Atlantic Sturgeon Critical Habitat Rivers

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Publication_Date: 20170927
Title: Atlantic Sturgeon Critical Habitat Rivers
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Gloucester, MA
Publisher:
NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) - Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office (GARFO)
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: 263 13th Ave S, St Petersburg, FL, 33701, US
Publisher:
NOAA National Marine fisheries Service (NMFS) - Southeast Regional Office
Online_Linkage: <http://www.greateratlantic.fisheries.noaa.gov/>
Online_Linkage: <http://www.greateratlantic.fisheries.noaa.gov/gis>
Online_Linkage: <http://sero.nmfs.noaa.gov/maps_gis_data/>
Description:
Abstract:
This dataset depicts the river lengths along which Critical Habitat has been designated for the Gulf of Maine, New York Bight, Chesapeake Bay, Carolina, and South Atlantic distinct population segments (DPSs) of Atlantic Sturgeon. Critical habitat includes all of the river along the specified segment, from the ordinary high water mark of one riverbank to the ordinary high water mark of the opposing riverbank of the mainstem of the river. For clarification of the critical habitat definition, please refer to the maps and narrative descriptions in the CFR. It is a product of the NOAA Fisheries Service’s Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office (GARFO) and the Southeast Regional Office (SERO). This shapefile includes boundaries for the following Regulated Areas: - Critical Habitat for Gulf of Maine Distinct Population Segment of Atlantic Sturgeon: Penobscot River, Kennebec River, Androscoggin River, Piscataqua River, and Merrimack River; - Critical Habitat for New York Bight Distinct Population Segment of Atlantic Sturgeon: Connecticut River, Housatonic River, Hudson River, and Delaware River; - Critical Habitat for Chesapeake Bay Distinct Population Segment of Atlantic Sturgeon: Nanticoke River, Potomac River, Rappahannock River, York River, and James River; - Critical Habitat for Carolina Distinct Population Segment of Atlantic Sturgeon: Roanoke River, Tar-Pamlico River, Neuse River, Cape Fear River, Pee Dee River, Black River, Santee River and Cooper River; - Critical Habitat for South Atlantic Distinct Population Segment of Atlantic Sturgeon: Edisto River, Combahee River, Salkehatchie River, Savannah River, Ogeechee River, Altamaha River, Satilla River and St. Marys River. Because GIS projection and topology functions can change or generalize coordinates, these GIS files are considered to be approximate representations and are NOT an OFFICIAL record for the exact Area boundaries. For information on the official legal definition refer to the Use Constraints metadata section.
Purpose:
Beginning in 2010 and in response to mounting requests for digital depictions of NMFS Regulated Areas in Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Waters (Regulated Areas), the NMFS Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office (GARFO) Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Committee launched a project to standardize the development, publication and regular updating of GIS files depicting Regulated Area boundaries. This dataset is a product of that initiative. This dataset was created to depict the boundaries of NMFS Regulated Areas in Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and South Atlantic Waters (Regulated Areas) only. For information on the proper use of the dataset refer to the Use Constraints metadata section.
Supplemental_Information:
Critical habitat includes all of the river along the specified segment, from the ordinary high water mark of one riverbank to the ordinary high water mark of the opposing riverbank of the mainstem river. For clarification of the critical habitat definition, please refer to the maps and narrative descriptions in the CFR.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20170927
Currentness_Reference: Publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -83.795166
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -68.631092
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 44.941008
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 30.355757
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GARFO Keywords
Theme_Keyword: ESA
Theme_Keyword: DPS
Theme_Keyword: NMFS
Theme_Keyword: NOAA
Theme_Keyword: Endangered Species Act
Theme_Keyword: Atlantic
Theme_Keyword: Distinct Population Segment
Theme_Keyword: Critical Habitat
Theme_Keyword: GARFO
Theme_Keyword: SERO
Theme_Keyword: Atlantic Sturgeon
Theme_Keyword: Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office
Theme_Keyword: Southeast Regional Office
Theme_Keyword: Section 7
Theme_Keyword: National Marine Fisheries Service
Theme_Keyword: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: EPA GIS Keyword Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: Ecology
Theme_Keyword: Monitoring
Theme_Keyword: Regulatory
Theme_Keyword: Compliance
Theme_Keyword: Ecosystem
Theme_Keyword: Water
Theme_Keyword: Biology
Theme_Keyword: Environment
Theme_Keyword: Permits
Theme_Keyword: Marine
Theme_Keyword: Conservation
Theme_Keyword: Natural Resources
Theme_Keyword: Human
Theme_Keyword: Management
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: boundaries
Theme_Keyword: planningCadastre
Theme_Keyword: oceans
Theme_Keyword: location
Theme_Keyword: environment
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Categories
Theme_Keyword: oceans
Theme_Keyword: planningCadastre
Theme_Keyword: environment
Theme_Keyword: location
Theme_Keyword: boundaries
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: Nanticoke River
Place_Keyword: James River
Place_Keyword: Merrimack River
Place_Keyword: Rappahannock River
Place_Keyword: Atlantic Ocean
Place_Keyword: Pamunkey River
Place_Keyword: Housatonic River
Place_Keyword: Connecticut River
Place_Keyword: Kennebec River
Place_Keyword: Hudson River
Place_Keyword: New England
Place_Keyword: Greater Atlantic Region
Place_Keyword: Mid-Atlantic
Place_Keyword: Potomac River
Place_Keyword: Piscataqua River
Place_Keyword: United States
Place_Keyword: Delaware River
Place_Keyword: Penobscot River
Place_Keyword: York River
Place_Keyword: Androscoggin River
Place_Keyword: Roanoke River
Place_Keyword: Tar-Pamlico River
Place_Keyword: Neuse River
Place_Keyword: Cape Fear River
