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EPA/OW Permit Compliance System for BASINS Version 3 in CONUS


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency/Office of Water/OST
Publication_Date: 20010330
Title: EPA/OW Permit Compliance System for BASINS Version 3 in CONUS
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Washington, D.C.
Publisher: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Online_Linkage:
For BASINS model and data For further documentation and information on PCS For PCS data
Description:
Abstract:
Whenever appropriate, portions of this metadata were directly taken from the metadata of the original data set.

PCS is a national computerized management information system that automates entry, updating, and retrieval of National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) data and tracks permit issuance, permit limits and monitoring data, and other data pertaining to facilities regulated under NPDES. PCS records water-discharge permit data on more than 75,000 facilities nationwide.

The NPDES permit program regulates direct discharges from municipal and industrial wastewater treatment facilities that discharge into the navigable waters of the United States. Wastewater treatment facilities (also called "point sources") are issued NPDES permits regulating their discharge.

For distribution with BASINS v.2.0, the spatial attributes of the database were prepared in Arcview shape file format while selected relational attributes were prepared in Arcview DBF file format.

For distribution with BASINS v.3.0, the spatial and tabular attributes were obtained from the EPA's national PCS database (DB2 mainframe) and Envirofacts Database (Oracle). Locational data (i.e. lat/long) were primarily obtained from the Envirofacts database and supplemented by the PCS database on the mainframe.



Purpose:

The PCS database was developed for tracking permit, compliance and enforcement status, to meet the informational needs of the NPDES program under the Clean Water Act. It is a dynamic system that supports the NPDES program at the state, regional and national levels.


Supplemental_Information:

References_Cited:

"Envirofacts Warehouse", , Environmental Protection Agency, updated monthly.

"Envirofacts Database Description Document Version 2.0," SDC-0055-051-MA-5031, Environmental Protection Agency, September 30, 1996.

"System Requirements Document for the Geospatial Data Component Of ESDLS Version 2.0," SDC-0055-065-KF-5043, Environmental Protection Agency, September 30, 1996.

"Design Document for the Geospatial Data Component of ESDLS Version 2.0," SDC-0055-065-KF-5034, Environmental Protection Agency, September 30, 1996.

"Design Document for Locational Reference Tables in Envirofacts Version 2.1," SDC-0055-091-RP-6013, Environmental Protection Agency, January 21, 1997.

Limitations_of_Data included in BASINS 2.0: Not all PCS facilities reported in the coterminous U.S. are included. For example, facilities with no assigned coordinates cannot be included. Locational coordinates are assigned based on the facility station itself and not at the discharge pipe levels.

For distribution with Basins 3.0, pcs facilities without latitude/longitude information are saved in the *.dbf formate grouped by state. Facilities with obviously incorrect latitudes/longitudes (e.g. those that fall outside the boundaries of the United States) are stored in a separate file called misc.dbf.



Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 1990
Ending_Date: 1999
Currentness_Reference: Publication Date

Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As Needed

Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -127.97564
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -65.25502
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 48.27508
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 22.86745

Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: Permit Compliance System
Theme_Keyword: PCS Facility Locations
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: Geographic Names Information System
Place_Keyword: Conterminous United States of America (CONUS)
Place_Keyword: Alabama AL
Place_Keyword: Arizona AZ
Place_Keyword: Arkansas AR
Place_Keyword: California CA
Place_Keyword: Colorado CO
Place_Keyword: Connecticut CT
Place_Keyword: Delaware DE
Place_Keyword: District of Columbia DC
Place_Keyword: Florida FL
Place_Keyword: Georgia GA
Place_Keyword: Idaho ID
Place_Keyword: Illinois IL
Place_Keyword: Indiana IN
Place_Keyword: Iowa IA
Place_Keyword: Kansas KS
Place_Keyword: Kentucky KY
Place_Keyword: Louisiana LA
Place_Keyword: Maine ME
Place_Keyword: Maryland MD
Place_Keyword: Massachusetts MA
Place_Keyword: Michigan MI
Place_Keyword: Minnesota MN
Place_Keyword: Mississippi MS
Place_Keyword: Missouri MO
Place_Keyword: Montana MT
Place_Keyword: Nebraska NE
Place_Keyword: Nevada NV
Place_Keyword: New Hampshire NH
Place_Keyword: New Jersey NJ
Place_Keyword: New Mexico NM
Place_Keyword: New York NY
Place_Keyword: North Carolina NC
Place_Keyword: North Dakota ND
Place_Keyword: Ohio OH
Place_Keyword: Oklahoma OK
Place_Keyword: Oregon OR
Place_Keyword: Pennsylvania PA
Place_Keyword: Rhode Island RI
Place_Keyword: South Carolina SC
Place_Keyword: South Dakota SD
Place_Keyword: Tennessee TN
Place_Keyword: Texas TX
Place_Keyword: Utah UT
Place_Keyword: Vermont VT
Place_Keyword: Virginia VA
Place_Keyword: Washington WA
Place_Keyword: West Virginia WV
Place_Keyword: Wisconsin WI
Place_Keyword: Wyoming WY

Access_Constraints: None.

Use_Constraints: None. Acknowledgement of the U.S. EPA would be appreciated.


Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Point features present.
Completeness_Report:
See Supplemental_Information
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
For BASINS 3. On the basis of availability of latitude/longitude information from the PCS database as well as the Envirofacts LRT table, a set of two new fields, BLAT and BLONG were created. These two fields represented the most accurate latitude/longitude information available on the facility. BLAT was assigned latitude information from Envirofacts EF_Lat if it was available. If not, BLAT was assigned latitude information from PCS_Lat. BLONG took longitude information from Envirofacts EF_Long if available. If not, BLONG took latitude information from PCS_Long.

Using Arcview, the datafile was brought in as an event theme. The fields used to map the event theme were BLAT and BLONG, containing the most accurate lat/long information on the facility. A shapefile was made to produce a single point theme that contains the locations of EPA regulated facilities for the entire conterminous U.S. The shape file that contains the point locations of PCS facilities was generated by selecting only the facilities that fall under the PCS program system. Facilities that are shown to be located (e.g. based on lat-long coordinates) outside the land boundary of the conterminous U.S. were also included as a separate file. Facilities that are supposedly located in a particular state (e.g. based on the NPDES number of the facility) but are actually shown outside the state as determined by its locational coordinates were also included as a separate file.

The shapefile was spatially joined to a coverage of eight-digit Hydrologic Cataloging Units HUCs of the United States. This enabled the population of the BCU field, which identified which Hydrologic Cataloging Unit (CU) each facility was located in. In ArcView the PCS3 coverage was clipped within the spatial extent of the 8 digit CUs that intersected the region.


For distribution with BASINS v3.0, the national coverage was split into a series of ten coverages that included the spatial extent of each of the ten U.S. EPA Regions, plus the hydrologic accounting units that crossed region boundaries. The ten regional coverages therefore overlapped at regional boundaries.

ERROR CHECKING: Facilities with incorrect latitude/longitude information might be found in other regions due to spatial selection.

Secondary files included PCS3 downloaded sites, with no latitude/longitude information, but which could be identified by which state they were located within. These db files are identified by the two character state FIPS code near the PCS3.dbf file.

The related tables which contain the annual loading estimates were obtained from the table PCS_LOADINGS. The tables can be matched with the facility information by the facility id field.

The coverages were distributed in ArcView shapefile format.


