NJDEP Shellfish Classification for New Jersey (Edition 20180117) (Envr_admin_shellfish_bnd)

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: NJDEP, Marine Water Monitoring
Publication_Date: 20180117
Title:
NJDEP Shellfish Classification for New Jersey (Edition 20180117) (Envr_admin_shellfish_bnd)
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Leeds Point, NJ
Publisher: New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP)
Description:
Abstract:
This data is a graphic representation of NJ coastal waters classified according to regulations of shellfish harvest. Waters are classified in one of five categories: Prohibited - harvest not allowed under any conditions. Restricted - harvest allowed with a special permit requiring further purification of the shellfish before sale. Conditionally Approved (Nov - Apr) - and Conditionally Approved (Jan - Apr) - where harvest is permitted only during certain months of the year. The final category is Approved - harvest permitted under any conditions. Classification of the waters is based on the National Shellfish Sanitation Program. As specified in this program, classifications are based on three components: 1) Regular monitoring of water quality 2) Field surveys of shoreline conditions 3) Study of water currents and flows (hydrography). These functions are performed by New Jersey's Bureau of Marine Water Monitoring which monitors about 2,500 locations a minimum of five times a year. Please note: Shellfish water classifications in this theme may be temporarily superseded by an emergency closure order. The Department may suspend harvest in areas impacted by an intermittent pollution episode or emergency condition when the event has or may have a deleterious impact on public health. Public notice will be provided of any emergency closures. However, if there are any questions about the suitability of a shellfish growing are for harvest, please contact the Bureau of Marine Water Monitoring at (609) 748-2000. THE SHELLFISH GROWING CLASSIFICATION THEME IS A GRAPHIC REPRESENTATION OF THE CLASSIFICATION REGULATIONS AND IS PROVIDED FOR GENERAL INFORMATION ONLY. SEE 7:12-1 ET SEQ. FOR THE FULL TEXT AND AREA DESCRIPTIONS
Purpose:
These regulations are designed to protect public health by preventing the harvest and consumption of contaminated shellfish from New Jersey's waters.
Supplemental_Information:
The time period of this data will include data as early as 1996 and as recent to the "edition" date listed in this metadata record. The data is dependent on the amounts of samples collected at the various stations throughout the coast.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Currentness_Reference: Ground condition
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20010101
Ending_Date: 20170831
Status:
Progress: In work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: annually
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -75.563871
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -73.902958
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 40.519769
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 38.839327
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: biota
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: User
Theme_Keyword: NJDEP
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: EPA GIS Keyword Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: Ocean
Theme_Keyword: Buffer
Theme_Keyword: Designated
Theme_Keyword: Environmental
Theme_Keyword: Boundary
Theme_Keyword: Delineation
Theme_Keyword: Chart
Theme_Keyword: Classification
Theme_Keyword: Shellfish
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: New Jersey
Place_Keyword: NJ
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) Data Distribution Agreement. The data provided herein are distributed subject to the following conditions and restrictions: NJDEP assumes no responsibility to maintain them in any manner or form and disclaims any duty or obligation to either maintain availability of or to update the data.
Terms of Agreement
1. All data is provided, as is, without any representation or warranty of any kind, implied, expressed or statutory including, but not limited to, the warranties of non-infringement of third party rights, title, merchantability or fitness for a particular use, freedom from computer virus nor are any such warranties to be implied with respect to the digital data layers furnished hereunder. User is responsible for understanding the accuracy limitations of all digital data layers provided herein, as documented in the accompanying cross-reference files (see SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION). Any reproduction or manipulation of the above data must ensure that the coordinate reference system remains intact.
2. Digital data received from the NJDEP may not be reproduced or redistributed without all the metadata provided.
3. Any maps, publications, reports, or other documents produced as a result of this project that utilize this 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 or endorsed."
4. NJDEP makes no warranty that digital data are free of Copyright or Trademark claims or other restrictions or limitations on free use or display. Making a copy of this data may be subject to the copyright of trademark laws.
Security_Information:
Security_Classification_System: FIPS Pub 199
Security_Classification: Unclassified
Security_Handling_Description: Standard Technical Controls
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Water Monitoring
Contact_Person: Nguyen, Julie
Contact_Position: Environmental Specialist 2
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing
Address: 929 E Stony Hill Rd Land Use
City: Leeds Point
State_or_Province: NJ
Postal_Code: 08220
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 609-748-2000
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Julie.Nguyen@dep.nj.gov
Contact_Instructions: via email

