Rhode Island and Massachusetts Wind Energy Area

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Office of Renewable Energy
Publication_Date: 20120607
Publication_Time: 000000
Title: Rhode Island and Massachusetts Wind Energy Area
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Herndon, Virginia
Publisher: Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Office of Renewable Energy
Online_Linkage:
<http://www.boem.gov/Renewable-Energy-Program/Smart-from-the-Start/Index.aspx>
Description:
Abstract:
Secretary Salazar announced the Department of the Interior's "Smart from the Start" initiative on November 23, 2010. As part of this initiative, a critical element is the identification of Wind Energy Areas (WEA) on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) off the Atlantic coast. WEAs are offshore locations that appear most suitable for wind energy development. Secretary Salazar identified the WEAs on February 7, 2011 in a joint announcement with Secretary Chu of the U.S. Department of Energy as part of the National Strategic Work Plan for Offshore Wind. Data has been and will continue to be collected for these high priority areas to inform government and industry assessments and planning, allowing a more efficient process for permitting and siting responsible development. Requests for Interest (RFIs) and Calls for Information have been or will be issued for these new WEAs to support lease sale environmental assessments. The Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management downloaded the Current Atlantic OCS Wind Energy Areas shapefile from the BOEM Smart from the Start website (<http://www.boem.gov/Renewable-Energy-Program/Smart-from-the-Start/Index.aspx>) on June 14, 2012. The Rhode Island and Massachusetts Wind Energy Area was extracted from the shapefile and the data were projected to the Massachusetts State Plane Coordinate System, Mainland Zone (FIPS zone 2001), meters.
Purpose:
The Rhode Island/Massachusetts Request for Competitive Interest (RFCI) for Commercial Renewable Energy Transmission on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Offshore Rhode Island, Notice of Proposed Grant Area and Request for Competitive Interest (RFCI) in the Area of the Deepwater Wind Block Island Transmission System Proposal will be published in the Federal Register on May 23, 2012 under Docket ID: BOEM-2012-0009. This notice and associated materials are posted on the BOEM web site at the following URL: <http://www.boem.gov/Renewable-Energy-Program/State-Activities/Rhode-Island.aspx>
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20120607
Time_of_Day: 000000
Currentness_Reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: In work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -71.294348
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -70.823360
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 41.298845
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 40.950789
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: Wind Energy Area
Theme_Keyword: WEA
Theme_Keyword: Alternative Energy
Theme_Keyword: Renewable Energy
Theme_Keyword: Request for Interest
Theme_Keyword: RFI
Theme_Keyword: Request for Competitive Interest
Theme_Keyword: RFCI
Theme_Keyword: area of interest
Theme_Keyword: proposed lease area
Theme_Keyword: wind
Theme_Keyword: Call for Information and Nominations
Theme_Keyword: Call
Theme_Keyword: BOEMRE
Theme_Keyword: BOEM
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Categories
Theme_Keyword: planningCadastre
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: Atlantic Ocean
Place_Keyword: Rhode Island
Place_Keyword: Massachusetts
Access_Constraints: None. Public Domain.
Use_Constraints:
The data was developed within the U.S. Government; no proprietary rights may be attached to them nor may they be sold to the U.S. Government as part of any procurement of ADP products or services.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Office of Renewable Energy
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing
Address: 381 Elden Street
Address: Mail Stop 1328
City: Herndon
State_or_Province: Virginia
Postal_Code: 20170
Country: UNITED STATES
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 703-787-1300
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Data_Quality_Information:
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Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management downloaded the Current Atlantic OCS Wind Energy Areas shapefile from the BOEM Smart from the Start website (<http://www.boem.gov/Renewable-Energy-Program/Smart-from-the-Start/Index.aspx>) on June 14, 2012. The Rhode Island and Massachusetts Wind Energy Area was extracted from the shapefile and the data were projected to the Massachusetts State Plane Coordinate System, Mainland Zone (FIPS zone 2001), meters.
Process_Date: 20120622
Process_Time: 000000
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management
Contact_Position: CZM Data Manager
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 251 Causeway Street, Suite 800
City: Boston
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02114-2138
Country: UNITED STATES
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 617-626-1200
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 617-626-1240
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: czm@state.ma.us
Hours_of_Service: 0900 hrs to 1600 hrs EST
Contact_Instructions: email only

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Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
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Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 268

Spatial_Reference_Information:
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Map_Projection_Name: Lambert Conformal Conic
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Standard_Parallel: 41.71666666666667
Standard_Parallel: 42.68333333333333
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -71.5
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 41.0
False_Easting: 200000.0
False_Northing: 750000.0
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Horizontal_Datum_Name: D North American 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: GRS 1980
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.0
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222101

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: ri_ma_wea
Entity_Type_Definition: Rhode Island and Massachusetts Wind Energy Area
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: BOEM Office of Renewable Energy
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FID
Attribute_Definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape
Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: INFO
Attribute_Definition:
Description of the Category for Legend Description Purposes and to indicate affected US State.
Attribute_Definition_Source: BOEM ORE
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PROT_NUMBE
Attribute_Definition:
Official Protraction Diagram (BOEM) in which an OCS block is related.
Attribute_Definition_Source: BOEM MBB
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PROT_APRV_
Attribute_Definition:
Date that the Official Protraction Diagram was approved for publication by the Chief of the Leasing Division's Mapping and Boundary Branch.
Attribute_Definition_Source: BOEM MBB
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: BLOCK_NUMB
Attribute_Definition:
The Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Block number related to a particular Official Protraction Diagram (e.g., NJ18-08, 6784 where 6784 is the block number). Those blocks split into 16ths do not have a number in this field. Use the "BLOCK_LAB" field for block numbers on 1/16 blocks.
Attribute_Definition_Source: BOEM MBB
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: BLOCK_LAB
Attribute_Definition:
A field created for labeling purposes, but also has all the blocks listed and can be used as an alternate to the "BLOCK_NUMB" field.
Attribute_Definition_Source: BOEM ORE
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SUB_BLK
Attribute_Definition: A letter designation for 1/16th of an OCS Block.
Attribute_Definition_Source: BOEM ORE/MBB
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LINK1
Attribute_Definition:
A hyperlink to the latest details on discussions available online for the particular Wind Energy Area.
Attribute_Definition_Source: BOEM ORE
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LINK2
Attribute_Definition:
A hyperlink to the most recent Federal Register Notice or other decision document relating to the Wind Energy Area.
Attribute_Definition_Source: BOEM ORE

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20120625
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Office of Renewable Energy
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing
Address: 381 Elden Street
Address: Mail Stop 1328
City: Herndon
State_or_Province: Virginia
Postal_Code: 20170
Country: UNITED STATES
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 707-787-1300
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time

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