Short Citation:
Office for Coastal Management, 2021: Federal Consistency Geographic Location Descriptions, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/56792.

Item Identification

Title: Federal Consistency Geographic Location Descriptions
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2019-07-17
Abstract:

These data represent state geographic location descriptions (GLDs). Section 307 of the "Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972" (CZMA), called the “federal consistency” provision, gives states a strong voice in federal agency decision making, which they otherwise would not have, for activities that may affect a state’s coastal uses or resources. Federal agency, federal license or permit, and federal financial assistance activities are subject to federal consistency review if the activity occurs outside of the state’s coastal zone but within a GLD. This location description encompasses an area outside the coastal zone in which an activity would have reasonably foreseeable coastal effects. For activities outside of a state’s coastal zone to be automatically subject to federal consistency review, the state federal consistency list must identify the activity and its associated geographic location description. These data represents the GLDs for all states that have defined them.

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 boundaries
ISO 19115 Topic Category boundaries
ISO 19115 Topic Category inlandWaters
ISO 19115 Topic Category oceans
ISO 19115 Topic Category oceans
ISO 19115 Topic Category planningCadastre
ISO 19115 Topic Category planningCadastre
None alternative energy planning
None coastal
None coastal boundaries
None coastal energy planning
None coastal management
None federal consistency
None hydrokinetic energy planning
None jurisdictional boundaries
None marine boundaries
None ocean boundaries
None ocean energy planning
None ocean planning
None offshore boundaries
None offshore energy planning
None oil gas leases
None outer continental shelf lease blocks
None renewable energy planning
None wind energy planning

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords Continent > North America > United States Of America
None Connecticut
None Delaware
None East Coast
None Great Lakes
None New Jersey
None New York
None Oregon
None Pennsylvania
None Rhode Island
None Texas
None United States
None West Coast

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); NOAA's Ocean Service, Office for Coastal Management (OCM);

Support Roles

Distributor

CC ID: 858616
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: 858619
W° Bound: -125.074299
E° Bound: -66.666667
N° Bound: 46.25
S° Bound: 25.58232

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 858618
Time Frame Type: Discrete
Start: 2019-01-01
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: 858620
Download URL: ftp://ftp.coast.noaa.gov/pub/MSP/FederalConsistencyGeographicLocationDescriptions.zip
Distributor:
Description:

Data access URL

Distribution 2

CC ID: 858622
Download URL: https://coast.noaa.gov/arcgis/rest/services/MarineCadastre/BoundariesAndRegions/MapServer/11
Distributor:
Description:

Data access URL

Distribution 3

CC ID: 858621
Download URL: https://www.coast.noaa.gov/
Distributor:
Description:

Data access URL

Distribution 4

CC ID: 858623
Download URL: https://www.marinecadastre.gov/data/
Distributor:
Description:

Data access URL

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 858613
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: 858614
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: 858615
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. Under NOAA’s regulations for federal license or permit activities at 15 CFR Sec. 930.53(a)(1), Federal lands located within the boundaries of a State’s coastal zone are automatically included within the geographic location description; State agencies do not have to describe these areas. State agencies do have to describe the geographic location of listed activities occurring on federal lands located beyond the boundaries of a State’s coastal zone. Please note that no known attempt was made to either include or exclude federal lands from this national GLD boundary.

Conceptual Consistency:

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

Lineage

Sources

BOEM (Atl_admn)

CC ID: 858595
Contact Name: Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2017-06-14
Citation URL: http://www.boem.gov/uploadedFiles/BOEM/Oil_and_Gas_Energy_Program/Mapping_and_Data/Administrative_Boundaries/Atl_admn.zip
Citation URL Name: Source Online Linkage
Citation URL Description:

URL where the source data were originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

OCS Administrative Boundaries

BOEM (ATL_BLKCLIP)

CC ID: 858593
Contact Name: Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2017-06-14
Citation URL: http://www.boem.gov/Oil-and-Gas-Energy-Program/Mapping-and-Data/ATL_BLKCLIP(3).aspx
Citation URL Name: Source Online Linkage
Citation URL Description:

