WindPlanningAreas_GCS

 

WindPlanningAreas_GCS

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Identification Information:
Citation:
Citation Information:
Originator: Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Office of Renewable Energy
Publication Date: 10/20/2011
Publication Time: 09:07
Title:
WindPlanningAreas_GCS
Edition: 1
Geospatial Data Presentation Form: vector digital data
Series Information:
Series Name: n/a
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Herndon, VA
Publisher: Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Other Citation Details:
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Office of Renewable Energy Programs 381 Elden Street Herndon VA 20170
Online Linkage: http://www.boem.gov/uploadedFiles/BOEM/Oil_and_Gas_Energy_Program/Mapping_and_Data/AtlanticOCSWindEnergyAreasShapefile.ZIP
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Citation Information:
Publication Date: 10/20/2011
Publication Time: 10:10
Title:
BOEM Wind Planning Areas
Edition: 1
Geospatial Data Presentation Form: map
Series Information:
Publication Information:
Description:
Abstract:
This data set represents the most recent changes for the Wind Development Planning Areas in the Atlantic. Wind Planning Areas in this dataset represent up to six different types of announcements within the US Federal Register that can be used to show the current status of an area that is being considered for Wind Power Development. The Smart from the Start Wind Energy Areas (WEAs) are represented in a separate layer. Not all areas will start out as WEAs. Since the WEAs were the first announcement for some of these areas, we have decided to repost the WEA layer to show its original areas prior to any reshaping by BOEM after the original announcement since the reshaped areas are really not the WEAs but one of the other six types of areas represented here. For those areas that started out as WEAs, the user may see the changes that have taken place over time. For the areas represented here, once an area has changed from one type of area to another, it will be replaced entirely by the new area. The types of areas and their descriptions can be found in the Attributes section of the metadata record.
 
Purpose:
To let those that are interested in Wind Energy Planning and Development know of the most recent updates to areas of interest for Wind Energy Development off the United States Coast within Federal Waters.
 
Time Period of Content:
Time Period Information:
Single Date/Time:
Calendar Date: 10/20/2011
Time of Day: 09:31
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Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency: As needed
Spatial Domain:
Bounding Coordinates:
West Bounding Coordinate: -75.4853513715521
East Bounding Coordinate: -70.02154914
North Bounding Coordinate: 41.2987893878463
South Bounding Coordinate: 36.82167552
Data Set G-Polygon:
Keywords:
Access Constraints: none
Use Constraints:
Not for navigational use. Not to be used for leasing purposes. For visual purposes only.
Point of Contact:
Contact Information:
Contact Person Primary:
Contact Person: Stephen Creed
Contact Position: Geographer
Hours of Service: 9-5 PM (EST)
Contact Instructions:
 
Email:  stephen.creed@boem.gov Phone: 703-787-1635
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Data Set Credit:
Stephen Creed and Christine Taylor Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Security Information:
Security Classification System: none
Security Classification: Unclassified
Security Handling Description:
Native Data Set Environment:
Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 3; ESRI ArcGIS 10.0.0.2414
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Data Quality Information:
Attribute Accuracy:
Attribute Accuracy Report:
Blocks and sub blocks represented were taken from a non projected dataset for visual use only.  Actual blocks and sub blocks should be taken from data sets projected in the UTM zone and measurement units that apply to the appropriate Official Protraction Diagram associated with the representative blocks. Any calculations or measurements should be done using BOEM's Official Protraction Diagrams or Supplemental Official Protraction Diagrams.
 
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Positional Accuracy:
Horizontal Positional Accuracy:
Horizontal Positional Accuracy Report:
Horizonal Accuracy for this data set is variable due to changes in line shape and location that occurs when combining multiple datasets from multiple UTM projection zones into a single dataset and converting it to an unprojected (Geographic) coordinate system.
 
Vertical Positional Accuracy:
Vertical Positional Accuracy Report:
n/a
 
Lineage:
Source Information:
Process Step:
Process Description:
Using BOEMs Atlantic OCS Blocks table, selected Blocks and Sub blocks according to those listed in the appropriate Federal Register Notice (see attributes in table) Assigned attribute value to blocks.
 
Process Date: 10/20/2011
Process Time: 00:00
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Spatial Data Organization Information:
Direct Spatial Reference Method: Vector
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Horizontal Coordinate System Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude Resolution: 0.00001
Longitude Resolution: 0.00001
Geographic Coordinate Units: Decimal degrees
Geodetic Model:
Horizontal Datum Name: D_North_American_1983
Ellipsoid Name: GRS_1980
Semi-major Axis: 6378137
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Entity and Attribute Information:
Detailed Description:
Entity Type:
Entity Type Label: WindPlanningAreas_GCS
Entity Type Definition:

