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NMFS Office Of Protected Resources, 2022: MMPA Incidental Take Authorization (ITA) GIS Map Data, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/29667.

Item Identification

Title: MMPA Incidental Take Authorization (ITA) GIS Map Data
Short Name: MMPA ITA Map Data
Status: Planned
Abstract:

All marine mammals are protected under the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (MMPA). The MMPA prohibits, with certain exceptions, the "take" of marine mammals in U.S. waters and by U.S. citizens on the high seas. However, the MMPA allows, upon request, the incidental take of marine mammals by U.S. citizens who engage in a specified activity (other than commercial fishing) within a specified geographic region.

The Incidental Take Program within the Office of Protected Resources (OPR), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has produced a spatial dataset of in process and issued Incidental Take Authorizations under section 101(a)(5)(A) and (D) of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1974 as amended. . The ITA GIS project provides a single location where the public, academia, non-governmental organizations, NOAA managers and scientists, and other federal agencies can find the latest data and metadata for proposed and issued Incidental Take Authorizations under the MMPA.

Purpose:

Goal: To provide the best available information on the temporal and spatial extent of MMPA Incidental Take Authorizations and links to all relevant documents.

Purpose: The purpose of these data is to visually represent proposed or issued Incidental Take Authorizations under the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 for environmental analyses and display.

Notes:

Users must assume responsibility to determine the appropriate use of these data.

Supplemental Information:

The layer for all authorized incidental take since 2008 (including both expired and currently active authorizations) and all in process applications includes at least one point for each project. Points are located in the approximate center of project areas. Projects that take place over large areas in different hemispheres or ocean basins have points in each major area. Projects that have multiple discrete project areas located more than approximately 50 miles apart also have additional points in each project area.

Projects are symbolized based on the type of project (construction, military, research/other, oil and gas, and alternative energy) and status (currently active, expired, or application in process).

Clicking on a project point in the map opens a popup window that provides the applicant, type of permit, year(s) issued, expiration date if active, a short description and location. It also provides a link to the Incidental Take Program Webpage that provides access to the project application, authorization (if issued), monitoring reports, GIS data, and any other supplemental materials associated with the project and permit.

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None Endangered Species
None IHA
None incidental take authorization
None LOA
None marine mammal
None Marine Mammal Protection Act
None MMPA
None Ocean Noise

Physical Location

Organization: NMFS Office Of Protected Resources
City: Silver Spring
State/Province: MD
Country: United States

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Data Set Type: GIS Files
Maintenance Frequency: As Needed
Data Presentation Form: Map (digital)
Data Set Credit: Jeannine Cody, Dwayne Meadows- NMFS OPR

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 261693
Date Effective From: 2017
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Meadows, Dwayne
Email Address: Dwayne.Meadows@noaa.gov
Phone: 301-427-8467
Contact Instructions:

Dwayne.Meadows@noaa.gov, 301-427-8467

Distributor

CC ID: 261705
Date Effective From: 2008
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NMFS Office Of Protected Resources (OPR)
Address: 1315 East-West Highway, 13th Floor
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: 301-713-2332
URL: http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 261829
Date Effective From: 2018
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Meadows, Dwayne
Email Address: Dwayne.Meadows@noaa.gov
Phone: 301-427-8467
Contact Instructions:

Dwayne.Meadows@noaa.gov, 301-427-8467

Originator

CC ID: 572833
Date Effective From: 2018
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Meadows, Dwayne
Email Address: Dwayne.Meadows@noaa.gov
Phone: 301-427-8467
Contact Instructions:

Dwayne.Meadows@noaa.gov, 301-427-8467

Point of Contact

CC ID: 261830
Date Effective From: 2018
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Meadows, Dwayne
Email Address: Dwayne.Meadows@noaa.gov
Phone: 301-427-8467
Contact Instructions:

Dwayne.Meadows@noaa.gov, 301-427-8467

Point of Contact

CC ID: 751388
Date Effective From: 2018
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Harrison, Jolie
Email Address: Jolie.Harrison@noaa.gov
Phone: 301-427-8420
Contact Instructions:

Jolie.Harrison@noaa.gov, 301-427-8420

View Historical Support Roles

Extents

Extent Group 1

Extent Description:

MMPA Incidental Take Authorizations cover activities that occur within the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and outside the U.S. EEZ (i.e., the high seas, excluding territorial waters of any foreign nation).