Place_Keyword: Pee Dee River
Place_Keyword: Black River
Place_Keyword: Santee River
Place_Keyword: Cooper River
Place_Keyword: Edisto River
Place_Keyword: Combahee River
Place_Keyword: Salkehatchie River
Place_Keyword: Savannah River
Place_Keyword: Altamaha River
Place_Keyword: Satilla River
Place_Keyword: St. Marys River
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
*** Attribution *** Whenever NMFS material is reproduced and re-disseminated, we request that users attribute the material appropriately. Pursuant to 17 U.S.C. 403, parties who produce copyrighted works consisting predominantly of material created by the Federal Government are encouraged to provide notice with such work(s) identifying the U.S. Government material incorporated and stating that such material is not subject to copyright protection. Please cite Regulated Area datasets as follows, with the appropriate information substituted for all text in {CURLY BRACKETS}: NOAA Fisheries Service. NMFS Regulated Areas in Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Southeast Waters. {SHAPEFILE TITLE} [Shapefile]. Gloucester, MA or St. Petersburg, FL: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office (GARFO) or Southeast Regional Office (SERO) [producer] {SHAPEFILE PUBLICATION DATE}. <http://www.greateratlantic.fisheries.noaa.gov/gis> or <http://sero.nmfs.noaa.gov/maps_gis_data/>. *** No Warranty*** The user assumes the entire risk related to its use of these data. NMFS is providing these data ""as is,"" and NMFS disclaims any and all warranties, whether express or implied, including (without limitation) any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. No warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the accuracy or utility of the data on any other system or for general or scientific purposes, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. It is strongly recommended that careful attention be paid to the contents of the metadata file associated with these data to evaluate dataset limitations, restrictions or intended use. In no event will NMFS be liable to you or to any third party for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special or exemplary damages or lost profit resulting from any use or misuse of this data. *** Proper Usage *** The information on government servers are in the public domain, unless specifically annotated otherwise, and may be used freely by the public. Before using information obtained from this server, special attention should be given to the date and time of the data and products being displayed. This information shall not be modified in content and then presented as official government material. This dataset was created to depict the boundaries of NMFS Regulated Areas in Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Southeast Waters (Regulated Areas) only. The dataset should not be used for a legal definition. The dataset should not be used to infer information regarding the existence or details of other marine features or resources, including, but not limited to, navigable waters, coastlines, bathymetry, submerged features, or man-made structures. Users assume responsibility for determining the appropriate use of this dataset. *** Not the Legal Definition *** This Geographic Information System (GIS) dataset is not the legal definition of the Regulated Area. The description published in the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations is the only legal definition. This dataset and metadata document provide a broad overview of a subset of applicable fishing regulations, restrictions and requirements, critical habitat or essential fish habitat; it is not a substitute for the actual regulations. Users are encouraged to read the applicable regulations in conjunction with use of this dataset. *** Temporal Considerations *** Regulated Area boundary definitions are subject to change or modification. Published datasets may represent historic, current, or future Regulated Areas. When changes to fishing regulations affect this dataset, it will be archived and replaced by an updated version as soon as feasible. Approved Regulated Area boundaries may also be published prior to their effective date. It is the user’s responsibility to ensure the applicable Regulated Area boundaries are being used. *** Shorelines/Base Layers *** The accuracy of this dataset is dependent upon the accuracy and resolution of the datasets (e.g., shoreline, bathymetry, National Hydrographic Database, shared administrative boundaries) used in the creation process. Source datasets used are specified in the metadata. These data sources were selected for their suitability to a broad audience, and may not be suitable for specific uses requiring higher-resolution information. Coastlines change. Unless otherwise noted, where the NOAA Medium Resolution Shoreline is used, assume the regulatory boundary reaches the most current coastline delineation available.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
NOAA Fisheries Service Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office, Protected Resources Division
Contact_Person: Tara Trinko Lake
Contact_Position: GIS Committee Protected Resources Representative
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 55 Great Republic Drive
City: Gloucester
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 01930
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 978-282-8477
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 978-281-9394
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: tara.trinko@noaa.gov
Contact_Instructions: <http://www.greateratlantic.fisheries.noaa.gov/>
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NOAA/NMFS
Contact_Person: Amanda Frick
Contact_Position: GIS Coordinator
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 263 13th Ave S
City: St Petersburg
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33701-5505
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 727-824-5301
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 727-824-5320
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: amanda.frick@noaa.gov
Security_Information:
Security_Classification_System: FIPS Pub 199
Security_Classification: Unclassified
Security_Handling_Description: Standard Technical Controls
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows 7 Version 6.1 (Build 7601) Service Pack 1; Esri ArcGIS 10.5.1.7333

