Short Citation:
Office for Coastal Management, 2021: Wastewater Outfalls, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/54410.

Item Identification

Title: Wastewater Outfalls
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2018-05-01
Abstract:

This feature class contains integrated location, identification, and permit and discharge monitoring information from the EPA Facility Registry Service (FRS) for the subset of facilities that link to the Permit Compliance System (PCS)for a subset of for coastal facilities permitted under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) module of the Integrated Compliance Information System (ICIS). Coastal proximity was determined by selecting facilities located within 20 miles of submerged areas established in the Submerged Lands Act (SLA, 43 U.S.C. sect. 1301 et seq.), 48 U.S.C. sect. 1705, or that overlapped the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) for facilities in regions outside the SLA. The Facility Registry Service (FRS) identifies and geospatially locates facilities, sites or places subject to environmental regulations or of environmental interest. PCS tracks NPDES surface water permits issued under the Clean Water Act. Under NPDES, all facilities that discharge pollutants from any point source into waters of the United States are required to obtain a permit. The permit will likely contain limits on what can be discharged, impose monitoring and reporting requirements, and include other provisions to ensure that the discharge does not adversely affect water quality. Using vigorous verification and data management procedures, FRS integrates facility data from EPA's national program systems, other federal agencies, and State and tribal master facility records and provides EPA with a centrally managed, single source of comprehensive and authoritative information on facilities.

Purpose:

This digital, georeferenced data set was developed by Quantum Spatial, Inc. to support coastal and ocean planning and other activities pursuant to the Clean Waters Act, Energy Policy Act, Coastal Zone Management Act, Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, National Environmental Policy Act, Rivers and Harbors Act, and the Submerged Lands Act.

Supplemental Information:

The native coordinate system for this layer is WGS 1984 World Mercator (ESPG: 3395). Please note: all MarineCadastre.gov data served by the NOAA Office for Coastal Management and hosted through Esri REST services are in the WGS 1984 Web Mercator Auxiliary Sphere (EPSG: 3857) projection.

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
EPA GIS Keyword Thesaurus Compliance
EPA GIS Keyword Thesaurus Enforcement
EPA GIS Keyword Thesaurus Environmental Management
EPA GIS Keyword Thesaurus Facilities
EPA GIS Keyword Thesaurus Regulated
EPA GIS Keyword Thesaurus Regulatory
EPA GIS Keyword Thesaurus Sites
EPA GIS Keyword Thesaurus Surface Water
EPA GIS Keyword Thesaurus Waste
EPA GIS Keyword Thesaurus Water
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords Earth Science > Human Dimensions > Environmental Governance/Management
ISO 19115 Topic Categories environment
ISO 19115 Topic Categories location
ISO 19115 Topic Categories oceans
ISO 19115 Topic Categories structure
ISO 19115 Topic Category environment
ISO 19115 Topic Category location
ISO 19115 Topic Category oceans
ISO 19115 Topic Category structure
None Clean Water Act
None CWA
None EEZ
None Exclusive Economic Zone
None ICIS-NPDES
None Integrated Compliance Information System
None National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
None SLA
None Submerged Lands Act
None Wastewater Discharge

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords Continent > North America > United States Of America
None Alabama
None Alaska
None American Samoa
None California
None Connecticut
None conterminous United States (CONUS)
None Delaware
None District of Columbia
None Florida
None George's Bank
None Georgia
None Guam
None Hawaii
None Louisiana
None Maine
None Mariana Islands
None Maryland
None Massachusetts
None Mississippi
None New Hampshire
None New Jersey
None New York
None North Carolina
None Oklahoma
None Oregon
None Pennsylvania
None Puerto Rico
None Rhode Island
None South Carolina
None Texas
None United States (US) (USA)
None Virgin Islands
None Virginia
None Washington

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)
Distribution Liability:

NOAA makes no warranties or representations whatsoever regarding the availability, quality, accuracy, content, completeness or suitability for the user's needs of such information. The services, information, and data made available on the Marine Cadastre web site are provided "as is" without warranties of any kind. These data are intended for coastal and ocean use planning. Not for navigation. http://www.marinecadastre.gov/about/disclaimer.html

Data Set Credit: CREDIT: Quantum Spatial, Inc., NOAA Office for Coastal Management ORIGINATORS: Office for Coastal Management; Office for Coastal Management , NOAA Office for Coastal Management, Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Office for Coastal Management (OCM);

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 792771
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

Distributor

CC ID: 792772
Date Effective From: 2018-06
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): Office for Coastal Management (OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Avenue
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
URL: https://www.coast.noaa.gov/

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 792774
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

Point of Contact

CC ID: 792773
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: 792777
W° Bound: -176.637251
E° Bound: 174.107658
N° Bound: 71.324444
S° Bound: -14.340048

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 792776
Time Frame Type: Discrete
Start: 2018-05-01
Description:

publication date

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Use Constraints:

These data are intended for coastal and ocean use planning. Not for navigation. Please check sources, scale, accuracy, currentness and other available information. Please confirm that you are using the most recent copy of both data and metadata. http://www.marinecadastre.gov/about/disclaimer.html.

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 794520
Download URL: ftp://ftp.coast.noaa.gov/pub/MSP/ORT/WastewaterOutfalls.zip
Distributor:
File Name: Wastewater Outfalls

Distribution 2

CC ID: 794521
Download URL: https://coast.noaa.gov/arcgis/rest/services/OceanReportingTool/
Distributor:
File Name: ORT Map Service

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 792769
URL: https://marinecadastre.gov/oceanreports
Name: Ocean Reports
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

More information and online data visualization.

