Proposed Agua Caliente Solar Energy Zone

Data format: Shapefile

File or table name: RDEP_proposed_ACSEZ_FEIS

Coordinate system: Universal Transverse Mercator

Theme keywords: Solar Energy Zone, SEZ, RDEP, Agua Caliente

Abstract: BLM RDEP FEIS DATA. Restoration Design Energy Project. Bureau of Land Management, Arizona State Office, in conjunction with Environmental Management and Planning Solutions, Incorporated (EMPSi). GIS data created by Marcia Rickey, EMPSi, 303-447-7160, in conjunction with Kathy Pedrick, BLM Project Manager, David Batts, EMPSi, and Lane Cowger 602-417-9612, BLM Assistant Project Manager, and Jim Kenna, State Director. Proposed Agua Caliente Solar Energy Zone (SEZ). This area is proposed for a Solar Energy Zone, a land use allocation. No BLM solar project has been proposed yet. This area is being analyzed within the RDEP alternatives. This GIS dataset shows the proposed AC SEZ alternatives. Based on public comments on the Draft EIS, along with additional information from AGFD and a Class II cultural survey (archaeological sample survey) of the proposed SEZ, the BLM has revised the proposed SEZ boundary to address wildlife habitat and migration, lands with wilderness characteristics, cultural resources, and riparian areas. The revised boundary includes being 500 m away on either side of the major washes to preserve wildlife corridors; removes the northern portion of the largest SEZ footprint to maintain the area for potential tortoise migration between the Palomas Mountains and Baragan Mountain; and avoids most known archaeological sites and most lands with wilderness characteristics not managed to protect those characteristics under current resource management plans. The Final EIS includes alternatives that contain either the large, medium, or small SEZ footprint as analyzed in the Draft EIS. Alternative 6 in the Final EIS includes the revised proposed SEZ footprint.

FGDC and ESRI Metadata:

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Identification Information:


Citation:
Citation information:
Originators: AZ SO BLM


Title:
Proposed Agua Caliente Solar Energy Zone
*File or table name: RDEP_proposed_ACSEZ_FEIS


Publication date: Fall 2012
*Geospatial data presentation form: vector digital data


Description:
Abstract:
BLM RDEP FEIS DATA. Restoration Design Energy Project. Bureau of Land Management, Arizona State Office, in conjunction with Environmental Management and Planning Solutions, Incorporated (EMPSi). GIS data created by Marcia Rickey, EMPSi, 303-447-7160, in conjunction with Kathy Pedrick, BLM Project Manager, David Batts, EMPSi, and Lane Cowger 602-417-9612, BLM Assistant Project Manager, and Jim Kenna, State Director. 
Proposed Agua Caliente Solar Energy Zone (SEZ). This area is proposed for a Solar Energy Zone, a land use allocation. No BLM solar project has been proposed yet. This area is being analyzed within the RDEP alternatives. 
This GIS dataset shows the proposed AC SEZ alternatives.

Based on public comments on the Draft EIS, along with additional information from AGFD and a Class II cultural survey (archaeological sample survey) of the proposed SEZ, the BLM has revised the proposed SEZ boundary to address wildlife habitat and migration, lands with wilderness characteristics, cultural resources, and riparian areas. The revised boundary includes being 500 m away on either side of the major washes to preserve wildlife corridors; removes the northern portion of the largest SEZ footprint to maintain the area for potential tortoise migration between the Palomas Mountains and Baragan Mountain; and avoids most known archaeological sites and most lands with wilderness characteristics not managed to protect those characteristics under current resource management plans. 

The Final EIS includes alternatives that contain either the large, medium, or small SEZ footprint as analyzed in the Draft EIS. Alternative 6 in the Final EIS includes the revised proposed SEZ footprint.

Purpose:
RDEP FEIS GIS data are provided to the public. Alt6_Rev= yes is the revised proposed Agua Caliente SEZ.

*Language of dataset: en


Time period of content:
Time period information:
Single date/time:
Calendar date: REQUIRED: The year (and optionally month, or month and day) for which the data set corresponds to the ground.

Currentness reference:
REQUIRED: The basis on which the time period of content information is determined.

Status:
Progress: REQUIRED: The state of the data set.
Maintenance and update frequency: REQUIRED: The frequency with which changes and additions are made to the data set after the initial data set is completed.

Spatial domain:
Bounding coordinates:
*West bounding coordinate: -113.554448
*East bounding coordinate: -113.406717
*North bounding coordinate: 33.079051
*South bounding coordinate: 32.951477

Local bounding coordinates:
*Left bounding coordinate: 261547.163893
*Right bounding coordinate: 275031.555639
*Top bounding coordinate: 3662633.999911
*Bottom bounding coordinate: 3648796.108150

Keywords:
Theme:
Theme keywords: Solar Energy Zone, SEZ, RDEP, Agua Caliente
Theme keyword thesaurus: REQUIRED: Reference to a formally registered thesaurus or a similar authoritative source of theme keywords.

