Metadata: Feedlots in Minnesota

Feedlots in Minnesota

This page last updated: 01/15/2020
Metadata created using Minnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines


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  1. Overview
  2. Data Quality
  3. Data Organization
  4. Coordinate System
  5. Attributes
  6. Distribution - Get Data
  7. Metadata Reference

Section 1: Overview

Originator:Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

Title: Feedlots in Minnesota

Abstract: This dataset contains point representations of the locations of animal feedlot facilities in Minnesota.The data includes contact information, registration/permit information, animal counts, animal units, and information about nearby water bodies.

Purpose: The locations of animal feedlots provide information and context to support decisions on animal health, land use, and maintaining environmental quality.

Time Period of Content Date:

Currentness Reference: These data are refreshed daily and pushed out to the Minnesota GDRS and the Minnesota Geospatial Commons.

Progress:

Maintenance and Update Frequency: Daily

Spatial Extent of Data: Minnesota

Bounding Coordinates: -97.23
-89.53
49.37
43.5

Place Keywords: Minnesota

Theme Keywords: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, Pollution Control Agency, facilities, permits, registrations, feedlot, environment, health, location, structure, groundwater, surface water, farming, animal, cafo, livestock, animal units

Theme Keyword Thesaurus:

Access Constraints: None

Use Constraints: None

Contact Person Information: Data Desk,
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
520 Lafayette Rd N
St. Paul, MN  55155
Phone:
Email: datadesk.mpca@state.mn.us

Browse Graphic: None available

Associated Data Sets:

Section 2: Data Quality

Attribute Accuracy:

Logical Consistency:

Completeness:

Horizontal Positional Accuracy: Horizontal Accuracy is variable by feature. The accuracy of an individual feature can be determined by the value of the METHOD_DESC column.


Lineage: This dataset has been exported from the MPCA's enterprise database and reflect our knowledge of these features at the time of export. (master file subject_item data).

Section 3: Spatial Data Organization (not used in this metadata)


Section 4: Coordinate System

Horizontal Coordinate Scheme: Universal Transverse Mercator

UTM Zone Number: 15

Horizontal Datum: NAD83

Horizontal Units: meters

Vertical Datum:

Vertical Units:

Depth Datum:

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Section 5: Attributes

Overview:

Detailed Citation:

Table Detail:
mpca_feedlots - tt (t)
Field Name Valid Values Definition Definition Source
OBJECTID
-
Internal feature number ESRI
ITEM_ID
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The unique ID that defines an item. master_ai_id + '-' + subject_item_category_code + subject_item_id
AI_ID
-
Tempo database ID for the feedlot, agency_interest_id
INT_DOC_ID
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int_doc_id a Tempo database internal document ID - a zero value represents the master file, the master version of this feature that is shared by all MPCA's programs.
SI_CAT
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subject_item_category_code
SI_ID
-
subject_item_id
NAME
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The name of the feedlot
PROGRAM_LIST
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A list of programs with activities at the feedlot
status_fdlt
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The active status of the feedlot. Note that a feedlot may be active but no longer have animals.
ACTIVITY_REG
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The activity ID for the most recent registration
NUM_REG
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The MPCA registration number
CO_NUM_REG
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The feedlot ID assigned by the county
TITLE_REG
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Title of the most recent registration document
TYPE_REG
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Activity type for the most recent registration document
START_D_REG
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The start date of the registration
END_D_REG
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The end date of the registration
ACTIVE_REG
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The active status of the registration.
PERMIT_FLAG
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Indicates whether there any permit documents for this feedlot.
ACTIVITY_PER
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The activity ID from the most recent permit document.
NUM_PER
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The permit number
TITLE_PER
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Title of the most recent permit
TYPE_PER
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Activity type for the most recent permit activity. Note that some of these are "No permit required" or "Permit termination".
START_D_PER
-
Start date for the most recent permit.
END_D_PER
-
End date for the most recent permit
CAFO_FLAG
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A 'Y' or 'N' value to identify whether this facility is considered a Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO).
OWNER
-
Name of owner
PHONE_OWNER
-
Owner's Phone Number
ADDR_M_OWNER
-
Owner's Mailing Address
CITY_M_OWNER
-
Owner's City
STATE_M_OWNER
-
Owner's State
ZIP_M_OWNER
-
Owner's ZIP code
CONTACT
-
Name of contact person
PHONE_CONTACT
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Phone number of contact person
ADDR_M_CONTACT
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The mailing address of the contact person
CITY_M_CONTACT
-
The city of the contact person
STATE_M_CONTACT
-
The state of the contact person
ZIP_M_CONTACT
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The ZIP code of the contact person
ADDR_P_FEEDLOT
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The physical address of the feedlot
CITY_P_FEEDLOT
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The physical city of the feedlot
STATE_P_FEEDLOT
-
The physical state of the feedlot
ZIP_P_FEEDLOT
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The physical ZIP code of the feedlot
COUNTY_CODE
-
FIPS county code for the county in which the feedlot is located- derived from feature location
COUNTY_NAME
-
Name of the county in which the feedlot is located - derived from feature location
CONG_DIST
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Congressional district - derived from feature location
HOUSE_DIST
-
MN house district - derived from feature location
SENATE_DIST
-
MN senate district - derived from feature location
HUC8
-
USGS 8-digit watershed code - derived from feature location
HUC8_NAME
-
Minnesota DNR's watershed name for USGS 8-digit watershed - derived from feature location
huc10
-
USGS 10-digit watershed code - derived from feature location
huc10_name
-
Name for USGS 10-digit watershed - derived from feature location
HUC12
-
USGS 12-digit watershed code - derived from feature location
HUC12_NAME
-
USGS 12-digit watershed name - derived from feature location
DWSMA_CODE
-
MDH's drinking water source management area code - derived from feature location (comma-delimited list if multiple)
DWSMA_NAME
-
MDH's drinking water source management area name - derived from feature location (comma-delimited list if multiple)
LOC_DESC
-
Location description
TRDSQQ
-
Public Land Survey - township, range, range direction, section quarter quarter section code - as reported in the Tempo application
PLS_TOWNSHIP
-
Public Land Survey Township number
RANGE
-
Public Land Survey range - as reported in the Tempo application
RANGE_DIR
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Public Land Survey range direction - as reported in the Tempo application