URL where the source data were originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

OCS Lease Blocks

BOEM (ATL_SLA)

CC ID: 858590
Contact Name: Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2017-06-14
Citation URL: http://www.boem.gov/Oil-and-Gas-Energy-Program/Mapping-and-Data/ATL_SLA(3).aspx
Citation URL Name: Source Online Linkage
Citation URL Description:

URL where the source data were originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

Submerged Lands Act

BOEM (planarea)

CC ID: 858599
Contact Name: Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2017-10-04
Citation URL: https://www.data.boem.gov/Mapping/Files/planarea.zip
Citation URL Name: Source Online Linkage
Citation URL Description:

URL where the source data were originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

BOEM Oil and Gas Planning Areas (Gulf of Mexico)

Connecticut DEEP (Connecticut_State_shp)

CC ID: 858607
Contact Name: Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2017-06-27
Citation URL: ftp://ftp.state.ct.us/pub/dep/gis/shapefile_format_zip/Connecticut_State_shp.zip
Citation URL Name: Source Online Linkage
Citation URL Description:

URL where the source data were originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

Connecticut state boundary

Connecticut DEEP (LIS_Bathymetry_shp)

CC ID: 858600
Contact Name: Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2017-06-26
Citation URL: ftp://ftp.state.ct.us/pub/dep/gis/shapefile_format_zip/LIS_Bathymetry_shp.zip
Citation URL Name: Source Online Linkage
Citation URL Description:

URL where the source data were originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

Long Island Sound contours

Connecticut DEEP (Named_Waterbody_shp)

CC ID: 858601
Contact Name: Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2017-06-21
Citation URL: ftp://ftp.state.ct.us/pub/dep/gis/shapefile_format_zip/Named_Waterbody_shp.zip
Citation URL Name: Source Online Linkage
Citation URL Description:

URL where the source data were originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

Fisher Island Sound (CT and NY), Connecticut River (in CT)

GIS.NY.GOV (NYS_Civil_Boundaries)

CC ID: 858604
Contact Name: New York State GIS
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2017-08-03
Citation URL: http://gis.ny.gov/gisdata/fileserver/?DSID=927&file=NYS_Civil_Boundaries.gdb.zip
Citation URL Name: Source Online Linkage
Citation URL Description:

URL where the source data were originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

New York state boundary

GIS.NY.GOV (pwl)

CC ID: 858605
Contact Name: New York State GIS
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2017-06-27
Citation URL: http://gis.ny.gov/gisdata/fileserver/?DSID=1117&file=pwl.zip
Citation URL Name: Source Online Linkage
Citation URL Description:

URL where the source data were originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

Byram River ("estuary")

GLD_2018_polygon

CC ID: 858591
Contact Name: Northeast Regional Ocean Council
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2019-06-12
Citation URL: http://www.crmc.ri.gov/windenergy/overview/GLD_2018_polygon.zip
Citation URL Name: Source Online Linkage
Citation URL Description:

URL where the source data were originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

Provided boundary for the 2018 Rhode Island GLD amendment

MarineCadastre.gov (COLREGSDemarcationLines)

CC ID: 858589
Contact Name: MarineCadastre.gov
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2017-06-28
Citation URL: ftp://ftp.coast.noaa.gov/pub/MSP/COLREGSDemarcationLines.zip
Citation URL Name: Source Online Linkage
Citation URL Description:

URL where the source data were originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

represents seaward extent of Chesapeake & Delaware Bays

MassGIS (CENSUS2010HYDRO_SHP)

CC ID: 858603
Contact Name: Massachusetts GIS
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2017-11-14
Citation URL: http://www.mass.gov/anf/research-and-tech/it-serv-and-support/application-serv/office-of-geographic-information-massgis/datalayers/census2010.html
Citation URL Name: Source Online Linkage
Citation URL Description:

URL where the source data were originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

Connecticut River (in Massachusetts)

NarragansettBay.org (mbounds_samp)