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report: Check Geometry test has been performed in ArcGIS.
Completeness_Report:
Features represented are valid. No geometry problems were detected.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
Data were collected using methods that are accurate to within 2-5 meters (EPA National Geospatial Data Policy [NGDP] Accuracy Tier 2). For more information, please see EPA's NGDP at <http://epa.gov/geospatial/policies.html>
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Publication_Date: 20140422
Title: National Inventory of Dams
Edition: 1
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Washington, DC
Publisher: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Online_Linkage: <http://nid.usace.army.mil/>
Type_of_Source_Media: None
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20110501
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: NID
Source_Contribution:
This source dam location layer was used to identify upstream limits of some Atlantic Sturgeon critical habitat.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: ESRI
Publication_Date: 20050101
Title: U.S. Major Highways
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: ESRI Data & Maps
Issue_Identification: 2005
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Redlands, CA
Publisher: ESRI
Online_Linkage: <http://www.arcgis.com/>
Source_Scale_Denominator: 100000
Type_of_Source_Media: None
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20050101
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Major Highways
Source_Contribution:
This source highway location layer was used to identify upstream limits of some Atlantic sturgeon critical habitat.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Geological Survey
Publication_Date: 20090713
Title: National Hydrography Dataset
Edition: Best (High) Resolution Flowlines
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Flowlines
Issue_Identification: current
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, Virginia
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: <http://nhd.usgs.gov/data.html>
Source_Scale_Denominator: 24000
Type_of_Source_Media: None
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20090101
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: NHD
Source_Contribution:
This source river flowline was used to identify river lengths along which bank-to-bank Critical Habitat was designated. Other components of NHD (NHDArea polygons, typically) were used to identify the downstream limits (mouths) for critical habitat river lengths.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)
Publication_Date: 20170918
Title: Electronic Code of Federal Regulations
Edition: Special Edition of the Federal Register
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: document
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Washington, DC
Publisher:
Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration and the Government Printing Office
Other_Citation_Details:
The Electronic Code of Federal Regulations (e-CFR) is a current, daily updated version of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). It is not an official legal edition of the CFR. The e-CFR is an unofficial editorial compilation of CFR material and Federal Register amendments. Because the e-CFR is updated daily, the PUBLICATION DATE identified above refers to "e-CFR Data is current as of" date posted on the e-CFR website at the time the spatial definition was accessed online.
Online_Linkage: <http://www.ecfr.gov>
Type_of_Source_Media: onLine
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20170926
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: e-CFR
Source_Contribution: Spatial definitions for Regulated Area boundaries.
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
[Metadata] A GARFO Regulated Area shapefile metadata template was developed using the EPA Metadata Editor v3.2. This template was applied and customized to reflect the specific characteristics of the given shapefile. The metadata was validated for FGDC CSDGM compliance.
Process_Date: 20170101
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
[Add Attributes] The standardized attribute schema was applied to the shapefile, and the fields were defined.
Process_Date: 20170101
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
[Get Definition Text] The spatial definition (text and map) for Critical Habitat was copied from the Federal Register.
Process_Date: 20170101
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
[Final Review] The shapefile was reviewed by members of the GARFO GIS Committee, policy experts from the GARFO Division responsible for the Regulated Area, and General Counsel, according to the GARFO GIS Data Distribution Policy.
Process_Date: 20170101
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
[Extract features] To generate the Critical Habitat river lengths, we extracted relevant river lines segments from the NHDFlowline feature class. Flowlines through relevant major tributaries or bays/estuaries were also included. We merged flowlines into a single feature for each Critical Habitat unit. We used the location of NID dams and Major Highways to clip the features at the appropriate upstream limits. We clipped flowline features at their downstream limit based on consultation with NOAA biologists. The lines represent the length of the river along which bank-to-bank Critical Habitat was designated.
Process_Date: 20170101
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
[Check Geometry] The ESRI ArcGIS Check Geometry tool was run on the feature class to identify any geometry problems. If problems were encountered, they were reviewed and corrected.
Process_Date: 20170101
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
[Policy Review] The Critical Habitat spatial definition text, shapefile geometry and attribute values were reviewed with policy staff to verify that the feature class accurately depicted and described the intended boundaries.
Process_Date: 20170101
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
[Downstream Limits] Some downstream limits to Critical Habitat are located where river mouths are ambiguous, or where rivers flow into other water bodies not included in the Critical Habitat designation. To clarify the downstream limits of Critical Habitat we delineated bank-to-bank transects at the end of each river length feature, in consultation with NOAA biologists.
Process_Date: 20170101
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
[Publication] The shapefile, with accompanying metadata, was uploaded for public download on the NOAA NMFS GARFO GIS website.
Process_Date: 20170928
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
SERO Caronlina DPS and South Atlantic DPS Atlantic sturgeon critical habitat rivers were merged with the GARFO critical habitat rivers to compose a complete shapefile.
Process_Date: 20171010
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NOAA/NMFS
Contact_Person: Amanda Frick
Contact_Position: GIS Coordinator
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 263 13th Ave S
City: St Petersburg
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33701-5505
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 727-824-5301
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 727-824-5320
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: amanda.frick@noaa.gov