SECTION
-
Public Land Survey section number
QUARTERS
-
Public Land Survey Quarter(s) of the Section. a=NE, b=NW, c=SW, d=SE. "ac" means the SW quarter of the NE quarter. - as reported in the Tempo application
LATITUDE
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Latitude - geographic coordinates (WGS84) - decimal degrees
LONGITUDE
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Longitude - geographic coordinates (WGS84) - decimal degrees
METHOD_CODE
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Code for the method used to determine the coordinates for the feedlot.
METHOD_DESC
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Describes the method used to determine the coordinates for the feedlot.
REF_CODE
-
Code for the coordinate reference point
REF_DESC
-
Coordinate reference point - what do these coordinates represent?
VERIFIED_FLAG
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'Y' or 'N' value to indicate whether this location been verified by MPCA staff?
COLLECTION_DATE
-
Date on which the coordinates were collected.
OPEN_LOT_FLAG
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'Y' or 'N' value to indicate whether this facility is considered an open lot. An uncovered lot intended for the confined feeding, breeding, raising, or holding of animals and specifically designed as a confinement area in which manure may accumulate, or where the concentration of animals is such that a vegetative cover cannot be maintained within the enclosure.
BUILDING_FLAG
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'Y' or 'N' value to indicate whether this facility has buildings that are designed for animal confinement or as animal holding areas?
PASTURE_FLAG
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'Y' or 'N' value to indicate whether animals are maintained on Pasture at any time during the year?
LQ_STORE_FLAG
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'Y' or 'N' value to indicate whether the facility contains a liquid manure storage area.
LQ_S_CLOSE_DATE
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Liquid Manure Storage Area closure date
SOL_STORE_FLAG
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'Y' or 'N' value to indicate whether the facility contains a manure stockpile (permanent solid manure storage area)
SOL_S_COLS_DATE
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Permanent Solid Manure Storage Area Closure Date
RIVER_STREAM_FLAG
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'Y' or 'N' value to indicate whether there is a river/stream within 300 feet of the facility
SHORELAND_FLAG
-
'Y' or 'N' value to indicate whether the facility is located in Shoreland
H_WELL_DISTANCE
-
Distance from Animal Holding Area to a Well (in feet)
M_WELL_DISTANCE
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Distance from Manure Storage Area to a Well (in feet)
LAST_ANIMAL_DATE
-
Date Feedlot last had Animals
WATERBODY_TYPE_CODE
-
Lists all surface water types that are within 1,000 feet of the facility: Calcareous Fen (CFEN), Creek (CREK), Ditch (DITC), Lake (LAKE), Pond (POND), River (RIVR), Stream (STRM), Tile Intake (TILE), Unknown (UNKW), Wetland (WELD)
AU_COUNT
-
Number of total animals units on the premise/feedlot. An animal unit is a measure used to compare differences in the production of manure for an animal feedlot or manure storage area. Different animal unit calculation factors are applied based on the species and size of an animal.
ANIMAL_COUNT
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Total animal count: sum of all of the animal count fields. If 0 or blank, then this feedlot did not have animals the last time they reported to the MPCA.
PRIMARY_STOCK
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The primary type of animal at this feedlot
BIRDS_AU
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Number of animal units; any fowl, domesticated or game bird, of the Galliformes Order
BOVINES_AU
-
Number of animal units; Cattle, Bison, or other animals in the Bovinae SubFamily
DEERELK_AU
-
Number of animal units; Deer, Elk, or other animals in the Cervidae Family
GOATSHEEP_AU
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Number of animal units; Goats, Sheep or other animals of the Caprinae SubFamily
HORSES_AU
-
Number of animal units; Horse, Donkey, Mule, or other animal of the Equidae Family
LAMAALPAC_AU
-
Number of animal units; Llamas, Alpacas, or other animals in the Camelidae Family
PIGS_AU
-
Number of animal units; Pigs, Hogs, Swine, or other animals in the Suidae Family
OTHER_AU
-
Number of animal units; Foxes, Rabbits, Mink, and other unknown or unspecified species.
CATTLE_DL
-
Dairy cattle less than 1000 pounds - actual number of animals
HEIFER_D
-
Dairy cattle - heifers - actual number of animals
CALF_D
-
Dairy cattle - calves - actual number of animals
CATTLE_DB
-
Dairy cattle greater than 1000 pounds - actual number of animals
STEER_B
-
Beef cattle - slaughter/stock - actual number of animals
HEIFER_B
-
Beef cattle - feeder/heifer - actual number of animals
COW_CALF_B
-
Beef cattle - cow/calf pairs - actual number of animals
CALF_B
-
Beef cattle - calves - actual number of animals
BULL_MATURE
-
Bulls - Actual number of animals
VEAL_CALF
-
Veal calves - actual number of animals
SWINE_BIG
-
Swine greater than 300 pounds - actual number of animals