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report: None
Logical_Consistency_Report: Tests for integrity have not been performed
Completeness_Report:
No information on the features represented regarding omissions, selection criteria, generalization, definitions used, and other rules used to derive the data set.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report: None
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Date: 20010101
Process_Description:
A routine for gathering water samples at specified stations throughout the marine waters of NJ is performed. These results are then analyzed and studied for potential fecal coliform contamination. The scores that each sample receives is entered into a statistical program that determines the quality of a station over a period of time. All stations are looked at within a general area and classified into approved, prohibited, special restricted, or seasonal depending on their results.
Process_Step:
Process_Date: 20040101
Process_Description: 18 new entries added for 2004 edition.
Process_Step:
Process_Date: 20050101
Process_Description: 6 new entries added for 2005 edition.
Process_Step:
Process_Date: 20050102
Process_Description: Data updated to correct polygon error.
Process_Step:
Process_Date: 20070101
Process_Description:
Sizes for 6 polygons were changed. Some areas were downgraded and these area's acreages were reduced for certain classification status while others increased.
Process_Step:
Process_Date: 20080101
Process_Description:
Data updated to correct 16 polygon errors. 6 new entries added for 2007 edition. 3 new entries added for 2008 edition.
Process_Step:
Process_Date: 20090101
Process_Description:
Status field changes (3 downgrades) made and six polygon changes in size due to these three downgrades
Process_Step:
Process_Date: 20110101
Process_Description:
Status field changes (3 downgrades and 4 upgrades). As a results, seven polygons change in sizes.
Process_Step:
Process_Date: 20120101
Process_Description: Status field changes (1 downgrades)
Process_Step:
Process_Date: 20140101
Process_Description: Status field changes (6 downgrades)
Process_Step:
Process_Date: 20150101
Process_Description:
Status field changes (4 downgrades) and added new enumerated domain value "SX" to attribute label "STATUS"
Process_Step:
Process_Date: 20160101
Process_Description:
Status field changes (4 upgrades, 12 downgrades, and 2 suspensions) and revised status field in attribute table
Process_Step:
Process_Date: 20180101
Process_Description: Status field changes (5 suspensions)
Source_Information:
Source_Scale_Denominator: 0
Type_of_Source_Media: onLine
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: NOAA ENC
Source_Contribution:
Data include coastal topography, bathymetry, landmarks, geographic place names, and marine boundaries, which were used to help classify the marine waters of NJ based on the NSSP regulations.
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20080101
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ENC
Publication_Date: 20080101
Title: NOAA-Office of Coastal Survey
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Unknown
Issue_Identification: Unknown
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Washington D.C.
Publisher: NOAA
Online_Linkage: <http://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/mcd/enc/index.htm>
Source_Information:
Source_Scale_Denominator: 50000
Type_of_Source_Media: hardcopyDiazo
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: USGS CIR
Source_Contribution: We used the CIRs as a base map to create the dataset
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19950101
Ending_Date: 19970101
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: USGS
Publication_Date: 19950101
Title: 1995/1997 CIR Photographic Transparencies
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, VA
Publisher: USGS
Other_Citation_Details:
These are standard color infrared (CIR) transparencies captured as part of the National Aerial Photography Program (NAPP). These were scanned by the USGS to create standard Digital Ortho Quarterquads (DOQs).
Online_Linkage: <http://www.usgs.gov/>
Source_Information:
Source_Scale_Denominator: 0
Type_of_Source_Media: CD-ROM
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Nauticals
Source_Contribution:
The nautical chart information was used to help classify the marine waters of NJ based on the NSSP regulations.
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: unknown
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Publication_Date: unknown
Title: NOAA Nautical Charts
Series_Information:
Series_Name: NOAA Nautical Charts
Issue_Identification: Unknown
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Washington D.C.
Publisher: NOAA
Online_Linkage: <http://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/mcd/Raster/>

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: Complete chain
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 517

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: Envr_admin_shellfish_bnd
Entity_Type_Definition: Shellfish water classifications along NJ coast
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: NJDEP-BMW
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: OBJECTID
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: STATUS
Attribute_Definition: Shellfish water classification along New Jersey coast.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NJDEP_BMW
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Approved
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Approved-harvest permitted under any conditions
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NJDEP_BMW
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Conditionally Approved (Jan)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Conditionally Approved (Jan)-harvest permitted from January 1st thru April 30th of the year
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NJDEP_BMW
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Conditionally Approved (Nov)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Conditionally Approved (Nov)-harvest permitted from November 1st thru April 30th of the year
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NJDEP_BMW
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Prohibited
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Prohibited-harvest not allowed under any conditions
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NJDEP_BMW
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Restricted
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Restricted-harvest allowed with a special permit requiring further purification before sale
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NJDEP_BMW
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Suspended
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Suspended-harvesting not allowed
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NJDEP_BMW
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Attribute_Definition_Source: Esri
Attribute_Domain_Values:
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Attribute:
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Attribute_Definition_Source: Esri
Attribute_Domain_Values:
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Attribute:
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Attribute_Definition_Source: Esri
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
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Attribute_Definition_Source: Esri
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
Note: Attribute headings may be truncated in Shapefile format. Additionally, the attribute OBJECTID is changed to FID in the Shapefile format.
Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation: Unknown

Distribution_Information:
Resource_Description: Downloadable Data
Distribution_Liability:
Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system at NJDEP, 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 also strongly recommended that careful attention be paid to the contents of the metadata file associated with these data to evaluate data set limitations, restrictions or intended use. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of the data described and/or contained herein.
Standard_Order_Process:
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Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name:
DEP distributes ESRI .SHP and/or GDB. Some data may be NJ GeoWeb "display only" layers.
Format_Version_Number: 10.x
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: <http://www.nj.gov/dep/gis/listall.html>
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: <http://www.nj.gov/dep/gis/geowebsplash.htm>
Fees: None
Ordering_Instructions: None
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NJDEP
Contact_Person: NJDEP/DOIT/Bureau of GIS (Data Distribution)
Contact_Position: NJDEP GIS Downloads
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 401 East State Street
City: Trenton
State_or_Province: NJ
Postal_Code: 08625
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 609-777-0672
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 609-292-7900
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gisnet@dep.nj.gov
Contact_Instructions: via email

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20180112
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NJDEP, Marine Water Monitoring
Contact_Person: Julie Nguyen
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing
Address: 401 East State Street
City: Trenton
State_or_Province: NJ
Postal_Code: 08625
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 609-748-2000
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Julie.Nguyen@dep.nj.gov
Contact_Instructions: via email

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