Access constraints: RDEP FEIS GIS data are provided to the public. RDEP GIS data are on a statewide scale and therefore suitable for broad scale use. Site-specific NEPA analyses are needed before site selection.
Use constraints:
NO WARRANTY IS MADE BY THE BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT FOR THE USE OF THE DATA FOR PURPOSES NOT INTENDED BY THE BUREAU. SITE-SPECIFIC OR LARGE SCALE (CLOSE-UP) ANALYSES ARE OUTSIDE THE INTENDED USE OF THESE DATA.

Point of contact:
Contact information:
Contact person primary:
Contact person: GIS Manager
Contact organization: AZ SO BLM
Contact position: GIS Manager


Contact address:
Address type: mailing and physical address
Address:
One No. Central AVe.
City: Phoenix
State or province: AZ
Postal code: 85004
Country: USA

Contact voice telephone: 602-417-9200


Contact electronic mail address: ASOWEB_AZ@blm.gov


Hours of service: 9-5pm MT



*Native dataset format: Shapefile
*Native data set environment:
Microsoft Windows 2000 Version 5.2 (Build 3790) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.3.1.4000


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Data Quality Information:


Lineage:
Process step:
Process contact:
Contact information:
Contact person primary:
Contact person: Marcia Rickey
Contact organization: EMPSi
Contact position: GIS Specialist


Contact voice telephone: 303-447-7160


Contact electronic mail address: marcia.rickey@empsi.com


Hours of service: 9-5pm MT



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Spatial Data Organization Information:


*Direct spatial reference method: Vector


Point and vector object information:
SDTS terms description:
*Name: RDEP_proposed_ACSEZ_FEIS
*SDTS point and vector object type: G-polygon
*Point and vector object count: 4

ESRI terms description:
*Name: RDEP_proposed_ACSEZ_FEIS
*ESRI feature type: Simple
*ESRI feature geometry: Polygon
*ESRI topology: FALSE
*ESRI feature count: 4
*Spatial index: FALSE
*Linear referencing: FALSE


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Spatial Reference Information:


Horizontal coordinate system definition:
Coordinate system name:
*Projected coordinate system name: NAD_1983_UTM_Zone_12N
*Geographic coordinate system name: GCS_North_American_1983

Planar:
Grid coordinate system:
*Grid coordinate system name: Universal Transverse Mercator
Universal Transverse Mercator:
*UTM zone number: 12
Transverse mercator:
*Scale factor at central meridian: 0.999600
*Longitude of central meridian: -111.000000
*Latitude of projection origin: 0.000000
*False easting: 500000.000000
*False northing: 0.000000

Planar coordinate information:
*Planar coordinate encoding method: coordinate pair
Coordinate representation:
*Abscissa resolution: 0.000000
*Ordinate resolution: 0.000000
*Planar distance units: meters

Geodetic model:
*Horizontal datum name: North American Datum of 1983
*Ellipsoid name: Geodetic Reference System 80
*Semi-major axis: 6378137.000000
*Denominator of flattening ratio: 298.257222

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Entity and Attribute Information:


Detailed description:
*Name: RDEP_proposed_ACSEZ_FEIS


Entity type:
*Entity type label: RDEP_proposed_ACSEZ_FEIS
*Entity type type: Feature Class
*Entity type count: 4

Attribute:
*Attribute label: FID
*Attribute alias: FID
*Attribute definition:
Internal feature number.
*Attribute definition source:
ESRI

*Attribute type: OID
*Attribute width: 4
*Attribute precision: 0
*Attribute scale: 0


Attribute domain values:
*Unrepresentable domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.


Attribute:
*Attribute label: Shape
*Attribute alias: Shape
*Attribute definition:
Feature geometry.
*Attribute definition source:
ESRI

*Attribute type: Geometry
*Attribute width: 0
*Attribute precision: 0
*Attribute scale: 0


Attribute domain values:
*Unrepresentable domain:
Coordinates defining the features.