SWINE_MEDIUM
-
Swine 55-300 pounds - actual number of animals
SWINE_LITTLE
-
Swine less than 55 pounds - actual number of animals
HORSE
-
Horses - actual number of animals
SHEEP
-
Sheep or lambs - actual number of animals
CHX_LM
-
Chickens - liquid manure - actual number of animals
CHX_B_BIG
-
Chickens - broilers greater than 5 pounds - actual number of animals
CHX_B_LITTLE
-
Chickens - broilers less than 5 pounds - actual number of animals
CHX_L_BIG
-
Chickens - layers greater than 5 pounds - actual number of animals
CHX_L_LITTLE
-
Chickens - layers less than 5 pounds - actual number of animals
TURKEY_BIG
-
Turkeys greater than 5 pounds - actual number of animals
TURKEY_LITLE
-
Turkeys less than 5 pounds - actual number of animals
DUCK
-
Ducks - dry manure - actual number of animals
DUCK_LM
-
Ducks - liquid manure - actual number of animals
ALPACAS
-
Alpacas - actual number of animals
BISON
-
Bison/buffalo - actual number of animals
CAMELS
-
Camels - actual number of animals
DEER
-
Deer - actual number of animals
DONKEY_MULE
-
Donkeys/mules - actual number of animals
ELK
-
Elk - actual number of animals
EMUS_OSTRICHES
-
Emus/ostriches - actual number of animals
FOWL
-
Fowl - actual number of animals
FOXES
-
Foxes - actual number of animals
GEESE
-
Geese - actual number of animals
GOATS
-
Goats - actual number of animals
PONIES
-
Horses - mini horses/ponies - actual number of animals
LLAMAS
-
Llamas - actual number of animals
MINK
-
Mink - actual number of animals
RABBITS
-
Rabbits - actual number of animals
REINDEER_CARIBOU
-
Reindeer/caribou - actual number of animals
bison_calf
-
Bison calf - actual number of animals
peacocks
-
Peacocks - actual number of animals
goats_small
-
Small goats - actual number of animals
UNKNOWN
-
All other types of animals - actual number of animals
AU_CAT_DL
-
Dairy cattle less than 1000 pounds - animal units (number of animals multiplied by the conversion factor for this animal classification: 1)
AU_HEF_D
-
Dairy cattle - heifers - animal units (number of animals multiplied by the conversion factor for this animal classification: 0.7)
AU_CALF_D
-
Dairy cattle - calves - animal units (number of animals multiplied by the conversion factor for this animal classification: 0.2)
AU_CAT_DB
-
Dairy cattle greater than 1000 pounds - animal units (number of animals multiplied by the conversion factor for this animal classification: 1.4)
AU_STEER_B
-
Beef cattle - slaughter/stock - animal units (number of animals multiplied by the conversion factor for this animal classification: 1)
AU_HEF_B
-
Beef cattle - feeder/heifer - - animal units (number of animals multiplied by the conversion factor for this animal classification: 0.7)
AU_CWCAL_B
-
Beef cattle - cow/calf pairs - animal units (number of animals multiplied by the conversion factor for this animal classification: 1.2)
AU_CALF_B
-
Beef cattle - calves - animal units (number of animals multiplied by the conversion factor for this animal classification: 0.2)
AU_BULL_MATURE
-
Bulls - Animal units: number of animals multiplied by the conversion factor for that animal classification: 1)
AU_VEAL_CALF
-
Veal calves - animal units (number of animals multiplied by the conversion factor for this animal classification: 0.2)
AU_SWINE_B
-
Swine - greater than 300 pounds - animal units (number of animals multiplied by the conversion factor for this animal classification: 0.4)
AU_SWINE_M
-
Swine 55-300 pounds - animal units (number of animals multiplied by the conversion factor for this animal classification: 0.3)
AU_SWINE_L
-
Swine - less than 55 pounds - animal units (number of animals multiplied by the conversion factor for this animal classification: 0.05)
AU_HORSE
-
Horses - animal units (number of animals multiplied by the conversion factor for this animal classification: 1)
AU_SHEEP
-
Sheep or lambs - animal units (number of animals multiplied by the conversion factor for this animal classification: 0.1)
AU_CHX_LM
-
Chickens - liquid manure - animal units (number of animals multiplied by the conversion factor for this animal classification: 0.033)
AU_CHX_BBIG
-
Chickens - broilers greater than 5 pounds - animal units (number of animals multiplied by the conversion factor for this animal classification: 0.005)
AU_CHX_BLITTLE
-
Chickens - broilers less than 5 pounds - animal units (number of animals multiplied by the conversion factor for this animal classification: 0.003)
AU_CHX_LBIG
-
Chickens - layers greater than 5 pounds - animal units (number of animals multiplied by the conversion factor for this animal classification: 0.005)
AU_CHX_LLITTLE
-
Chickens - layers less than 5 pounds - animal units (number of animals multiplied by the conversion factor for this animal classification: 0.003)
AU_TURK_BIG
-
Turkeys greater than 5 pounds - animal units (number of animals multiplied by the conversion factor for this animal classification: 0.018)
AU_TURK_LITTLE
-
Turkeys less than 5 pounds - animal units (number of animals multiplied by the conversion factor for this animal classification: 0.005)
AU_DUCK
-
Ducks - dry manure - animal units (number of animals multiplied by the conversion factor for this animal classification: 0.01)
AU_DUCK_LM
-
Ducks - liquid manure - animal units (number of animals multiplied by the conversion factor for this animal classification: 0.01)