Technical Environment

Description:

Microsoft Windows 7 Version 6.1 (Build 7601) Service Pack 1; Esri ArcGIS 10.3.1.5004

Data Quality

Accuracy:

The attributes in this dataset are believed to be accurate.

Horizontal Positional Accuracy:

Positional accuracy for the data set varies for individual features based on collection method and source scale. Actual horizontal positional accuracy for the data set is unknown.

Completeness Report:

Completeness of the data set varies for individual features. No tests have been performed for exhaustiveness.

Conceptual Consistency:

Locations are believed to be correct. Geometry is topologically clean.

Lineage

Sources

ICIS-PERMITS

CC ID: 792762
Contact Name: US EPA Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, Enforcement and Compliance History Online (ECHO)
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2018-04-23
Citation URL: https://echo.epa.gov/files/echodownloads/npdes_downloads.zip
Citation URL Name: Source Online Linkage
Citation URL Description:

URL where the source data were originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

The Enforcement and Compliance History Online (ECHO) system incorporates data from the ICIS-NPDES information management system maintained by the Office of Compliance to track permit compliance and enforcement status of facilities regulated by the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) under the Clean Water Act (CWA). ICIS-NPDES is designed to support the NPDES program at the state, regional, and national levels. Active facilities are those currently in operation. Major/federally-reportable are facilities for which states must submit compliance and enforcement data to EPA. Under the Clean Water Act, a major facility is any NPDES facility or activity classified as such by the regional administrator, or in the case of approved state programs, the regional administrator in conjunction with the state director. Major municipal dischargers include all facilities with design flows of greater than one million gallons per day and facilities with EPA/state approved industrial pretreatment programs. Major industrial facilities are determined based on specific ratings criteria developed by EPA/state. Minor/not federally-reportable are facilities for which states are not required to submit data to EPA. EPA is therefore not able to verify the accuracy or comparability of data for these permits, although the Agency tracks their names and locations and may have some data about their inspections and enforcement activity.

NPDES

CC ID: 792764
Contact Name: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Headquarters
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2018-04-23
Citation URL: ftp://newftp.epa.gov/epadatacommons/OEI/FRS//FRS_INTERESTS_download.zip
Citation URL Name: Source Online Linkage
Citation URL Description:

URL where the source data were originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

Geospatial dataset of facilities containing positional information (latitude and longitude values) regulated by ICIS-NPDES that is maintained and updated monthly by the Facility Registry Service (FRS). The National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) module of the Integrated Compliance Information System (ICIS). Under NPDES, all facilities that discharge pollutants from any point source into waters of the United States are required to obtain a permit. The permit will likely contain limits on what can be discharged, impose monitoring and reporting requirements, and include other provisions to ensure that the discharge does not adversely affect water quality.

NPDES_DMRS_FY2017

CC ID: 792763
Contact Name: US EPA Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, Enforcement and Compliance History Online (ECHO)
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2018-04-23
Citation URL: https://echo.epa.gov/tools/data-downloads/icis-npdes-dmr-summary
Citation URL Name: Source Online Linkage
Citation URL Description:

URL where the source data were originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

ECHO, Enforcement and Compliance History Online, is a web tool developed and maintained by EPA's Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance for public use. The ECHO website provides environmental regulatory compliance and enforcement information. The ECHO website includes environmental permit, inspection, violation, enforcement action, and penalty information about EPA-regulated facilities. This facility information generally covers four major environmental statutes over the past five years and includes Clean Water Act (CWA) facilities with direct discharge permits, under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System. Additional EPA environmental data sets are also available to provide additional context for analyses, such as Discharge Monitoring Report data from the ICIS-NPDES program. The Enforcement and Compliance History Online (ECHO) system incorporates Discharge Monitoring Report (DMR) data submitted by NPDES permit holders to the states or directly to EPA via the US EPA Central Data Exchange (CDX). This compendium of DMR data identifies the permit conditions or limits for each water discharge location, the actual values, identified by the permittee, for each monitored pollutant that was discharged, and whether or not the amounts discharged exceeded the permit limits. DMR data are stored in the EPA Office of Enforcement Compliance Assurance, Integrated Compliance Information System (ICIS), where it is extracted by ECHO.

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 792765
Description:

Join permit attributes and round discharge measurements to the nearest hundredth (two decimal places) via Field Calculator.

Process Date/Time: 2018-04-29 00:00:00

Process Step 2

CC ID: 792766
Description:

Extract NPDES point locations with existing ICIS-NPDES permits (FRS Interests) and project into WGS_1984_World_Mercator. Extract facilities located within 20 miles of coast using delineated Submerged Lands Act areas and then using the Exclusive Economic Zone for areas lacking SLA coverage.

Process Date/Time: 2018-04-28 00:00:00

Process Step 3

CC ID: 792767
Description:

Join Discharge Monitoring Report attributes and round discharge measurements to the nearest hundredth (two decimal places) via Field Calculator.

Process Date/Time: 2018-04-30 00:00:00

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity (ENT) Wastewater Outfalls

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 54410
Metadata Record Created By: Anna Verrill
Metadata Record Created: 2018-10-25 12:07+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Jesse Brass
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2019-10-02 15:20+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2018-10-26
Owner Org: OCM
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2019-10-27