NJDEP Shellfish Classification 2005 for New Jersey

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), Division of Land Use Planning, Bureau of Marine Water Monitoring (BMW)
Publication_Date: 20050818
Title: NJDEP Shellfish Classification 2005 for New Jersey
Edition: 20050818
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Leeds Point, NJ
Publisher: Bureau of Marine Water Monitoring
Online_Linkage:
<http://www.state.nj.us/dep/gis/digidownload/zips/statewide/shellfish.zip>
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. Special Restricted - harvest allowed with a special permit requiring further purification of the shellfish before sale. Seasonal (Nov - Apr) - and Seasonal (Jan - Apr) - where harvest is permitted only during certain seasons 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Shellfish water classifications in this theme may be temporarily superceded by an emergency closure order.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 as 2005. The data is dependant on the amounts of samples collected at the various stations throughout the coast.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 1996
Beginning_Time: unknown
Ending_Date: 2005
Ending_Time: unknown
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
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West_Bounding_Coordinate: -75.563871
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -73.902957
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 40.519787
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 38.839331
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Theme_Keyword: water
Theme_Keyword: shellfish
Theme_Keyword: classification
Theme_Keyword: fecal coliform
Theme_Keyword: pollution
Theme_Keyword: closures
Theme_Keyword: prohibited
Theme_Keyword: approved
Theme_Keyword: special restricted
Theme_Keyword: mussels
Theme_Keyword: estuaries
Theme_Keyword: clams
Theme_Keyword: contaminants
Theme_Keyword: environmental health
Theme_Keyword: ocean
Theme_Keyword: clamming
Theme_Keyword: depuration
Theme_Keyword: permits
Theme_Keyword: NJDEP
Theme_Keyword: environment
Theme_Keyword: biota
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: environment
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Place_Keyword: NJ
Place_Keyword: nj
Place_Keyword: New Jersey
Place_Keyword: coast
Place_Keyword: marine
Place_Keyword: ocean
Place_Keyword: estuaries
Place_Keyword: estuary
Temporal:
Temporal_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Temporal_Keyword: 2005
Access_Constraints: none
Use_Constraints:
Data Distribution Agreement (NJDEP) Agrees to abide by the terms and conditions of the following:

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 Data Dictionary and Readme files. 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 for any purpose other than the specified contractual work. All copies of NJDEP GIS 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.

Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name:
<http://www.state.nj.us/dep/gis/digidownload/images/statewide/shellfish.gif>
Browse_Graphic_File_Description: image of shellfish classification is on main page.
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Accuracy was checked by observing any blank, or odd characters within the field. Further examination was done to ensure that the database was consistent with the regulations for National Shellfish Sanitation Program.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Through the use of ArcView there was a visual checked for topology consistency and we are reasonably sure that there are no duplicate polygons, unclosed polygons, slivers, intersections without nodes, and mislabeled polygons.
Completeness_Report: Unknown
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report: Unknown
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy:
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Report: None
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: USGS
Publication_Date: 1995
Title: 1995/97 CIR photographic transparencies
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: remote-sensing image
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://edc.usgs.gov/>
Source_Scale_Denominator: 40000
Type_of_Source_Media: transparency
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 1995
Beginning_Time: unknown
Ending_Date: 1997
Ending_Time: unknown
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: USGS CIR
Source_Contribution: We used the CIRs as a base map to create this dataset.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: NOAA Nautical Charts
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: raster digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Washington D.C.
Publisher: NOAA
Source_Scale_Denominator: unknown
Type_of_Source_Media: CD-ROM
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: unknown
Time_of_Day: unknown
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
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.
Process_Step:
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_Date: 20010930
Process_Step:
Process_Description: 18 new entries added for 2004 edition.
Process_Date: 2004
Process_Step:
Process_Description: 6 new entries added for 2005 edition.
Process_Date: 20050708
Process_Step:
Process_Description: Data updated to correct polygon error.
Process_Date: 200508
Time_of_Day: 16270100
Cloud_Cover: 0

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
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Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 826

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
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Grid_Coordinate_System:
Grid_Coordinate_System_Name: State Plane Coordinate System 1983
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Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: Shellfish Water Classifications
Entity_Type_Definition: Shellfish water classifications along NJ coast
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: NJDEP-BMW
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Attribute_Label: FID
Attribute_Definition: Internal feature number.
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Attribute_Domain_Values:
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Attribute:
Attribute_Label: STATUS
Attribute_Definition: Shellfish water classification status
Attribute_Definition_Source: NJDEP-BMW
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Enumerated_Domain:
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Special Restricted - harvest allowed with a special permit requiring further purification before sale
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NJDEP-BMW
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: S
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Seasonal (Nov - Apr) - harvest permitted during only certain seasons of the year
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NJDEP-BMW
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: SJ
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Seasonal (Jan - Apr) - harvest permitted only during certain seasons of the year.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NJDEP-BMW
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: A
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Approved - harvest permitted under any conditions.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NJDEP-BMW

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NJDEP/OIRM/BGIS
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: PO Box 428
City: Trenton
State_or_Province: New Jersey
Postal_Code: 08060
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 609-777-0672
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 609-292-7900
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gisnet@dep.state.nj.us
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. Also see "Use Constraints".
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20050817
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Mike Kusmiesz
Contact_Organization: Bureau of Marine Water Monitoring
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: Marine Water Monitoring
Address: 929 Stoney Hill Rd.
City: Leeds Point
State_or_Province: NJ
Postal_Code: 08220
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (609) 748 - 2000
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Mike.Kusmiesz@dep.state.nj.us
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