQPA 58:11A-4, which required that said designation should to the maximum extent practicable conform to county boundaries, with appropriate modifications made to take account of the major watersheds, as for example by including the south branch of the Raritan in a Hunterdon county designation and the north branch of the Raritan in a Somerset county designation. DWM staff originally used the Department's County boundaries and Watershed Management Area GIS coverages as the reference boundaries to develop this layer along the County and Watershed boundaries designated in 1977. The boundaries have been adjusted to conform with the revised boundaries of the "Municipalities clipped to Coast" layer, January 2009; the watershed boundaries of the "Watershed Management Areas" layer, January, 2009; and the "Sewer Service Areas" November 2008.
Completeness_Report:
The designations are complete and have remained static since the original designation, but are subject to redesignation by the Governor.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
The WQMPA boundaries were adjusted to conform with the revised boundaries of the "Municipalities clipped to Coast" layer, January 2009; the watershed boundaries of the "Watershed Management Areas" layer, January, 2009; and the "Sewer Service Areas" November 2008.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: NJ Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP)
Publication_Date: 20090116
Title: Municipalities of New Jersey (Clipped to Coast)
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Trenton, NJ
Publisher: NJ Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP)
Online_Linkage:
<http://www.state.nj.us/dep/gis/digidownload/zips/statewide/muncoast.zip>
Source_Scale_Denominator: 24000
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 200901
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: muncoast
Source_Contribution: Clipped WQMPA utilizing Municipalities-Clipped to Coast layer.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), Division of Watershed Management (DWM)
Publication_Date: 20000405
Title: NJDEP Watershed Management Areas in New Jersey
Edition: 200901
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Trenton, NJ
Publisher: NJ Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP)
Online_Linkage:
<http://www.state.nj.us/dep/gis/digidownload/zips/statewide/depwmas.zip>
Source_Scale_Denominator: 24000
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 200901
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: WMA (depwmas)
Source_Contribution: Watershed boundaries utilized from WMA layer (depwmas).
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), Division of Watershed Management (DWM), Bureau of Watershed Regulation (BWR)
Publication_Date: 200610
Title: New Jersey Statewide Sewer Service Area
Edition: 200811
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Trenton, NJ
Publisher: NJ Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP)
Online_Linkage:
<http://www.state.nj.us/dep/gis/digidownload/zips/statewide/statessa.zip>
Source_Scale_Denominator: 24000
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 200811
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: statessa
Source_Contribution: used as reference layer.
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The original area mapping was prepared by the staff of the Division of Watershed Management using the written descriptions of the original 208 Planning Areas using the NJDEP County Boundary and Watershed Management Area GIS layers as a base. This version has been adjusted to coincide with the revised boundaries of the NJDEP "Municipalities clipped to Coast" layer, January 2009; the watershed boundaries of the "Watershed Management Areas" layer, January, 2009; and the "Sewer Service Areas" November 2008
Process_Date: 200903
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The attribute table has been revised to correct an error in the name of one of the Water Quality Management Planning Areas. The area had been labeled as "Northern Delaware" when the correct name is the "Upper Delaware"
Process_Date: 200908

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
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Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
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Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 12

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Grid_Coordinate_System:
Grid_Coordinate_System_Name: State Plane Coordinate System 1983
State_Plane_Coordinate_System:
SPCS_Zone_Identifier: 2900
Transverse_Mercator:
Scale_Factor_at_Central_Meridian: 0.999900
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -74.500000
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 38.833333
False_Easting: 492125.000000
False_Northing: 0.000000
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Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: coordinate pair
Coordinate_Representation:
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Planar_Distance_Units: survey feet
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Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 80
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Altitude_Distance_Units: feet
Altitude_Encoding_Method:
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Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: Water Quality Management Planning Areas
Entity_Type_Definition: New Jersey Water Quality Management Planning Areas
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: NJDEP
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FID
Attribute_Definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
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Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape
Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
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Attribute:
Attribute_Label: WQMPA
Attribute_Definition: Water Quality Management Planning Area Name
Attribute_Definition_Source: NJDEP
Attribute_Domain_Values:
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Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AGENCY
Attribute_Definition: The Designated Water Quality Management Planning Agency
Attribute_Definition_Source: NJDEP
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Unique name

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NJDEP/OIRM/BGIS
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 401 East State Street, PO Box 428
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
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20090804
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Steven Jacobus
Contact_Organization: NJDEP/DWM/BWR
Contact_Position: Section Chief
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 401 East State Street, PO Box 418
City: Trenton
State_or_Province: NJ
Postal_Code: 08625-0418
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (609) 292-1806
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (609) 984-6505
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Steven.Jacobus@dep.state.nj.us
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