Short Citation:
Office for Coastal Management, 2021: Permitted Marine Hydrokinetic Projects, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/54966.

Item Identification

Title: Permitted Marine Hydrokinetic Projects
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2018-12-12
Abstract:

Pending or issued preliminary permits or issued licenses for marine hydrokinetic projects that produce energy from waves or directly from the flow of water in ocean currents or tides. The status of these projects is administered by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). This dataset excludes any sites considered inland. Listings found for maximum capacity and average annual production are estimates obtained from applications submitted to FERC by the licensee. Actual numbers upon build-out could vary. Preliminary permits maintain priority of application for a license for up to three years while a potential license applicant explores project feasibility and prepares a license application, but do not authorize construction, operation, or maintenance of a hydropower project. Although studies are often carried out while potential applicants hold preliminary permits, the permits do not authorize any activity or site access. Such permissions must be obtained from the appropriate authority. In some cases, potential license applicants can obtain a successive permit if they have pursued the preparation of a license application in good faith and with due diligence. Only a small portion of preliminary permits lead to licenses.

Purpose:

To support coastal and ocean planning and other activities pursuant to the 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 NAD 1983 (ESPG: 4269). 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
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords Earth Science > Human Dimensions > Environmental Governance/Management
ISO 19115 Topic Category oceans
ISO 19115 Topic Category oceans
None hydrokinetic
None hydropower
None ocean energy
None tidal
None tidal power
None wave
None wave power

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords Continent > North America > United States Of America
None National
None United States

Physical Location

City: Charleston
State/Province: SC

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: As Needed
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. https://www.marinecadastre.gov/about/disclaimer.html

Data Set Credit: ORIGINATORS: Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Office for Coastal Management (OCM); Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; NOAA's Ocean Service, Office for Coastal Management (OCM);

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 802454
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

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 802456
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: 802455
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: 802459
W° Bound: -151.905
E° Bound: -66.988141
N° Bound: 60.3378
S° Bound: 27.470006

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 802458
Time Frame Type: Discrete
Start: 2018-10-01
Description:

publication date

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Use Constraints:

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

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 802460
Download URL: ftp://ftp.coast.noaa.gov/pub/MSP/PermittedMarineHydrokineticProjects.zip
Distributor:
Description:

Data access URL

Distribution 2

CC ID: 802463
Download URL: https://coast.noaa.gov/arcgis/rest/services/MarineCadastre/OceanEnergy/MapServer
Distributor:
Description:

Data access URL

Distribution 3

CC ID: 802464
Download URL: https://marinecadastre.gov/data/
Distributor:
Description:

Data access URL

Distribution 4

CC ID: 802461
Download URL: https://www.coast.noaa.gov/
Distributor:
Description:

Data access URL

Distribution 5

CC ID: 802462
Download URL: https://www.ferc.gov/industries-data/hydropower/licensing
Distributor:
Description:

Data access URL

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 802451
URL: https://marinecadastre.gov/data
Name: MarineCadastre.gov Data Registry
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

More information and online data visualization.

URL 2

CC ID: 802452
URL: https://marinecadastre.gov/nationalviewer
Name: MarineCadastre.gov National Viewer
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

More information and online data visualization.

URL 3

CC ID: 802453
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov/digitalcoast/data
Name: Digital Coast Data section
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

More information and online data visualization.

Data Quality

Accuracy:

The attributes in this dataset are believed to be accurate.

Horizontal Positional Accuracy:

Maximum scale of intended use is 1:80,000.

Completeness Report:

Spatial and attribute properties are believed to be complete, although attribute information has been simplified. Geometric thresholds from original data are preserved. No tests have been completed for exhaustiveness.

Conceptual Consistency:

These data are believed to be logically consistent. Geometry is topologically clean.

Lineage

Sources

Hydropower

CC ID: 802448
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2018-10-01
Citation URL: https://www.ferc.gov/industries-data/hydropower/licensing
Citation URL Name: Source Online Linkage
Citation URL Description:

URL where the source data were originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

Spreadsheets of tidal and wave projects were provided by FERC, and were translated into spatial data by NOAA OCM.

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 802449
Description:

• Go to FERC and download Pending Licenses, Relicenses and Exemptions; Status of Requests for Preliminary Permit Term Extensions; Active Preliminary Permits; Pending Preliminary Permits; Complete list of Active Licenses; and Active Exemptions

• Search through these documents for Tidal and Wave projects, and copy their information into a new spreadsheet

• Go to http://elibrary.ferc.gov/idmws/search/fercadvsearch.asp and search by each projects Docket Number to access the documents associated with the project

• Find the coordinates of these projects by searching thru the documents and add this to the spreadsheet

• Import spreadsheet into ArcGIS, convert to xy coordinates, and export as a point feature class

• For features that are polygons, calculate the centroid by finding the point-wise average of the coordinates (If three coordinates are (x1, y1), (x2, y2), and (x3, y3), the centroid is {(x1 + x2 + x3)/3}, {(y1 + y2 + y3)/3}.)

• Delete all superfluous fields

• Check geometry and project data into WGS 1984 Auxiliary Sphere

Process Date/Time: 2018-10-01 00:00:00

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity (ENT) Permitted Marine Hydrokinetic Projects

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 54966
Metadata Record Created By: Anna Verrill
Metadata Record Created: 2018-11-27 18:07+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Jesse Brass
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2020-12-10 20:46+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2018-11-28
Owner Org: OCM
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2019-11-29