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Office for Coastal Management, 2022: Lightering Zones, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/66149.

Item Identification

Title: Lightering Zones
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2022-02-10
Abstract:

These data represent federal and state lightering zones within U.S. waters. Lightering is the transfer of a cargo of oil in bulk from one oil tanker less than 150 gross tons to another oil tanker less than 150 gross tons, or a cargo of hazardous material in bulk from one vessel to another. Lightering is often used to reduce vessel draft prior to entering a port. A lightering zone is an area were lightering is either designated, prohibited, has traditionally occurred, or where restrictions are in place to ensure or constrain lightering activities.

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
UNCONTROLLED
ISO 19115 Topic Categories transportation
ISO 19115 Topic Category oceans
ISO 19115 Topic Category planningCadastre
None coastal
None planning

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
UNCONTROLLED
None Exclusive Economic Zone
None Outer Continental Shelf
None Territorial Sea

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:

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

Data Set Credit: United States Coast Guard, NOAA Office for Coastal Management, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

Support Roles

Point of Contact

CC ID: 1115618
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: 1115632
W° Bound: -171.183646
E° Bound: -68.8375
N° Bound: 71.347329
S° Bound: 26.5

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 1115631
Time Frame Type: Discrete
Start: 2017-06-30
Description:

ground condition

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Use Constraints:

For coastal and ocean planning

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 1121217
Download URL: https://marinecadastre.gov/data/
Distributor:
Description:

MarineCadastre.gov Data Registry

Distribution 2

CC ID: 1115619
Download URL: https://marinecadastre.gov/downloads/data/mc/LighteringZone.zip
Distributor:

Technical Environment

Description:

Microsoft Windows, ArcGIS Pro, Azure SQL

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

33 CFR Part 156

CC ID: 1115626
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: Federal Register, Government Printing Office (GPO)
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1995-08-29
Citation URL: https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-1995-08-29/pdf/95-21292.pdf
Citation URL Name: Source Online Linkage
Citation URL Description:

URL where the source data were originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

Code of Federal Regulations (PART 156—OIL AND HAZARDOUS MATERIAL TRANSFER OPERATIONS)

Best Practices for Western Alaska Lightering Operations

CC ID: 1115628
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: Western Alaska Tanker Lightering Best Practices Committee
Citation URL: https://alaskaosro.org/wp-content/uploads/2020-Western-Alaska-Tanker-Lightering-Best-Practices-Adopted-3.11.2020-v.1-1.pdf
Citation URL Name: Best Practices for Western Alaska Lightering Operations

Final Report: Ocean-Going Tanker Vessel Lightering Emissions in the Gulf of Mexico

CC ID: 1115625
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: Unknown
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2017-06-30
Citation URL: https://www.tceq.texas.gov/assets/public/implementation/air/am/contracts/reports/ei/582177209724-20170630-environ-OceanGoingTankerVesselLighteringEmissionsGulfMexico.pdf
Citation URL Name: Source Online Linkage
Citation URL Description:

URL where the source data were originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

Report on vessel lightering operations

Oil Spill Risks From Tank Vessel Lightering

CC ID: 1124105
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: Marine Board
Publish Date: 1998-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 1998
Citation URL: https://www.nap.edu/catalog/6312/oil-spill-risks-from-tank-vessel-lightering
Citation URL Name: The National Research Council

United States Coastal Pilot

CC ID: 1115627
Contact Role Type: Publisher
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: NOAA Office of Coast Survey
Citation URL: https://nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/publications/coast-pilot/index.html

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 1115629
Description:

1) Import into ArcGIS Pro as a table and create XY event layer based on latitude and longitude listed in source material

2) Generate polygons

3) Add attribute values from source material into attribute table for each polygons

Process Date/Time: 2022-01-27 01:00:00

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity Lightering Zones

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 66149
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:66149
Metadata Record Created By: Brianna Key
Metadata Record Created: 2021-12-22 03:59+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2022-08-09 17:11+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2021-12-22
Owner Org: OCM
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2021-12-22
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2022-12-22