Attribute:
*Attribute label: Id
*Attribute alias: Id


*Attribute type: Number
*Attribute width: 6


Attribute:
*Attribute label: Type
*Attribute alias: Type


*Attribute type: String
*Attribute width: 50


Attribute:
*Attribute label: Acres
*Attribute alias: Acres


*Attribute type: Float
*Attribute width: 19
*Attribute number of decimals: 11


Attribute:
*Attribute label: Name
*Attribute alias: Name


*Attribute type: String
*Attribute width: 50


Attribute:
*Attribute label: include
*Attribute alias: include


*Attribute type: String
*Attribute width: 5


Attribute:
*Attribute label: Comments
*Attribute alias: Comments


*Attribute type: String
*Attribute width: 100


Attribute:
*Attribute label: Alt1
*Attribute alias: Alt1


*Attribute type: String
*Attribute width: 5


Attribute:
*Attribute label: Alt2
*Attribute alias: Alt2


*Attribute type: String
*Attribute width: 5


Attribute:
*Attribute label: Alt3
*Attribute alias: Alt3


*Attribute type: String
*Attribute width: 5


Attribute:
*Attribute label: Alt4
*Attribute alias: Alt4


*Attribute type: String
*Attribute width: 5


Attribute:
*Attribute label: Alt5
*Attribute alias: Alt5


*Attribute type: String
*Attribute width: 5


Attribute:
*Attribute label: Alt6
*Attribute alias: Alt6


*Attribute type: String
*Attribute width: 5


Attribute:
*Attribute label: Alt6_Rev
*Attribute alias: Alt6_Rev


*Attribute type: String
*Attribute width: 5


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Distribution Information:


Distributor:
Contact information:
Contact organization primary:
Contact person: GIS Manager
Contact organization: AZ SO BLM
Contact position: GIS Manager


Contact address:
Address type: mailing and physical address
Address:
One No. Central Ave
City: Phoenix
State or province: AZ
Postal code: 85004
Country: USA

Contact voice telephone: 602-417-9200


Contact electronic mail address: ASOWEB_AZ@blm.gov


Hours of service: 9-5pm MT



Resource description: Downloadable Data


Standard order process:
Digital form:
Digital transfer information:
*Transfer size: 0.005
*Dataset size: 0.005

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Metadata Reference Information:


*Metadata date: 20121101


*Language of metadata: en


Metadata contact:
Contact information:
Contact organization primary:
Contact person: GIS Manager
Contact organization: AZ SO BLM
Contact position: GIS Manager


Contact address:
Address type: mailing and physical address
Address:
One No. Central Ave
City: Phoenix
State or province: AZ
Postal code: 85004
Country: USA

Contact voice telephone: 602-417-9200


Contact electronic mail address: ASOWEB_AZ@blm.gov


Hours of service: 9-5pm MT



*Metadata standard name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
*Metadata standard version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
*Metadata time convention: local time


Metadata extensions:
*Online linkage: http://www.esri.com/metadata/esriprof80.html
*Profile name: ESRI Metadata Profile

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Geoprocessing History:


Process:
*Date: 20110301
*Time: 123531
*Tool location: C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Analysis Tools.tbx\Clip
*Command issued: Clip RDEP_REDA_alt1_max "Surface Management\Surface Management" T:\AZ\State_Office\gis_users\mrickey\gis_data\REDA\alt1_max\RDEP_REDA_alt1_max_BLM.shp #


Process:
*Date: 20110525
*Time: 193115
*Tool location: C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Analysis Tools.tbx\Erase
*Command issued: Erase RDEP_REDA_alt1_max_BLM "Arizona BLM Utility Corridor" "T:\AZ\State_Office\gis_users\mrickey\gis_data\BLM Solar PEIS\AZ_potential_SEZ\utility_corridors\RDEP_REDA_alt1_max_BLM_nocorr.shp" #


Process:
*Date: 20110830
*Time: 123903
*Tool location: C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\Merge
*Command issued: Merge RDEP_SEZ;'Alternative 5' "T:\AZ\State_Office\gis_users\mrickey\gis_data\BLM Solar PEIS\AZ_potential_SEZ\RDEP_ACSEZ_allAlts_merge.shp" "Id 'Id' true true false 6 Long 0 6 ,First,#,RDEP_SEZ,Id,-1,-1,Alternative 5,Id,-1,-1;Type 'Type' true true false 50 Text 0 0 ,First,#,RDEP_SEZ,Type,-1,-1,Alternative 5,Type,-1,-1;Acres 'Acres' true true false 19 Double 0 0 ,First,#,RDEP_SEZ,Acres,-1,-1,Alternative 5,Acres,-1,-1;Name 'Name' true true false 50 Text 0 0 ,First,#,RDEP_SEZ,Name,-1,-1,Alternative 5,Name,-1,-1;include 'include' true true false 5 Text 0 0 ,First,#,RDEP_SEZ,include,-1,-1,Alternative 5,include,-1,-1;Comments 'Comments' true true false 100 Text 0 0 ,First,#,RDEP_SEZ,Comments,-1,-1,Alternative 5,Comments,-1,-1"


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