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: String
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 28

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 8.9831528411952133e-009
Longitude_Resolution: 8.9831528411952133e-009
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal Degrees
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: D North American 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: GRS 1980
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.0
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222101

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: Atlantic_Sturgeon_Critical_Habitat_Rivers
Entity_Type_Definition: NMFS Regulated Areas in Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Waters
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: GARFO
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FID
Attribute_Definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Esri
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape
Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinate geometry
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: GARFO_ID
Attribute_Definition:
A unique identifier used to identify and track this feature; a new GARFO_ID is generated for each version of a Regulated Area, including proposed or final versions (i.e. whenever boundaries or attributes are changed, edited or updated)
Attribute_Definition_Source: GARFO
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: System-generated number
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AREANAME
Attribute_Definition:
Official name of the Regulated Area, usually the area name as it will be printed in the CFR.
Attribute_Definition_Source: GARFO
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Free text name
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: COMMNAME
Attribute_Definition:
Most commonly used name. May be identical to AREANAME, an abbreviation of AREANAME, or a different name altogether.
Attribute_Definition_Source: GARFO
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Free text name
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AREAGROUP
Attribute_Definition:
Specifies if the Regulated Area is part of a group of related areas.
Attribute_Definition_Source: GARFO
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Free text name
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DESCRIBE
Attribute_Definition: A brief description of the purpose of the Regulated Area.
Attribute_Definition_Source: GARFO
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Free text description
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CFRTITLE
Attribute_Definition:
CFR Title citation where the Regulated Area will be legally defined
Attribute_Definition_Source: GARFO
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Free text name
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CFRPT
Attribute_Definition:
CFR Part citation where the Regulated Area will be legally defined
Attribute_Definition_Source: GARFO
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Free text citation
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CFRPTTXT
Attribute_Definition: CFR Part citation header text
Attribute_Definition_Source: GARFO
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Free text name
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CFRSUB
Attribute_Definition:
CFR Subpart citation where the Regulated Area will be legally defined
Attribute_Definition_Source: GARFO
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Free text citation
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CFRSUBTXT
Attribute_Definition: CFR Subpart citation header text
Attribute_Definition_Source: GARFO
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Free text name
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CFRSXN
Attribute_Definition:
CFR Section citation where the Regulated Area will be legally defined
Attribute_Definition_Source: GARFO
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Free text citation
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CFRSXNTXT
Attribute_Definition: CFR Section citation header text
Attribute_Definition_Source: GARFO
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Free text name
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CFRPARA
Attribute_Definition:
CFR Paragraph citation where the Regulated Area will be legally defined
Attribute_Definition_Source: GARFO
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Free text citation
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CFRPARATXT
Attribute_Definition: CFR Paragraph citation header text
Attribute_Definition_Source: GARFO
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Free text name
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FRCITE
Attribute_Definition:
Federal Register citation of final rule containing the Regulated Area spatial definition.
Attribute_Definition_Source: GARFO
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Free text name
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FRDATE
Attribute_Definition:
Federal Register citation date of final rule containing the Regulated Area spatial definition.
Attribute_Definition_Source: GARFO
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Date
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: EFFECTDATE
Attribute_Definition:
Date Regulated Area officially became law, or most recent modification.
Attribute_Definition_Source: GARFO
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Date
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SOURCE
