Coastal Barrier Resource System

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Ocean Service, Coastal Services Center
Publication_Date: 20110615
Title: Coastal Barrier Resource System
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Charleston, SC
Publisher: NOAA National Ocean Service, Coastal Services Center
Online_Linkage: <http://marinecadastre.gov/data/>
Online_Linkage: <http://northeastoceandata.org/>
Description:
Abstract:
The Coastal Barrier Resources Act (CBRA) of 1982 established the John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System (CBRS), comprised of undeveloped coastal barriers along the Atlantic, Gulf, and Great Lakes coasts. The law encourages the conservation of hurricane prone, biologically rich coastal barriers by restricting Federal expenditures that encourage development, such as Federal flood insurance through the National Flood Insurance Program. CBRA is a free-market approach to conservation. These areas can be developed, but Federal taxpayers do not underwrite the investments. CBRA saves taxpayer dollars and encourages conservation at the same time. CBRA has saved over $1 billion and will save millions more in the future. Approximately 3.1 million acres of land and associated aquatic habitat are part of the CBRS. The Fish and Wildlife Service maintains the repository for CBRA maps enacted by Congress that depict the CBRS. The Service also advises Federal agencies, landowners, and Congress regarding whether properties are in or out of the CBRS, and what kind of Federal expenditures are allowed in the CBRS.
Purpose:
To support coastal planning and other activities pursuant to the Coastal Zone Management Act, Energy Policy Act, Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, National Environmental Policy Act, Rivers and Harbors Act and the Submerged Lands Act.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 09/30/1982-10/15/2008
Currentness_Reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -74.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -65.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 46.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 37.0
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: Coastal Barrier Resources System
Theme_Keyword: CBRS
Theme_Keyword: CBRA
Theme_Keyword: CBRS Unit
Theme_Keyword: Otherwise Protected Area
Theme_Keyword: Flood Insurance Prohibition
Theme_Keyword: CBIA
Theme_Keyword: John H. Chafee
Theme_Keyword: Coastal Barrier
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: environment
Theme_Keyword: oceans
Place:
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: Atlantic
Place_Keyword: Buzzards Bay
Place_Keyword: Cape Cod Bay
Place_Keyword: Casco Bay
Place_Keyword: Connecticut
Place_Keyword: Gulf of Maine
Place_Keyword: Long Island Sound
Place_Keyword: Maine
Place_Keyword: Massachusetts
Place_Keyword: Massachusetts Bay
Place_Keyword: Nantucket Sound
Place_Keyword: New Hampshire
Place_Keyword: New York
Place_Keyword: Penobscot Bay
Place_Keyword: Rhode Island
Place_Keyword: Rhode Island Sound
Place_Keyword: Vineyard Sound
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
User must read and fully comprehend the metadata prior to data use. User must acknowledge the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as the originator when using the data set as a source. User must share data products developed using this source data set with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Data should not be used beyond the limits of the source scale. The data set is NOT a survey document and should not be utilized as such. The data set is NOT to be used for definitive in/out determinations.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Clearinghouse Manager
Contact_Organization: NOAA Coastal Services Center
Contact_Position: Clearinghouse Manager
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 2234 South Hobson Avenue
City: Charleston
State_or_Province: SC
Postal_Code: 29405-2413
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 843-740-1200
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 843-740-1224
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: [email protected] gov
Contact_Instructions: <http://www.csc.noaa.gov/>
Security_Information:
Security_Classification_System: FIPS Pub 199
Security_Classification: No Confidentiality
Security_Handling_Description: Standard Technical Controls
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 3; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.3.1.3000

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Independent quality control checks were conducted on all attributes.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Topological checks were conducted to ensure that no polygons overlap and that adjacent boundaries are coincident where appropriate.
Completeness_Report:
In most cases the seaward boundary of a CBRS unit is defined by the 30 foot bathymetric contour rather than a hard boundary depicted on the official source map. In these cases, the digital boundaries have been terminated by connecting the ends of the lateral boundaries on the seaward side. Therefore, the actual CBRS seaward boundary may extend farther offshore.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
This data set was compiled to meet forty feet horizontal accuracy at the ninety-five percent confidence level relative to the official CBRS maps. Independent quality control checks were conducted to validate horizontal accuracy.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service
Title: Official CBRS source maps
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map
Online_Linkage: <http://www.fws.gov/gis/data/national/index.html>
Source_Scale_Denominator: 24000
Type_of_Source_Media: paper
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 09/30/1982
Ending_Date: 10/15/2008
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: CBRS source maps
Source_Contribution: Location of CBRS boundaries
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Source data from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service was acquired and filtered to remove data beyond the Northeast Regional Ocean Council vicinity.
Process_Date: 20101122

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: Ring composed of arcs

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 0.000001
Longitude_Resolution: 0.000001
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 1980
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222
Vertical_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Altitude_System_Definition:
Altitude_Resolution: 0.000100
Altitude_Encoding_Method:
Explicit elevation coordinate included with horizontal coordinates

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: CoastalBarrierResourceSystem
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SHAPE_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.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Unit
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: UNIT
Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape_Leng
Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape
Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Unit_Type
Attribute_Definition: Length of feature in internal units.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape_Length
Attribute_Definition: Length of feature in internal units.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
CBRS Units -The Coastal Barrier Resources Act (CBRA) of 1982 designated undeveloped coastal barrier lands and associated aquatic habitat as part of the Coastal Barrier Resources System (CBRS). These CBRS units carry Federal funding prohibitions as specified in CBRA. The CBRS currently includes 585 System units, which add up to approximately 1.3 million acres of land and associated aquatic habitat. Otherwise Protected Areas - The Coastal Barrier Improvement Act of 1990 expanded the CBRS and created a new category of lands known as otherwise protected areas (OPAs). OPA designations add a layer of Federal protection to coastal barriers already held for conservation or recreation, such as national wildlife refuges, national parks and seashores, state and county parks, and land owned by private groups for conservation or recreational purposes, and discourage development of privately owned inholdings. The only Federal funding prohibition within OPAs is Federal flood insurance. The CBRS currently includes 272 OPAs which add up to approximately 1.8 million acres of land and associated aquatic habitat.

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NOAA Coastal Services Center
Contact_Person: Clearinghouse Manager
Contact_Position: Clearinghouse Manager
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 2234 South Hobson Avenue
City: Charleston
State_or_Province: SC
Postal_Code: 29405-2413
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 843-740-1200
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 843-740-1224
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: [email protected] gov
Contact_Instructions: <http://www.csc.noaa.gov/>
Resource_Description: Downloadable Data
Distribution_Liability:
Users must assume responsibility to determine the appropriate use of these data. DATA SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR LEGALLY BINDING APPLICATIONS.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Transfer_Size: 3.516

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20110615
Metadata_Review_Date: 20100401
Metadata_Future_Review_Date: 20120615
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Clearinghouse Manager
Contact_Organization: NOAA Coastal Services Center
Contact_Position: Clearinghouse Manager
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 2234 South Hobson Avenue
City: Charleston
State_or_Province: SC
Postal_Code: 29405-2413
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 843-740-1200
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 843-740-1224
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: [email protected] gov
Contact_Instructions: <http://www.csc.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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