Metadata: What's In My Neighborhood Sites

What's In My Neighborhood Sites

This page last updated: 03/23/2017
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: What's In My Neighborhood Sites

Abstract: The MPCA's What's in My Neighborhood contains a wide variety of environmental information about your community. This includes potentially contaminated sites, permits, licenses, registrations, inspections, and closed enforcement activities.

Potentially contaminated sites: Since the early 1980s when major federal and state cleanup programs were created, the MPCA has been aggressively searching for and helping to clean up contaminated properties, from very small to large. This website contains a searchable inventory of those properties, as well as sites that have already been cleaned up and those currently being investigated or cleaned up.

Environmental permits and registrations: This Web application also contains a searchable inventory of businesses that have applied for and received different types of environmental permits and registrations from the MPCA.

Methods for creating site locations have different levels of precision. The most accurate locations use coordinates from GPS (global positioning system). Coordinates are also derived using the site's street address, zip code or public land survey information. Some MPCA sites are not mapped. These are generally activities that are mobile, like ships with ballast water permits.


Purpose: The data set was created as part of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency's What's in My Neighborhood web application, which allows for public access to sites with environmental cleanup, pollution prevention, permitted, registered, or licensed activities.

Time Period of Content Date:

Currentness Reference: Site locations and attributes are updated on a continual basis as new information is obtained. Data in the distributed data files is current as of the creation date of the file.

Progress: Complete

Maintenance and Update Frequency: As needed

Spatial Extent of Data: Minnesota

Bounding Coordinates: -97.260405
-89.512062
49.365608
43.436257

Place Keywords: minnesota

Theme Keywords: mpca, environment, permit, registration, license, cleanup, superfund, RCRA, CERCLIS, brownfield, tank, leak, spill, NPDES, SDS, feedlot, landfill, solid waste, hazardous waste, dump, stormwater, MS4, environmental review, remediation, wastewater, toxics reduction, permit, MPCA, registration, notification, investigation, contaminated property

Theme Keyword Thesaurus:

Access Constraints: None

Use Constraints: Redistribution Conditions: If you obtain data from the MPCA, it is understood that you and/or your organization have the right to use them for any purpose. If you transmit or provide these data in any form to another user, the data should be accompanied by all documentation provided with the original data set including the full metadata record.

Contact Person Information: Sara Mueller, State Program Administrator
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
520 Lafayette Rd N
St. Paul, MN  55155
Phone: 651-757-2593
Email: sara.mueller@state.mn.us

Browse Graphic: None available


Associated Data Sets: None

Section 2: Data Quality

Attribute Accuracy: Attribute information comes from multiple sources, including information submitted by the site owner, information determined by MPCA staff, and information derived based on the location of the site.

The accuracy of this information has not been verified.

Logical Consistency: No known issues with logical consistency for this point data set.

Completeness: At this time, this data set does not contain a feature for every site in the What's In My Neighborhood application. There is an ongoing effort to improve data completeness and quality.

Horizontal Positional Accuracy: Coordinates for these features were collected using a variety of methods of varying accuracy. The 'COORD_METH' column in the attribute table describes the method used to determine the coordinate for each feature.

A description of the coordinate collection values found in the 'COORD_METH' column can be found in the 'Attributes' section of this document.

Vertical Positional Accuracy: Not applicable. The features in this data set do not contain Z (vertical) values.

Lineage: Coordinates for these features were collected using a variety of methods of varying accuracy. The 'COORD_METH' column in the attribute table describes the method used to determine the coordinate for each feature.

A description of the coordinate collection values found in the 'COORD_METH' column can be found in the 'Entities and Attributes' section of this document.

