Metadata: MPCA Solid Waste Monitoring

MPCA Solid Waste Monitoring

This page last updated: 07/02/2020
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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: MPCA Solid Waste Monitoring

Abstract: This dataset represents the locations, classifications, and physical characteristics of solid waste monitoring sites. The locations represent monitoring locations from beneficial use, closed landfill, compost, incinerator, demolition debris disposal, industrial waste disposal, leachate management, municipal solid waste disposal, recycling, solid waste storage, transfer station, and waste processing sites.

Purpose: These data are intended to inform environmental research and public inquiries.

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: Complete

Maintenance and Update Frequency: Daily

Spatial Extent of Data:

Bounding Coordinates: -97.23

Place Keywords: Minnesota

Theme Keywords: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, Pollution Control Agency, environment, health, beneficial use, closed landfill, compost, incinerator, demolition debris, industrial waste, leachate, municipal solid waste, recycling, solid waste, transfer station, waste processing, monitoring

Theme Keyword Thesaurus:

Access Constraints:

Use Constraints:

Contact Person Information: Data Desk,
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
520 Lafayette Rd N
St. Paul, MN  55155

Browse Graphic: None available

Associated Data Sets:

Section 2: Data Quality

Attribute Accuracy:

Logical Consistency:


Horizontal Positional Accuracy:

Lineage: This dataset has been exported from the MPCA's enterprise database (Tempo) and reflects our knowledge of these features at the time of export.

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: Solid waste sites and structures from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency's enterprise database.

Detailed Citation:

Table Detail:
Field NameValid ValuesDefinitionDefinition Source
Internal feature numberESRI
The unique ID that defines an item. master_ai_id + '-' + subject_item_category_code + subject_item_id
Tempo database Agency Interest ID. This represents a single property; multiple solid waste sites can exist at one Agency Interest.
Tempo database Agency Interest name. This represents a single property; multiple solid waste sites can exist at one Agency Interest.
Tempo database document ID.
Solid waste site or structure type code.
Solid waste site or structure type description.
monitoring site name or description
monitoring site name
The status of the solid waste site or structure.
permit number
Tempo database activity ID.
The most recent permit activity classification.
The most recent permit activity type code
The most recent permit activity type.
effective flag
expired flag
effective start date
effective end date
expiration date
Street address
Street address line two.
address city
address state
address zip code
county name - derived from feature location
decimal degrees - standardized coordinates (WGS84)
decimal degrees - standardized coordinates (WGS84)
coordinate collection method description
Feature geometryESRI

Section 6: Distribution

Publisher: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

Publication Date: 07/30/2021

Contact Person Information: Data Desk, MPCA
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
520 Lafayette Rd
St. Paul, MN  55155

Distributor's Data Set Identifier:

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. MPCA is not responsible for any interpretation or conclusions made by those who acquire or use it. 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 MnGeo 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. Redistribution conditions: In obtaining this data from MPCA it is understood that you and/or your organization have the right to use it for any purpose. If you modify it, you are encouraged to apply responsible best practices by documenting those changes in a metadata record. If you transmit or provide the data to another user, it is your responsibility to provide appropriate content, limitation, warranty and liability information as you see fit.

Ordering Instructions:

Online Linkage: None available

Section 7: Metadata Reference

Metadata Date: 07/02/2020

Contact Person Information: Jason Ewert, Spatial Data Manager
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
520 Lafayette Rd
St. Paul, MN  55155
Phone: 651-757-2346

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Metadata Standard Version: 1.2

This page last updated: 07/02/2020
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