Historic Fill For New Jersey As Of February 2009

Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), New Jersey Geological Survey (NJGS)
Publication_Date: 20051207
Title: Historic Fill For New Jersey As Of February 2009
Edition: 20090217
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Digital Geodata Series
Issue_Identification: DGS04-7
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Trenton, New Jersey
Publisher: New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
Online_Linkage: <http://www.state.nj.us/dep/njgs/geodata/dgs04-7.htm>
Description:
Abstract:
The "Brownfield and Contaminated Site Remediation Act" (N.J.S.A. 58:10B-1 et seq.) requires the Department of Environmental Protection to map regions of the state where large areas of historic fill exist and make this information available to the public. This map shows areas of historic fill covering more than approximately 5 acres. For the purposes of this map, historic fill is non-indigenous material placed on a site in order to raise the topographic elevation of the site. No representation is made as to the composition of the fill or presence of contamination in the fill. Some areas mapped as fill may contain chemical-production waste or ore-processing waste that exclude them from the legislative definition of historic fill.

Fill was mapped from stereo aerial photography taken in March 1979, supplemented in places by planimetric aerial photography taken in the spring of 1991 and 1992. Additional areas of fill were mapped by comparing areas of swamp, marsh, and floodplain shown on archival topographic and geologic maps on file at the N. J. Geological Survey, dated between 1840 and 1910, to their modern extent. In a few places, fill was mapped from field observations and from drillers' logs of wells and borings.

Most urban and suburban areas are underlain by a discontinuous layer of excavated indigenous soil mixed with varying amounts of non-indigenous material. This material generally does not meet the definition of historic fill and is not depicted on this map. Also, there may be historic fills that are not detectable on aerial photography or by archival map interpretation and so are not shown on this map, particularly along streams in urban and suburban areas.

Purpose:
The "Brownfield Contaminated Site Remediation Act" (N.J.S.A. 58:10B-1 et seq.) requires the Department of Environmental Protection to map regions of the state where large areas of historic fill exist and make this information available to the public.
Supplemental_Information:
Use of the maps related to the Technical Rules, N.J.A.C. 7:26E This map is provided for informational purposes only. The use of this map as the only source of information regarding the presence of historic fill at a site does not fulfill the diligent inquiry requirements of the Preliminary Assessment set forth at, N.J.A.C. 7:26E-3.1(c). This map may be used as one source of information to fulfill the requirements of the Site Investigation at, N.J.A.C. 7:26E-3.12. This map is not intended to fulfill the Remedial Investigation requirements associated with historic fill at, N.J.A.C. 7:26E-4.6(b).
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20090217
Currentness_Reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: In work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Unknown
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -75.587306
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -73.890363
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 41.357564
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 38.924819
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Theme_Keyword: Historic Fill
Theme_Keyword: Brownfield
Theme_Keyword: Fill
Theme_Keyword: Geology
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: environment
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Place_Keyword: New Jersey
Place_Keyword: State of New Jersey
Stratum:
Stratum_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Stratum_Keyword: surficial
Access_Constraints: none
Use_Constraints:
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), Data Distribution Agreement

I. Description of Data to be Provided.

The Data provided herein are distributed subject to the following conditions and restrictions.

SUBJECT DATA LAYERS

For all data contained herein, NJDEP makes no representations of any kind, including, but not limited to, the warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular use, nor are any such warranties to be implied with respect to the digital data layers furnished hereunder. NJDEP assumes no responsibility to maintain them in any manner or form.

II. Terms of Agreement

1. Digital data received from the NJDEP are to be used solely for internal purposes in the conduct of daily affairs.

2. The data are provided, as is, without warranty of any kind and the user is responsible for understanding the accuracy limitations of all digital data layers provided herein, as documented in the accompanying cross-reference files (see Section 1.14 CROSS_REFERENCE). Any reproduction or manipulation of the above data must ensure that the coordinate reference system remains intact.

3. Digital data received from the NJDEP may not be reproduced or redistributed for use by anyone without first obtaining written permission from the NJDEP. This clause is not intended to restrict distribution of printed mapped information produced from the digital data.

4. Any maps, publications, reports, or other documents produced as a result of this project that utilize NJDEP digital data will credit the NJDEP's Geographic Information System (GIS) as the source of the data with the following credit/disclaimer:

"This (map/publication/report) was developed using New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Geographic Information System digital data, but this secondary product has not been verified by NJDEP and is not state-authorized."

5. Users shall require any independent contractor, hired to undertake work that will utilize digital data obtained from the NJDEP, to agree not to use, reproduce, or redistribute NJDEP GIS data. Data utilized by an independent contractor will be required to be returned to the original user at the close of such contractual work. Users hereby agree to abide by the use and reproduction conditions specified above and agree to hold any independent contractor to the same terms. By using data provided herein, the user acknowledges that terms and conditions have been read and that the user is bound by these criteria.

Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Scott Stanford
Contact_Organization:
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, New Jersey Geological Survey
Contact_Position: Supervising Geologist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 29 Arctic Parkway; PO Box 427
City: Trenton
State_or_Province: New Jersey
Postal_Code: 08625-0427
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 609-292-2576
Contact_TDD/TTY_Telephone: 609-292-2576
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 609-633-1004
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: scott.stanford@dep.nj.gov
Hours_of_Service: 9am - 5pm
Data_Set_Credit: Scott Stanford (Supervising Geologist)
Security_Information:
Security_Classification_System: none
Security_Classification: none
Security_Handling_Description: none
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows 2000 Version 5.0 (Build 2195) Service Pack 4; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.0.0.535

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Attribute accuracy is tested by manually comparing hard copy plots of the digital data with the source materials. When attributes cannot be visually verified on plots they are interactively queried and verified on the screen.
Logical_Consistency_Report: Unknown
Completeness_Report: The files are complete, there are no known omissions.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
Four tics on each mylar were utilized to register the data for digitizing (editing). A root-mean-square (RMS) error of 0.004 was required (approximately 41.67 feet at 1:100,000 scale). Proof plots were made for each data set on paper and compared to the original data.
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy:
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Report: N/A
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
At this time 121 USGS 7.5 minute quadrangles have been mapped for historic fill in New Jersey. These 121 maps were digitized to ESRI coverages. All individual quadrangle coverages have been joined together through the use of the ArcInfo command MapJoin for the state creating one seamless shapefile. As of this January 2008 edition, eleven new quadrangles have been mapped and added to the statewide historic fill shapefile, they are the Bushkill, PA, Flatbrookville, Newton West, Chester, Lake Maskenozha, PA, Bernardsville, Pompton Plains, Bristol, PA, Stroudsburg, PA (no fill present, no map produced for this quadrangle), Salem and Delaware City.
Process_Date: 20080107
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
As of this February 2009 edition, the Plainfield quadrangle has been updated and added to the statewide historic fill shapefile.
Process_Date: 20090217
Cloud_Cover: 0

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: G-polygon
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 10131

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Grid_Coordinate_System:
Grid_Coordinate_System_Name: State Plane Coordinate System 1983
State_Plane_Coordinate_System:
SPCS_Zone_Identifier: 2900
Transverse_Mercator:
Scale_Factor_at_Central_Meridian: 0.999900
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -74.500000
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 38.833333
False_Easting: 492125.000000
False_Northing: 0.000000
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: coordinate pair
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution: 0.002048
Ordinate_Resolution: 0.002048
Planar_Distance_Units: survey feet
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: statefill
Entity_Type_Definition:
Historic Fill data for New Jersey completed as of publication date.
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: NJGS
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: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PERIMETER
Attribute_Definition: Perimeter of feature in internal units.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FILL
Attribute_Definition: Column identifying historic fill.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NJGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: F
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Polygon contains historic fill.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NJGS
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: X
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Polygon does not contain historic fill.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NJGS
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: N
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Historic fill mapping has not been completed for this polygon.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NJGS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: STATEFILL_
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: STATEFILL1
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AREA
Attribute_Definition: Area of feature in internal units squared.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
Historic Fill Attribute Labels

F = Fill areas X = Non fill areas N = Fill mapping has not been completed for quadrangle.

Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation: See Entity and Attribute Overview

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NJDEP/NJGS
Contact_Person: Scott Stanford
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 29 Arctic Parkway; PO Box 427
City: Trenton
State_or_Province: NJ
Postal_Code: 08625-0427
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 609-292-2576
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 609-633-1004
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: scott.stanford@dep.nj.gov
Resource_Description: Downloadable Data
Distribution_Liability:
This organization provides the geographic data as is. This organization makes no guarantee or warranty concerning the accuracy of information contained in the geographic data. Also, this organization makes no warranty either expressed or implied, regarding the condition of the product or its fitness for any particular purpose. The burden for determining fitness for use lies entirely with the user. Although these files have been processed successfully on computers at this organization, no warranty is made by this organization regarding the use of these data on any other system, nor does the fact of distribution constitute or imply any such warranty.
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Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: <http://www.state.nj.us/dep/njgs/geodata/dgs04-7.htm>
Offline_Option:
Offline_Media: none
Recording_Format: none
Fees: None
Ordering_Instructions: Downloadable off of the NJGS web site
Custom_Order_Process:
Contact State Geologist New Jersey Geological Survey 29 Arctic Parkway Trenton, NJ 08625
Technical_Prerequisites:
Software capable of importing ARC/INFO Interchange files and viewing ARC/INFO Coverages.

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20090223
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Scott Stanford
Contact_Organization:
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, New Jersey Geological Survey
Contact_Position: Supervising Geologist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 29 Arctic Parkway; PO Box 427
City: Trenton
State_or_Province: New Jersey
Postal_Code: 08625-0427
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 609-292-2576
Contact_TDD/TTY_Telephone: 609-292-2576
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 609-633-1004
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: scott.stanford@dep.nj.gov
Hours_of_Service: 9am - 5pm
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Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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