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 261702
W° Bound: -180
E° Bound: 180
N° Bound: 90
S° Bound: -90
Description

Within the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and outside the U.S. EEZ (i.e., the high seas, excluding territorial waters of any foreign nation).

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 261703
Time Frame Type: Continuing
Start: 2008

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Procedure:

Access by NOAA Geoplatform

Data Access Constraints:

None

Metadata Access Constraints:

None

Metadata Use Constraints:

None

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 261865
Download URL: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/node/23111
Distributor: NMFS Office Of Protected Resources (OPR) (2008 - Present)
Description:

Incidental Take Authorizations under the MMPA

File Type: csv (comma-separated values)

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 577329
URL: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/node/23111
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

Location for both a link to the map and the underlying data

Data Quality

Representativeness:

The layer for all authorized incidental take since 2008 (including both expired and currently active authorizations) and all in process applications includes at least one point for each project. Points are located in the approximate center of project areas, with some bias to be closer to coastlines. Projects that take place over large areas in different hemispheres or ocean basins have points in each major area. Projects that have multiple discrete project areas located more than approximately 50 miles apart also have additional points in each project area.

Accuracy:

Not Applicable

Analytical Accuracy:

Not Applicable

Quantitation Limits:

Not Applicable

Bias:

Not Applicable

Comparability:

Not Applicable

Completeness Measure:

Not Applicable

Precision:

Not Applicable

Analytical Precision:

Not Applicable

Field Precision:

Not Applicable

Sensitivity:

Not Applicable

Detection Limit:

Not Applicable

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

The applicant defines the spatial extent of the specified geographic region. NMFS OPR staff describe this spatial extent in the data and represnt it with one or more points as noted above. Data points are checked against application maps and information to ensure accuracy. The metadata adhere to FGDC standards.

Data Management

Have Resources for Management of these Data Been Identified?: Yes
Approximate Percentage of Budget for these Data Devoted to Data Management: Unknown
Do these Data Comply with the Data Access Directive?: Yes
Is Access to the Data Limited Based on an Approved Waiver?: No
If Distributor (Data Hosting Service) is Needed, Please Indicate: NOAA Geoplatform
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Dissemination: Unknown
Actual or Planned Long-Term Data Archive Location: To Be Determined
If To Be Determined, Unable to Archive, or No Archiving Intended, Explain:

This is a new project. Work in progress. TBD.

Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Archiving: Unknown
How Will the Data Be Protected from Accidental or Malicious Modification or Deletion Prior to Receipt by the Archive?:

This is a new project. Work in progress. TBD.

Lineage

Lineage Statement:

Applicants requesting an MMPA Incidental Take Authorization must submit information on the location of where the proposed activities would occur (i.e., a specified geographic region, per regulation 50 CFR 216.104(a)(2)).

The initial dataset submission by the applicant is either a high-quality map (jpeg), ESRI shapefile, Google Earth Kmz or kml file, or a comma-separated value (csv) file.

If points for the projects location are not submitted by the applicant, NMFS OPR staff create points in the approximate center of project areas. Projects that take place over large areas in different hemispheres or ocean basins have points in each major area. Projects that have multiple discrete project areas located more than approximately 50 miles apart also have additional points in each project area.

Projects are symbolized based on the type of project (construction, military, research/other, oil and gas, and alternative energy) and status (currently active, expired, or application in process).

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 29667
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:29667
Metadata Record Created By: Angela Collins-Payne
Metadata Record Created: 2015-12-09 15:53+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2022-08-09 17:11+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2018-05-16
Owner Org: OPR
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2018-05-16
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2019-05-16