Short Citation:
Office for Coastal Management, 2020: Ocean Disposal Sites, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/54193.

Item Identification

Title: Ocean Disposal Sites
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2018-10-31
Abstract:

In 1972, Congress enacted the Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act (MPRSA, also known as the Ocean Dumping Act) to prohibit the dumping of material into the ocean that would unreasonably degrade or endanger human health or the marine environment. Virtually all material ocean dumped today is dredged material (sediments) removed from the bottom of waterbodies in order to maintain navigation channels and berthing areas. Other materials that are currently ocean disposed include fish wastes, human remains, and vessels. Ocean dumping cannot occur unless a permit is issued under the MPRSA. In the case of dredged material, the decision to issue a permit is made by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, using EPA's environmental criteria and subject to EPA's concurrence. For all other materials, EPA is the permitting agency. EPA is also responsible for designating recommended ocean dumping sites for all types of materials.

Purpose:

To support ocean planning activities pursuant to the Executive Order Regarding the Ocean Policy to Advance the Economic, Security, and Environmental Interests of the United States, the Energy Policy Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, the Rivers and Harbors Act, and the Coastal Zone Management Act.

Supplemental Information:

Bureau Code: 006:48, Program Code: 006:055

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
ISO 19115 Topic Category oceans
None coastal
None planning
None renewable

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords Continent > North America > United States of America
None Territorial Sea
None United States of America

Physical Location

City: North Charleston
State/Province: SC

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: As Needed
Data Presentation Form: Map (digital)
Entity Attribute Overview:

description, depth, measurement, sourceId, primaryUse, status, UXOdup

Distribution Liability:

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

Data Set Credit: Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, NOAA Office for Coastal Management

Support Roles

Point of Contact

CC ID: 787763
Date Effective From: 2018-06
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: 787767
W° Bound: -177.394197
E° Bound: 174.158795
N° Bound: 64.500203
S° Bound: -14.425

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 787766
Time Frame Type: Discrete
Start: 2018-07-03
Description:

ground condition

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Vector Representation 1

CC ID: 902714
Complex Object Present?: No
Composite Object Present?: No
Curve Object Present?: Yes
Point Object Present?: No
Solid Object Present?: No
Surface Object Present?: No

Reference Systems

Reference System 1

CC ID: 902715

Coordinate Reference System

CRS Type: Geographic 2D
EPSG Code: EPSG:4269
EPSG Name: NAD83
See Full Coordinate Reference System Information

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Use Constraints:

For coastal and ocean planning

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 788312
Download URL: ftp://ftp.coast.noaa.gov/pub/MSP/OceanDisposalSites.zip
Distributor:

Distribution 2

CC ID: 788313
Download URL: https://marinecadastre.gov/data
Distributor:

Technical Environment

Description:

Microsoft Windows, ArcGIS Pro

Data Quality

Accuracy:

Untested

Horizontal Positional Accuracy:

Compiled to meet 10 meters horizontal accuracy at 95% confidence level

Completeness Report:

Untested

Conceptual Consistency:

These data are logically consistent

Lineage

Sources

Code of Federal Regulations, Title 40, Chapter I, Subpart H, Part 228, Section 228.15

CC ID: 787741
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2018-01-01
Citation URL: https://www.govinfo.gov/app/details/CFR-2011-title40-vol25/CFR-2011-title40-vol25-part228

NOAA Electronic Navigational Charts

CC ID: 787739
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: NOAA Office of Coast Survey
Citation URL: http://encdirect.noaa.gov/
Source Contribution:

Approach_Dumping_Ground_(Point/Area)

Coastal_Dumping_Ground_(Point/Area)

General_Dumping_Ground_(Point/Area)

Harbour_Dumping_Ground_(Point/Area)

Overview_Dumping_Ground_(Point/Area)

NOAA Raster Navigational Chart

CC ID: 787738
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: NOAA Office of Coast Survey
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2011-01-01

Ocean Disposal Sites (OceanDisposalSites_NAD83)

CC ID: 787742
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: NOAA Office for Coastal Management
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2018-06-01
Citation URL: http://www.marinecadastre.gov/data/

Placement Areas

CC ID: 787740
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2016-04-01
Citation URL: https://geospatial-usace.opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/aed16678ea814ddc8fdb5d96f723d90b

Unexploded Ordnance (Point)

CC ID: 787734
Contact Role Type: Publisher
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: NOAA Office for Coastal Management
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2018-05-08
Source Contribution:

Unexploded Ordnance in United States Waters. Some features in this dataset overlap with the Ocean Disposal Sites dataset.