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:

Depth Units:

Section 5: Attributes

Overview:

Detailed Citation: None

Table Detail:
env_my_neighborhood
Field NameValid ValuesDefinitionDefinition Source
OBJECTID
-
Internal feature numberESRI
SHAPE
-
Feature geometryESRI
SITE_ID
-
The site's system IDMPCA
NAME
-
The site's nameMPCA
ACTIVE_FLAG
-
Indicates whether site is active or not ('Y' or 'N')MPCA
ADDRESS_STREET
-
Street address of physical location of siteMPCA
ADDRESS_CITY
-
City of physical location of siteMPCA
ADDRESS_STATE
-
State of physical location of siteMPCA
ADDRESS_ZIP
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Zip Code of physical location of siteMPCA
CITY
-
City in which site is located - derived from feature locationMPCA
COUNTY
-
County in which site is located - derived from feature locationMPCA
CONG_DISTRICT
-
US Congressional district code - derived from feature locationMPCA
SENATE_DISTRICT
-
MN senate district - derived from feature locationMPCA
HOUSE_DISTRICT
-
MN house district - derived from feature locationMPCA
HUC8
-
USGS 8-digit watershed code - derived from feature locationMPCA
WATERSHED_NAME
-
Name of MN DNR major watershed associated with the USGS 8-digit watershedMPCA
SITE_URL
-
URL for MPCA What's In My Neighborhood application page for this siteMPCA
ACTIVITY
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MPCA activity of interest at the siteMPCA
ACTIVITY_LIST
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Comma-delimited list of MPCA activities of interest at the siteMPCA
MPCA_ID
-
MPCA ID associated with an activity at the siteMPCA
MPCA_ID_LIST
-
Comma-delimited list of MPCA IDs associated with activities at the siteMPCA
PROGRAM_CODE_LIST
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Comma-delimited list of codes for programs associated with activities at the siteMPCA
PROGRAM_NAME
-
Name of the MPCA program associated with activities at the siteMPCA
PROGRAM_NAME_LIST
-
Comma-delimited list of names of MPCA programs associated with activities at the siteMPCA
INDUSTRIAL_CLASSIFICATION
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Primary industrial classification associated with the siteMPCA
IC_FLAG
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indicates the presence of institutional controls at the site. ('Y' or 'N') These are administrative and legal controls that help minimize the potential for human exposure to contamination.MPCA
LATITUDE
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decimal degrees - coordinate y value (WGS84)MPCA
LONGITUDE
-
decimal degrees - coordinate x value (WGS84)MPCA
COORD_COLLECT_METHOD_CODE
-
code representing the method used to derive the location coordinatesMPCA
COORD_COLLECT_METHOD_NAME
-
Description of the method used to derive the location coordinatesMPCA

Section 6: Distribution

Publisher: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

Publication Date: periodically revised

Contact Person Information: Sara Mueller, State Program Administrator
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
520 Lafayette Rd N
St. Paul, MN  55155
Phone: 651-757-2593
Email: sara.mueller@state.mn.us

Distributor's Data Set Identifier: Downloadable Data

Distribution Liability: Limitations: Although extensive effort has been made to produce error-free and complete data, all geographic information has limitations due to the scale, resolution, date and interpretation of the original source materials. Users should consult available data documentation (metadata) for this particular data to determine limitations and the precision to which the data depict distance, direction, location or other geographic characteristics. Data may be subject to change without prior notification.

No warranty: Data is provided "as is," without any warranty whatsoever, including but not limited to any warranty as to performance, merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose.

Liability: The entire risk as to the results of the use of this data is assumed by the user. The MPCA is not responsible for any interpretation or conclusions made by those who acquire or use it. The MPCA shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, compensatory or consequential damages or third-party claims resulting from the use of this data, even if the MPCA has been advised of the possibility of such potential loss or damage. In states that do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, this data may not be used.

Ordering Instructions: This data can be downloaded from the Minnesota Geospatial Commons at:https://gisdata.mn.gov/dataset/env-my-neighborhood

Online Linkage: I AGREE to the notice in "Distribution Liability" above. Clicking to agree will either begin the download process, link to a service, or provide more instructions. See "Ordering Instructions" above for details.

Section 7: Metadata Reference

Metadata Date: 03/23/2017

Contact Person Information: Sara Mueller, State Program Administrator
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
520 Lafayette Rd N
St. Paul, MN  55155
Phone: 651-757-2593
Email: sara.mueller@state.mn.us

Metadata Standard Name: Minnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines

Metadata Standard Version: 1.2

Metadata Standard Online Linkage: http://www.gis.state.mn.us/stds/metadata.htm


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