CC ID: 858592
Contact Name: NarragansettBay.org
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2017-06-12
Citation URL: http://www.narrbay.org/d_projects/OceanSAMP/Downloads/mbounds_samp.zip
Citation URL Name: Source Online Linkage
Citation URL Description:

URL where the source data were originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

Rhode Islands's GLD boundary

New York GIG (NewYork_GLD)

CC ID: 858588
Contact Name: New York Geographic Information Gateway
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2017-07-26
Citation URL: http://opdgig.dos.ny.gov/#/search/browse
Citation URL Name: Source Online Linkage
Citation URL Description:

URL where the source data were originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

New York's GLD boundary. Data received via email.

NJ Geographic Information Network (bounds_nj_shp)

CC ID: 858597
Contact Name: New Jersey Geographic Information Network
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2017-06-28
Citation URL: https://njgin.state.nj.us/oit/gis/download/bounds_nj_shp.zip
Citation URL Name: Source Online Linkage
Citation URL Description:

URL where the source data were originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

New Jersey state boundary

NOAA OCS (maintainedchannels)

CC ID: 858608
Contact Name: NOAA Office of Coast Survey
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2018-01-16
Citation URL: http://encdirect.noaa.gov/theme_layers/data/coastal_maintained_channels/maintainedchannels.zip
Citation URL Name: Source Online Linkage
Citation URL Description:

URL where the source data were originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

navigation channel in Delaware Bay/River

NOAA OCS (USMaritimeLimitsAndBoundariesSHP) Contiguous Zone

CC ID: 858598
Contact Name: NOAA Office of Coast Survey
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2017-06-14
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:

Contiguous Zone (24NM line)

NOAA OCS (USMaritimeLimitsAndBoundariesSHP) international boundary

CC ID: 858609
Contact Name: NOAA Office of Coast Survey
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2017-06-14
Citation URL: https://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:

US-Canada international boundary

Northeast Fisheries Science Center (Statistical_Areas_2010_withNames)

CC ID: 858606
Contact Name: Northeast Fisheries Science Center
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2017-06-27
Citation URL: ftp://ftp.nefsc.noaa.gov/pub/gis/
Citation URL Name: Source Online Linkage
Citation URL Description:

URL where the source data were originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

NMFS Statistical Areas

Ohio TIMS (REFER_COUNTY)

CC ID: 858594
Contact Name: State of Ohio Department of Transportation
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2017-07-17
Citation URL: https://gis.dot.state.oh.us/tims/Data/Download
Citation URL Name: Source Online Linkage
Citation URL Description:

URL where the source data were originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

Ohio county boundaries (i.e. shoreline) (for PA GLD)

Oregon Coastal Atlas (AdminBounds_DLCD_GLD_OregonWaters)

CC ID: 858587
Contact Name: Oregon Coastal Atlas
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2017-06-15
Citation URL: http://www.coastalatlas.net/downloads/shapes/AdminBounds_DLCD_GLD_OregonWaters.zip
Citation URL Name: Source Online Linkage
Citation URL Description:

URL where the source data were originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

Oregon's GLD boundary

Rhode Island RIGIS (shorelines89)

CC ID: 858602
Contact Name: Rhode Island GIS
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2017-11-27
Citation URL: http://data.rigis.org/bnd/shoreline89.zip
Citation URL Name: Source Online Linkage
Citation URL Description:

URL where the source data were originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

Rhode Island's shoreline (Pawcatuck River for CT)

State of Delaware (StateOutline_area)

CC ID: 858596
Contact Name: State of Delaware
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2017-12-12
Citation URL: http://www.dnrec.delaware.gov/Pages/Portal.aspx
Citation URL Name: Source Online Linkage
Citation URL Description:

URL where the source data were originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

Delaware state boundary (excluding tidal creeks). Data received via email.