Unexploded Ordnance (Polygon)

CC ID: 787733
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: NOAA Office for Coastal Management
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2018-05-08
Source Contribution:

Unexploded Ordnance in United States Waters. Some features in this dataset overlap with the Ocean Disposal Sites dataset.

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 787744
Description:

Convert point feature class to a new polygon feature class (CFRdata) by connecting the corner coordinates and joining in the attribute information.

Process Date/Time: 2018-06-06 00:00:00

Process Step 2

CC ID: 787745
Description:

Remove superfluous attributes as needed and crosswalk existing attributes to match the final schema, which was copied from MC.gov with 3 changes. An attribute was added for UXO feature duplication. The RasterChart attribute was changed to Source, and the Type attribute was changed to PrimaryUse.

Process Date/Time: 2018-06-13 00:00:00

Process Step 3

CC ID: 787746
Description:

Add the EPA regions layer. Use Select by Location to select all the sites falling within EPA Region One. Use the field calculator to populate the US EPA Region field. Repeat for all EPA regions.

Process Date/Time: 2018-07-13 00:00:00

Process Step 4

CC ID: 787747
Description:

Compare the Ocean Disposal Sites feature class to the UXO feature classes looking for duplicates and omissions. Features appearing in both layers were attributed as such in the UXOdup field of the ODS feature class. Features found in the ODS dataset that had a name or descriptive attribute indicating it also belonged in the UXO dataset were copied into a new feature class for later appending.

Process Date/Time: 2018-06-14 00:00:00

Process Step 5

CC ID: 787748
Description:

Export the appropriate features from USACE Placement Areas via Select by Attributes, where 'Placementtype' = OCEAN. Project into Web Mercator for comparison to Seamless RNC.

Process Date/Time: 2018-06-10 00:00:00

Process Step 6

CC ID: 787749
Description:

Compare the ENC features to one another and to the Seamless RNC images. Delete duplicates (keeping the feature collected at the largest scale). Convert the ENC point features to ENCpoly by tracing around the area depicted on the appropriate RNC at the ENCpoint feature.

Process Date/Time: 2018-06-09 00:00:00

Process Step 7

CC ID: 787750
Description:

Import excel spreadsheet into ArcMap as a table. Convert to x,y coordinates using the x/y event layer tool. Export as a point feature class.

Process Date/Time: 2018-06-05 00:00:00

Process Step 8

CC ID: 787751
Description:

Download all ENC Direct layers and merge into 2 feature classes (ENCpoint and ENCpoly). Project both into Web Mercator for comparison to Seamless RNC.

Process Date/Time: 2018-06-08 00:00:00

Process Step 9

CC ID: 787752
Description:

Project features originally recorded in NAD27 into NAD83 and replace in CFRdata. Then, project CFR data into Web Mercator for comparison to Seamless RNC.

Process Date/Time: 2018-06-07 00:00:00

Process Step 10

CC ID: 787753
Description:

Merge all the source datasets together and reproject into World Mercator.

Process Date/Time: 2018-06-12 00:00:00

Process Step 11

CC ID: 787754
Description:

Compare the source layers to the Seamless RNC and look for duplicate features by utilizing a topology to identifying overlaps. When eliminating duplicates, preference should be given to the feature that is most recent, most closely matches the Seamless RNC, and/or has the greatest amount of supporting data. Consideration should also be given to the sources of the features. Features from the CFR should be given precedence, then those from ENC Direct, then the USACE Placement Areas, and lastly, the MC.gov dataset. Features appearing only in the MC.gov dataset were considered outdated and omitted from the final dataset. Duplicates were identified by examining the geographic extent and several key attributes of neighboring features. These key attributes included name, source date, source and primary use.

Process Date/Time: 2018-06-11 00:00:00

Process Step 12

CC ID: 787755
Description:

Calculate the area of all features without a pre-populated size attribute via calculate geometry.

Process Date/Time: 2018-06-15 00:00:00

Process Step 13

CC ID: 787756
Description:

Compare MC.gov dataset with 40 CFR 228.15 by matching the name, size and general location of each disposal site. Transfer relevant information for changed/added/updated sites to an excel spreadsheet.

Process Date/Time: 2018-06-04 00:00:00

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity (ENT) Ocean Disposal Sites

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 54193
Metadata Record Created By: Anna Verrill
Metadata Record Created: 2018-10-16 17:59+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Daniel Martin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2020-04-02 22:25+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2018-10-22
Owner Org: OCM
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2019-10-23