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Office for Coastal Management, 2022: Major Coastal Wastewater Outfalls, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/66210.

Item Identification

Title: Major Coastal 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:

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 oceans
ISO 19115 Topic Categories planningCadastre
None Clean Water Act
None Facilities
None National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
None NPDES
None Surface Water
None Wastewater Discharge

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
UNCONTROLLED
None Exclusive Economic Zone
None Territorial Sea
None United States of America

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: NOAA Office for Coastal Management, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Support Roles

Point of Contact

CC ID: 1117232
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: 1117247
W° Bound: -176.637251
E° Bound: 174.107658
N° Bound: 71.324444
S° Bound: -14.340048

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 1117246
Time Frame Type: Discrete
Start: 2018-05-01
Description:

publication date

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Use Constraints:

For coastal and ocean planning

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 1121391
Download URL: https://marinecadastre.gov/data/
Distributor:
Description:

MarineCadastre.gov Data Registry

Distribution 2

CC ID: 1117233
Download URL: https://marinecadastre.gov/downloads/data/mc/WastewaterOutfall.zip
Distributor:

Technical Environment

Description:

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

Data Quality

Horizontal Positional Accuracy:

Compiled to meet 10 meters horizontal accuracy at 95% confidence level

Completeness Report:

Untested

Lineage

Sources

ICIS-PERMITS

CC ID: 1117239
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: 1117241
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: 1117240
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: 1117242
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: 1117243
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: 1117244
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 Wastewater Outfalls

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 66210
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:66210
Metadata Record Created By: Brianna Key
Metadata Record Created: 2021-12-22 13:56+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