AU_ALPACAS
-
Alpacas - animal units (number of animals multiplied by the conversion factor for this animal classification: 0.15)
AU_BISON
-
Bison/buffalo - animal units (number of animals multiplied by the conversion factor for this animal classification: 1)
AU_CAMELS
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Camels - animal units (number of animals multiplied by the conversion factor for this animal classification: 1)
AU_DEER
-
Deer - animal units (number of animals multiplied by the conversion factor for this animal classification: 0.15)
AU_DONKEY_MULE
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Donkeys/mules - animal units (number of animals multiplied by the conversion factor for this animal classification: 1)
AU_ELK
-
Elk - animal units (number of animals multiplied by the conversion factor for this animal classification: 0.7)
AU_EMUS_OSTRICHES
-
Emus/ostriches - animal units (number of animals multiplied by the conversion factor for this animal classification: 0.15)
AU_FOWL
-
Fowl - animal units (number of animals multiplied by the conversion factor for this animal classification: 0.003)
AU_FOXES
-
Foxes - animal units (number of animals multiplied by the conversion factor for this animal classification: 0.05)
AU_GEESE
-
Geese - animal units (number of animals multiplied by the conversion factor for this animal classification: 0.01)
AU_GOATS
-
Goats - animal units (number of animals multiplied by the conversion factor for this animal classification: 0.15)
AU_PONIES
-
Horses - mini horses/ponies - animal units (number of animals multiplied by the conversion factor for this animal classification: 0.4)
AU_LLAMAS
-
Llamas - animal units (number of animals multiplied by the conversion factor for this animal classification: 0.3)
AU_MINK
-
Mink - animal units (number of animals multiplied by the conversion factor for this animal classification: 0.002)
AU_RABBITS
-
Rabbits - animal units (number of animals multiplied by the conversion factor for this animal classification: 0.005)
AU_REINDEER_CARIBOU
-
Reindeer/caribou - animal units (number of animals multiplied by the conversion factor for this animal classification: 0.3)
au_bison_calf
-
Bison calf - animal units (number of animals multiplied by the conversion factor for this animal classification: 0.2)
au_peacocks
-
Peacocks - animal units (number of animals multiplied by the conversion factor for this animal classification: 0.01)
au_goats_small
-
Small goats - animal units (number of animals multiplied by the conversion factor for this animal classification: 0.075)
AU_UNKNOWN
-
All other types of animals - animal units (number of animals multiplied by the conversion factor for this animal classification: 1)
category_fdlt
-
High-level categorization for this feedlot. Is it permitted, registered, not required to register, or inactive?
type_fdlt
-
Mid-level categorization for this feedlot. Combines the feedlot category and, if registration is required, whether or not their registration is current.
reg_required
-
Does the MPCA require this feedlot to register under Minnesota Rules Chapter 7020? A feedlot is required to register if it has at least 10 animal units in shoreland, or at least 50 animal units outside of shoreland. Some of MPCA's county partners also enter feedlots into our database that are not required to register by state rules, so there may be feedlots in this dataset that were not required to register with the MPCA.
reg_current
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Is the feedlot's registration up-to-date? Registration windows start every four years, and feedlots must register at least once within each window. The current window is 1/1/2018-12/31/2021 and the previous window was 1/1/2014 to 12/31/2017. Registrations are considered up-to-date if they happened on 1/1/2014 or later because there is still time to register in the current window.
per_class
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Class of the most recent permit
per_active
-
Is there an effective permit at this feedlot?
npdes_sds
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Is the permit a NPDES permit or an SDS permit? NPDES is National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System - in other words, a permit issued under the federal Clean Water Act. SDS is State Disposal System - a permit issued under Minnesota statutes. A permit may be issued under both NPDES and SDS.
Shape
-
Feature geometry ESRI

Section 6: Distribution

Publisher: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

Publication Date: 07/05/2016

Contact Person Information: David Fawcett, Spatial Database Administrator
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
520 Lafayette Rd N
St. Paul, MN  55155
Phone: 651-757-2350
Email: david.fawcett@state.mn.us

Distributor's Data Set Identifier:

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Section 7: Metadata Reference

Metadata Date: 01/15/2020

Contact Person Information: Matt Taraldsen, Spatial Data Manager
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
520 Lafayette Rd
St. Paul, MN  55155
Phone: 651-757-2588
Email: matthew.taraldsen@state.mn.us

Metadata Standard Name: Minnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines

Metadata Standard Version: 1.2



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