Attribute_Definition:
If Regulated Area is defined in the CFR, this is the citation for the Amendment/Framework/etc. that established the area. If the Regulated Area is not defined in the CFR, this is the alternative source citation establishing the Regulated Area.
Attribute_Definition_Source: GARFO
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Free text citation
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: RECURST
Attribute_Definition: Annually recurring date Regulated Area would become active
Attribute_Definition_Source: GARFO
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Date
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: RECUREND
Attribute_Definition: Annually recurring date Regulated Area would become inactive
Attribute_Definition_Source: GARFO
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Date
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: GISAUTHOR
Attribute_Definition: Name of the NOAA staff person who created the GIS feature
Attribute_Definition_Source: GARFO
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Name
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CREATED
Attribute_Definition: Creation date of the GIS feature
Attribute_Definition_Source: GARFO
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Date
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AREANOTES
Attribute_Definition: Miscellaneous notes regarding the Regulated Area or feature
Attribute_Definition_Source: GARFO
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Free text description
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
Entity Attributes provide reference information for the Regulated Areas represented. Attributes provide citations for the legal spatial definition and originating documents, and currentness information for each area.
Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation:
FILEDS_Map.xlsx fully describes the Attribute Schema used for regulated area GIS data sets. To access this document, see the Contact Information.

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
NOAA Fisheries Service Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office, GIS Committee
Contact_Person: Dean-Lorenz Szumylo
Contact_Position: GIS Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 55 Great Republic Drive
City: Gloucester
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 01930
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 978-282-8479
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 978-281-9333
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: dean.szumylo@noaa.gov
Contact_Instructions: <http://www.greateratlantic.fisheries.noaa.gov/>
Distribution_Liability:
The user assumes the entire risk related to use of these data. NMFS is providing these data "as is," and NMFS disclaims any and all warranties, whether express or implied, including (without limitation) any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. No warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the accuracy or utility of the data on any other system or for general or scientific purposes, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. It is strongly recommended that careful attention be paid to the contents of the metadata file associated with these data to evaluate dataset limitations, restrictions or intended use. In no event will NMFS be liable to you or to any third party for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special or exemplary damages, or lost profit resulting from any use or misuse of this data

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NOAA/NMFS
Contact_Person: Amanda Frick
Contact_Position: GIS Coordinator
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 263 13th Ave S
City: St Petersburg
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33701-5505
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 727-824-5301
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 727-824-5320
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: amanda.frick@noaa.gov
Distribution_Liability:
The user assumes the entire risk related to use of these data. NMFS is providing these data "as is," and NMFS disclaims any and all warranties, whether express or implied, including (without limitation) any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. No warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the accuracy or utility of the data on any other system or for general or scientific purposes, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. It is strongly recommended that careful attention be paid to the contents of the metadata file associated with these data to evaluate dataset limitations, restrictions or intended use. In no event will NMFS be liable to you or to any third party for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special or exemplary damages, or lost profit resulting from any use or misuse of this data

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20171011
Metadata_Future_Review_Date: 20200630
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NOAA/NMFS
Contact_Person: Amanda Frick
Contact_Position: GIS Coordinator
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 263 13th Ave S
City: St Petersburg
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33701-5505
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 727-824-5301
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 727-824-5320
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: amanda.frick@noaa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time

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