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 858610
Description:

1. Data sets for Oregon, Rhode Island, and New York provided by the respective state. These data sets were used as provided, except as noted below for Rhode Island. 2. For Connecticut: NMFS Statistical Areas: extracted the six respective areas from the "Statistical_Areas_2010_withNames" shapefile. Long Island Sound: Extracted the 12m bathy contour (40ft. equivalent) and manually closed the line (between 10m and 14m contours). Extracted the 6m bathy contour (20ft. equivalent) and manually closed the line (between 4m and 8m contours). Used RNCs to create these contours in far eastern Long Island Sound, where the LIS contours in the source data were not included. Off of Montauk Point (eastern point of Long Island), the 12m contour was extended to the New York-Rhode Island border by a line extending from the furthest point east of the 12m contour, to the New York-Connecticut boundary, following a bearing generally parallel to the New York state boundary that exists to the south of Long Island. Fishers Island Sound: the geometry (in New York waters) was extracted from the "NAMED_WATERBODY_POLY" shapefile. Byram River: the geometry (in New York waters) was extracted from the "pwl" shapefile, excluding Kirby Pond. Little Narraganset Bay: the geometry (in Rhode Island Waters) was extracted from the Connecticut state boundary and the Rhode Island shoreline. Connecticut River: used Massachusetts’s "CENSUS2010HYDRO_SHP" feature class and manually extracted the river (below the dam in Holyoke, MA). 3. For Delaware, acquired supporting maps illustrating the GLD, via email from Delaware CMP. Using these maps and textual descriptions, extracted the necessary offshore lease blocks for the federal waters portion of the GLD. Clipped the seaward extent of these lease blocks with the 24NM line. The remainder of the offshore alternative energy portions of the GLD (in state waters) were extracted using a combination of the Submerged Lands Act's seaward boundary, a national shoreline, the OCS Administrative Boundaries, and COLREGS demarcation lines. The segments of the Delaware River/Bay were constructed using a combination of official state boundaries, maintained channels in Delaware Bay, a boundary of the Delaware Bay (excluding tributaries) from the New Jersey Department of GIS, and the RNCs (i.e. Commodore Barry Bridge). The non-native shellfish segment in the Chesapeake Bay was extracted from a combination of official state boundaries, a national shoreline, and COLREGS demarcation lines. Used centerline of the navigation channel in Delaware Bay to establish the Delaware-New Jersey boundary necessary for the creation of the GLDs for both states. This was suggested by Delaware, since no official boundary between these states in Delaware Bay had ever been agreed upon. 4. For New Jersey, the segments of the Delaware River/Bay were constructed using a combination of official state boundaries, a national shoreline, and COLREGS demarcation lines. Used centerline of the navigation channel in Delaware Bay to establish the Delaware-New Jersey boundary necessary for the creation of the GLDs for both states. This was suggested by Delaware, since no official boundary between these states in Delaware Bay had ever been agreed upon. 5. For Pennsylvania, the boundary was constructed using a combination of official state boundaries, a state of Ohio shoreline, and Office for Coast Survey's US-Canada border. The western portion of the boundary was constructed using a line that was parallel to the Pennsylvania-Ohio border at the origin of the GLD's southeast boundary. 6. For Rhode Island, erased the Ocean SAMP boundary with the Submerged Lands Act (SLA) seaward boundary, as directed by the state CRMC office. 7. For Texas, the Western GOM and Central GOM "BOEM Oil and Gas Planning Areas" features were extracted. These constitute the limit of the Texas GLD, as confirmed by the Texas General Land Office. 8. Added fields and populated according to data dictionary.

Process Date/Time: 2017-01-01 00:00:00

Process Step 2

CC ID: 858611
Description:

1. Download amended Rhode Island shapefile from NROC and the national GLD layer from Marine Cadastre. 2. Merge amended GLD to the national data set and populate attributes based on information for the Rhode Island CRMC. 3. Update metadata.

Process Date/Time: 2019-06-13 00:00:00

Child Items

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Entity (ENT) Federal Consistency Geographic Location Descriptions

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 56792
Metadata Record Created By: Jesse Brass
Metadata Record Created: 2019-07-02 10:13+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2019-07-02 15:17+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2019-07-02
Owner Org: OCM
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2020-07-02