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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.
Beginning Date of Attribute Values:
Attribute:
Attribute Label: Shape
Attribute Definition:
Feature geometry.
Attribute Definition Source:
ESRI
Attribute Domain Values:
Unrepresentable Domain:
Coordinates defining the features.
Beginning Date of Attribute Values:
Attribute:
Attribute Label: CAT1
Attribute Definition:
Type of Wind Planning Area Being Represented - See Overview Description for Category Descriptions
Attribute Definition Source:
BOEM Office of Renewable Energy
Beginning Date of Attribute Values:
Attribute:
Attribute Label: CAT2
Attribute Definition:
A space holder for the same categories listed under CAT1 in the case where two Federal Register Notices apply at the same time.
Attribute Definition Source:
BOEM Office of Renewable Energy
Beginning Date of Attribute Values:
Attribute:
Attribute Label: CAT3
Attribute Definition:
A space holder for the same categories listed under CAT1 in the case where three Federal Register Notices apply at the same time.
Attribute Definition Source:
BOEM Office of Renewable Energy
Beginning Date of Attribute Values:
Attribute:
Attribute Label: Info
Attribute Definition:
Description of the Category for Legend Description Purposes and to indicate affected US State.
Attribute Definition Source:
BOEM Office of Renewable Energy
Beginning Date of Attribute Values:
Attribute:
Attribute Label: PROT_NUMBE
Attribute Definition:
Official Protraction Diagram (BOEM) in which an OCS block is related.
Attribute Definition Source:
BOEM Official Protraction Diagram - MBB
Beginning Date of Attribute Values:
Attribute:
Attribute Label: PROT_APRV_
Attribute Definition:
Date that the Official Protraction Diagram was Approved for Publication by the Chief of the Leasing Division's Mapping and Boundary Branch
Attribute Definition Source:
BOEM MBB
Beginning Date of Attribute Values:
Attribute:
Attribute Label: BLOCK_NUMB
Attribute Definition:
The Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Block number related to a particular Official Protraction Diagram (ex. NJ18-08, 6784) where 6784 is the block number) Those blocks split into 16ths do not have a number in this field. Use the "BLOCK_LAB" field for block numbers on 1/16 blocks.
Attribute Definition Source:
BOEM MBB
Beginning Date of Attribute Values:
Attribute:
Attribute Label: BLOCK_LAB
Attribute Definition:
A field created for labeling purposes, but also has all the blocks listed and can be used as an alternate to the "BLOCK_NUMB" field.
Attribute Definition Source:
BOEM ORE
Beginning Date of Attribute Values:
Attribute:
Attribute Label: SUB_BLK
Attribute Definition:
A letter designation for 1/16th of an OCS Block.
Attribute Definition Source:
BOEM ORE/MBB
Beginning Date of Attribute Values:
Attribute:
Attribute Label: Link1
Attribute Definition:
A hyperlink to the latest details on discussions available online for the particular Wind Planning Areas
Attribute Definition Source:
BOEM ORE
Beginning Date of Attribute Values:
Attribute:
Attribute Label: Link2
Attribute Definition:
A hyperlink to the most recent Federal Register Notice or other decision document relating to the creation of the Wind Planning Area
Attribute Definition Source:
 
Beginning Date of Attribute Values:
Overview Description:
Entity and Attribute Overview:
There are six possible Classifications for this attribute at present.  They are as follows:  
Request for Interest (RFI) - Areas that BOEM publishes in the Federal Register to solicit nominations of interest for leasing and additional information.  This is the first step in the planning and leasing process.  
Call for Information (Call) - Areas that BOEM publishes in the Federal Register to solicit nominations of interest for leasing and additional information.  This is the next step in the planning and leasing process.  Although in some cases (New Jersey) BOEM may decide to start the process with this type of notice.  
Request For Competitive Interest (RFCI) - an area that BOEM publishes in the Federal Register to solicit additional nominations of interest to determine whether or not competititve interest exists.   
Determiniation of No Competitive Interest (DNCI) - an area that BOEM publishes in the Federal Register in which they have determined that no competitive interests exists.  
Proposed Sale Notice (PSN) - a notice published by BOEM in the Federal Register that describes the proposed areas to be offered for leasing and the proposed conditions of the lease sale.  This notice would not be published until after the NEPA review has been completed.  
Finale Sale Notice (FSN) - a notice BOEM publishes in the Federal Register that describes the final areas to be offered, and describes the final conditions of a lease sale.  
Note - WEAs are a special designation that is part of a different data layer. Note - Leases are part of a different data layer.
 
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Metadata Reference Information:
Metadata Date: 20110928
Metadata Review Date: 10/21/2011
Metadata Future Review Date: as needed
Metadata Contact:
Contact Information:
Contact Person Primary:
Contact Person: Stephen Creed
Contact Position: Geographer
Hours of Service: 9-5 AM EST
Contact Instructions:
 
stephen.creed@boem.gov703-787-1635
Metadata Standard Name: FGDC
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Metadata Use Constraints:
Not for navigational uses. For visual use only. Not for Outer Continental Shelf leasing purposes.
Metadata Security Information:
Metadata Security Classification System: none
Metadata Security Classification: Unclassified
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