Process_Date: 20001201



Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 0.0001
Longitude_Resolution: 0.0001
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal Degrees
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257


Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: PCS3.DBF and (2 character state FIPS code).DBF
Entity_Type_Definition: PCS point attribute table
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SHAPE
Attribute_Definition: ArcView field indicating shapetype of point features.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Assigned
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: point
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: character
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: calculated
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: NPDES
Attribute_Definition: PCS unique ID copied from attribute ID
Attribute_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 9
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: character ID values
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FAC_NAME
Attribute_Definition: Name of the facility or site
Attribute_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 30
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: character ID values
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database

Attribute:
Attribute_Label: OWNERSHIP
Attribute_Definition: A three digit code describing ownership classification
Attribute_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 7
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: character ID values
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: NEW_STATUS
Attribute_Definition:
New Source/New Discharge, indicates a new facility with no previous discharge permit.
Attribute_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 9
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: character ID values
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: STREAM_CLS
Attribute_Definition: Facility Receiving Stream Classification
Attribute_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 9
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: character ID values
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: EPA Locational Reference Tables
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: NEW_DATE
Attribute_Definition: New source/new discharge date (mmddyy).
Attribute_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 9
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: character ID values
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PRETREAT
Attribute_Definition:
Indicates if the permitted municipality is required to develop a pretreatment program.
Attribute_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 9
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: character ID values
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FAC_UPDATE
Attribute_Definition: Facility last update date (mmddyy)
Attribute_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 9
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: character ID values
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: REC_POTW
Attribute_Definition:
Receiving POTW ID - Municipal POTWs that receive discharge from Industrial Users to be monitored by PPETS
Attribute_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 9
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: character ID values
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PCS_LAT
Attribute_Definition: Latitude information from PCS database
Attribute_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 16.8
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: floating point number
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PCS_LONG
Attribute_Definition: Latitude information from PCS database
Attribute_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 15.8
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: floating point number
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LATLONG_AC
Attribute_Definition: The technical accuracy of the latitude and longitude data
Attribute_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 9
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: character
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: EPA Locational Reference Tables
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: EF_LAT
Attribute_Definition:
Latitude based on data from USEPA's Envirofacts Locational Reference Tables (LRT).
Attribute_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 14.6
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: floating point number
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: EPA Locational Reference Tables
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: EF_LONG
Attribute_Definition:
Longitude based on data from USEPA's Envirofacts Locational Reference Tables (LRT).
Attribute_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 13.6
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: floating point number
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: EPA Locational Reference Tables
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: EF_ACC_M
Attribute_Definition: Technical accuracy of latitude and longitude data in meters
Attribute_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 9
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: integer number
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: EPA Locational Reference Tables
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: BLAT
Attribute_Definition: Latitude based on best available data.
Attribute_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 17.8
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: floating point number
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: EPA Locational Reference Tables
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: BLONG
Attribute_Definition: Longitude based on best available data.
Attribute_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 18.8
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: floating point number
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: EPA Locational Reference Table
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: BFIPS
Attribute_Definition: The FIPS (state and county code) on best available data.
Attribute_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 9
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: character ID values
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: EPA Locational Reference Table
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: STATE_ID
Attribute_Definition: State Permit Number to identify or classify the state's permit
Attribute_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 9
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: character ID values
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PERM_TYPE
Attribute_Definition:
Identifies standard permits, general permit, and non-permitted National Pollutant Discharge Eliminiation System (NPDES) facilities
Attribute_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 9
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: character
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ACTIVE
Attribute_Definition: Code which indicates whether facility is currently active
Attribute_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 9
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: character
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: MAJOR_ID
Attribute_Definition: Major or minor discharger code
Attribute_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 5
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: character
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SIC2
Attribute_Definition:
The four digit code for the principal activity causing the discharge at the facility as defined by the 1987 Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Manual.
Attribute_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 4
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: character
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SIC2D
Attribute_Definition: Description of SIC code
Attribute_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 30
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: character
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: IND_CLASS
Attribute_Definition: The industrial classification of the facility.
Attribute_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 9
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: character
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: EPA_REG
Attribute_Definition:
A two-digit code, 01 through 10, used to identify the EPA Region in which the facility is located
Attribute_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 2
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: character
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: STATE
Attribute_Definition:
State Code - The two character alphabetic state code as defined by the Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) Publication 5-1
Attribute_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 2
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: character
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CITY
Attribute_Definition: Name of city where facility is located
Attribute_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 20
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: character
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: COUNTY
Attribute_Definition: Name of county where facility is located
Attribute_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 20
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: character
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LOC_NAME
Attribute_Definition: Name of entity located at the facility's physical address
Attribute_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 30
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: character
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ADDRESS1
Attribute_Definition: Street address of entity
Attribute_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 30
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: character
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database

Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ADDRESS2
Attribute_Definition: Street address of entity
Attribute_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 30
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: character
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FAC_CITY
Attribute_Definition: Name of the mailing city or town of the facility.
Attribute_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 30
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: character
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FAC_STATE
Attribute_Definition:
State or territory code in which the facility is physically located
Attribute_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 2
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: character
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ZIP_CODE
Attribute_Definition:
Zip code of the address of the physical location of the facility
Attribute_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 9
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: character
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: TELE
Attribute_Definition: Telephone number of the facility
Attribute_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 10
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: character
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database

Attribute:
Attribute_Label: RIV_BASIN
Attribute_Definition: Major/minor river basin name.
Attribute_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 20
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: character
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CU
Attribute_Definition: Facility USGS Hydrologic Unit Code - 8 digit code assigned USGS
Attribute_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 8
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: character
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: STREAM_SEG
Attribute_Definition:
A four-character code assigned for facilities by EPA to identify stretches of water from one significant event to another, where significant event represents the mouth of a body of water, the confluence of two streams, etc.
Attribute_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 4
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: character
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: REC_WATER
Attribute_Definition:
The name of the river, stream, tributary, lake or other body of water into which the effluent is discharged.
Attribute_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 35
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: character
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: STREAM_MIL
Attribute_Definition:
A five-character field giving the length of a particular facility stream segment in miles downstream from the beginning of the stream segment.
Attribute_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 5
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: character
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PERM_AGENC
Attribute_Definition: Type of Permit issued. Indicator whether EPA or state.
Attribute_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 5
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: character
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LIMIT_ID
Attribute_Definition:
A facility is considered to be on final effluent limits when the permittee has completed all necessary construction to achieve the ultimate effluent limitation in the permit reflecting secondary treatment, best practicable control technology (BPT), best available technology (BAT), or more stringent limitations, such as state required limitations or water quality based limitations, or less stringent limitations established by a variance or a waiver.
Attribute_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 1
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: character
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: BSOURCE
Attribute_Definition: Source of LAT/LONG data, either EF or PCS
Attribute_Definition_Source: Assigned
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 3
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: character
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Assigned
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FLOW_RATE
Attribute_Definition: The average flow (MGD) that a permitted facility was designed.
Attribute_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 12.5
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: floating point number
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: BSEG
Attribute_Definition: Three digit stream segment identifier
Attribute_Definition_Source: Assigned
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 3
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: character
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Assigned
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PERM_ISSUE
Attribute_Definition: Date (mmddyy) current permit was issued/signed
Attribute_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 6
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: character
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: INACTIVE
Attribute_Definition: Date (mmddyy) on which facility become inactive or active
Attribute_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 6
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: character
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PERMIT_DAT
Attribute_Definition: Date (mmddyy) current permit was issued/signed
Attribute_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 6
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: character
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PERMIT_EXP
Attribute_Definition: Date (mmddyy) current permit will expire
Attribute_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 6
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: character ID values
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PERMIT_EFF
Attribute_Definition: Permit effective date (mmddyy)
Attribute_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 6
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: character
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PERMIT_MOD
Attribute_Definition: Permit modification date (mmddyy)
Attribute_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 6
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: character
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: BCU
Attribute_Definition: Cataloging unit assigned from ArcView spatial join with USGS CU
Attribute_Definition_Source: USGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 8
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: character
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Assigned
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: EFF_GUIDE
Attribute_Definition: Effluent Limitation Guidelines (ELG) for the facility
Attribute_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 30
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: character
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: MAJOR_STAT
Attribute_Definition:
Previous Status - Indicates the last change and the current value of the major rating status.
Attribute_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 16
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: character
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: APP_TYPE
Attribute_Definition:
Type of application - the type of application form the facility submit
Attribute_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 14
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: character
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: (8 digit number of CU).DBF
Entity_Type_Definition:
PCS related table that contain annual estimated pollutant loadings
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PARM
Attribute_Definition:
A five digit parameter code. Usually the STORET parameter code; however, for toxicity testing parameters, it is a PCS-devised parameter code.
Attribute_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 10
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: character ID values
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: NPDES
Attribute_Definition:
NPDES Number - For Permitted NPDES Facilities. A nine character code used to uniquely identify a permitted NPDES facility.
Attribute_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 10
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: character ID values
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: YEAR
Attribute_Definition: Year for which the loading was reported
Attribute_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 6
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Floating point number
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CONC
Attribute_Definition: Concentration of loading (lbs/year)
Attribute_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 20,5
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Floating point number
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FLOW
Attribute_Definition: Conduit based flow at the facility for reported year (MGD).
Attribute_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 20,5
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Floating point number
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LOAD
Attribute_Definition:
Estimated loading calculated with remarked data set to detection limit (lb/year)
Attribute_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 20,5
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Floating point number
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CONC_FW
Attribute_Definition: Flow-weighted concentration of loading
Attribute_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 20,5
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Floating point number
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ERROR
Attribute_Definition: Standard error of loadings
Attribute_Definition_Source: Assigned
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 20,5
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: character ID values
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Assigned
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: MONTH
Attribute_Definition: Number of months with loadings report.
Attribute_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 6
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Floating point value
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: PCS3_PRM.DBF
Entity_Type_Definition: PCS related table containing parameter codes and names
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PARM
Attribute_Definition:
A five digit parameter code. Usually the STORET parameter code; however, for toxicity testing parameters, it is a PCS-devised parameter.
Attribute_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 9
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: integer number
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PARM_NAME
Attribute_Definition: Parameter name
Attribute_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 48
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: character values
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: NUM_NPID
Attribute_Definition: Number of PCS Facilities that contain this PARM
Attribute_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 9
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: integer number
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: calculated
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: TOTAL_OBS
Attribute_Definition: Total number of observations/measurements of this PARM
Attribute_Definition_Source: EPA Envirofacts Oracle Database
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 9
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: integer number
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: calculated

Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
The PCS3.DBF table contains the primary attributes at the facility level. (2 character state FIPS code).DBF are facility records with no or incorrect latitude/longitude but where identified by their state NPDES number. The tables (8 digit CU).DBF are related tables that contain the annual load estimates of the facilities. The PCS_PRM.DBF file is a related table that contain the chemical parameter code and description.
Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation: See Entity_and_Attribute_Information



Distribution_Information:

Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: USEPA Office of Water/OST Basins
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW (4305T)
City: Washington
State_or_Province: District of Columbia
Postal_Code: 20460
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 202-566-0400
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 202-566-0409
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: basins@epa.gov
Hours_of_Service: 9-3 EST
Distribution_Liability:
Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system under contract to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), no warranty expressed or implied is made by the USEPA regarding the utility of the data on any other system, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. The USEPA will warrant the delivery of this product in computer-readable format.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name:
Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) ArcView Shapefile
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
Offline_Option:
Offline_Media: CD-ROM
Recording_Format: ISO 9660
Fees: None
Ordering_Instructions:
When requesting data by phone or mail, please inquire about spatial data sets that work with Better Assessment Science Integrating Point and Nonpoint Sources (BASINS). The BASINS web page has instructions for downloading datasets. It also has a link to The National Center for Environmental Publications and Information (NCEPI), from which BASINS CD-ROMs may be ordered. Each CD-ROM contains the BASINS v3.0 Application and this data set along with others covering the spatial extent of an EPA Region.

Metadata_Reference_Information:

Metadata_Date: 20070611
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: USEPA Office of Water/waterscience/SHPD Basins
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW (4305T)
City: Washington
State_or_Province: District of Columbia
Postal_Code: 20460
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 202-566-0400
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 202-566-0409
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: basins@epa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998


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