Short Citation:
Office for Coastal Management, 2021: Regulated Navigation Areas, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/54194.

Item Identification

Title: Regulated Navigation Areas
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2018-10-31
Abstract:

Regulated Navigation Areas (RNA’s) (outlined in 33 CFR Part 165) are water areas within a defined boundary for which regulations for vessels navigating within the area have been established. The District Commander can issue RNA’s to control vessel traffic in a place determined to have hazardous conditions. RNA’s usually prescribe what type or size of vessels may enter an area or in what manner they must navigate. RNA’s differ from safety and security zones in two respects. First, only District Commanders are authorized to establish RNA’s while Coast Guard Captains of the Port may not. Second, safety and security zones are typically transitory in nature, responsive to a temporary safety or security concern on the water. They are meant to control access to an area; but they could also be used to control access based on compliance with specified temporary operating conditions within the safety or security zone necessary for the purpose of the zone’s creation. RNA’s are usually created where a more permanent solution to a safety or environmental concern is required. They principally regulate the operation of vessels permitted inside the area, but also may establish control of access to an area if necessary.

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
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 transportation
None coastal
None planning
None renewable energy

Spatial Keywords

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

Physical Location

City: 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:

section, location, regulation

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: 787799
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: 787803
W° Bound: -180
E° Bound: -60
N° Bound: 75
S° Bound: 15

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 787802
Time Frame Type: Discrete
Start: 2018-10-31
Description:

publication date

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Vector Representation 1

CC ID: 901221
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: 901222

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: 787806
Download URL: ftp://ftp.coast.noaa.gov/pub/MSP/RegulatedNavigationAreas.zip
Distributor:
Description:

Data access URL

Distribution 2

CC ID: 787807
Download URL: https://marinecadastre.gov/data/
Distributor:
Description:

Data access URL

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

Aids to Navigation

CC ID: 787790
Contact Name: marinecadastre.gov
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2016-02-28
Citation URL: ftp://ftp.coast.noaa.gov/pub/MSP/AidsToNavigation.zip
Citation URL Name: Source Online Linkage
Citation URL Description:

URL where the source data were originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

Used as reference layer to create RNA data

Maritime Boundaries

CC ID: 787787
Contact Name: NOAA Office of Coast Survey
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2017-04-05
Citation URL: http://maritimeboundaries.noaa.gov/downloads/USMaritimeLimitsAndBoundariesSHP.zip
Citation URL Name: Source Online Linkage
Citation URL Description:

URL where the source data were originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

Used as reference layer to create RNA data

North America Water Polygons

CC ID: 787788
Contact Name: ESRI Data and Maps
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2018-04-10
Citation URL: http://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=1630b19fafbe4c9589306d967e418088
Citation URL Name: Source Online Linkage
Citation URL Description:

URL where the source data were originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

Used as reference layer to create RNA data

Raster Nautical Charts

CC ID: 787789
Contact Name: NOAA Office of Coast Survey
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2017-04-05
Citation URL: https://seamlessrnc.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/arcgis/rest/services/RNC/NOAA_RNC/ImageServer
Citation URL Name: Source Online Linkage
Citation URL Description:

URL where the source data were originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

Used as reference layer to create RNA data

Regulated Navigation Areas and Limited Access Areas

CC ID: 787791
Contact Name: US Government Publishing Office
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2017-07-01
Citation URL: https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CFR-2017-title33-vol2/xml/CFR-2017-title33-vol2-part165.xml
Citation URL Name: Source Online Linkage
Citation URL Description:

URL where the source data were originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

Coordinate data and area descriptions from the CFR were used to compile this data layer

USA States (Below 1:3m scale)

CC ID: 787792
Contact Name: ESRI Data and Maps
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2018-02-05
Citation URL: http://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=1a6cae723af14f9cae228b133aebc620
Citation URL Name: Source Online Linkage
Citation URL Description:

URL where the source data were originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

Used as reference layer to create RNA data

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 787793
Description:

• Go to https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CFR-2017-title33-vol2/xml/CFR-2017-title33-vol2-part165.xml and record all RNA info into a word document

• For each area with coordinates, copy lat/long data into a spreadsheet

• Import sheets into ArcGIS, convert to xy coordinates, and export to point feature classes using projection specified in CFR

• NOTE: Areas from the following locations were not included in mapping: 165.810 - area not in RNC to locate 165.815 - area is inland 165.817 - area is inland 165.821 - area is inland 165.830 - area is inland 165.1171 - area not in RNC to locate

• Create polygon features from point files, or specified areas in CFR

• Use the USA States, Water Polygons, ATONs, Maritime Boundaries and RNCs to help locate areas that have unclear or no coordinate data

• Delete all superfluous fields

• Check geometry and project data into WGS 1984 Auxiliary Sphere

Process Date/Time: 2018-08-01 00:00:00

Process Step 2

CC ID: 896140
Description:

Modified the Long Island Sound Marine Inspection and Captain of the Port Zone feature (165.153) to limit the extend to the 12 nm territorial sea rather than the Exclusive Economic Zone

Process Date/Time: 2020-01-01 00:00:00

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity (ENT) Regulated Navigation Areas

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 54194
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: 2020-03-26 12:56+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2018-10-16
Owner Org: OCM
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2019-10-17