Active Underground Permit Boundaries 202010


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of District Mining Operations
Publication_Date:202010
Title:
Active Underground Permit Boundaries 202010
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form:vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place:Coal Center, PA
Publisher:Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of District Mining Operations
Online_Linkage: http://www.pasda.psu.edu/
Description:
Abstract:
Pennsylvania state law requires those who wish to conduct mining activities within the Commonwealth submit and get approval by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for permits related to those activities. These permits are written to cover various aspects of the mining operations, such as: reclamation, water quality protection, air quality protection, waste disposal and mine subsidence control. The DEP California District Office reviews permits related to Bituminous coal underground mining. Module 6.1 of the Application for Bituminous Underground Mine requires a Location Map be submitted with the permit. The Location Map should be a 7.5 Minute USGS map covering the area within one (1) mile of the underground permit area boundaries. This dataset contains the digitized underground permit area boundaries of the active underground bituminous mines in Pennsylvania based from the Location Maps submitted with the permit applications and permit renewal applications.
Purpose:
The purpose of this dataset is to provide DEP staff and other environmental professionals with a spatially referenced dataset of underground permit area boundaries of active bituminous coal mines in Pennsylvania.
Supplemental_Information:
This data is intended for use at 1:24,000 or smaller scale.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date:202010
Currentness_Reference:
publication date
Status:
Progress:In work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency:As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate:-80.573775
East_Bounding_Coordinate:-78.546339
North_Bounding_Coordinate:41.306125
South_Bounding_Coordinate:39.710401
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus:ISO 19115 Topic Categories
Theme_Keyword:coal mine
Theme_Keyword:anthracite
Theme_Keyword:bituminous
Theme_Keyword:coal resources
Theme_Keyword:active mine
Theme_Keyword:mine map
Theme_Keyword:geoscientificinformation
Theme_Keyword:permit boundaries
Place:
Place_Keyword:Pennsylvania
Access_Constraints:None
Use_Constraints:
The Originator, Publisher and Distributor exclude any and all implied warranties and make no warranty or representation with respect to the data files or accompanying documentation, including quality, performance, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. These data files and documentation are provided 'as is' and the User assumes the entire risk as to their quality and performance. 
	
	These data are not to be redistributed for commercial profit. Reproduction or redistribution of this digital data set without permission of the Originator/Publisher is expressly forbidden. The Originator and Publisher should be clearly cited in any product derived from this data. Any modifications to this data must be described in any digital or hardcopy product derived from this data.

Any digital or hardcopy product derived from this data should not be of a scale larger than 1:24,000 and the following disclaimer should be added to the product: "The Active Underground Permit Boundaries layer was provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. The layer was prepared using information considered to be the best historic data available. The Department assumes no responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of this information."
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of District Mining Operations
Contact_Person:Technical Services Unit
Contact_Position:Technical Services Unit
Contact_Address:
Address_Type:mailing and physical address
Address:
DEP- California District Office
Address:
25 Technology Drive
Address:
California Technology Park
City:Coal Center
State_or_Province:PA
Postal_Code:15423
Country:USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone:724-769-1100
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone:724-769-1102
Data_Set_Credit:
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of District Mining Operations
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Several attributes contain details of mine names, operators, status, and other details of mining operations.  These mine names, operators, status, and other details of mining operations change over time and there is NO guarantee that the data listed is the most accurate, recent, and/or complete.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
This dataset was created by digitizing georeferenced mine maps of various/unknown accuracy and various/unknown coordinate systems to various base maps, including but not limited to USGS topographic maps and PAMAP aerial photography. Therefore, horizontal accuracy of the polygons representing the digitized mined out area are UNKNOWN.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Contribution:
This dataset was created from digitizing mine maps developed from multiple mine operators.  Credit should be given to the mine operators for developing the original mine maps.
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
This dataset was created by scanning mine maps submitted to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) as part of Module 6.1 of the Application for Bituminous Underground Mine.  The digital scanned images of the maps were then georeferenced using ArcGIS to base maps, including but not limited to 7.5 minute USGS topographic maps and PAMAP aerial photography. Next, the underground permit area boundaries on the map images were digitized and attributed.
Process_Step:
Process_Step:
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Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method:Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method:coordinate pair
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution:0.000125
Ordinate_Resolution:0.000125
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
Vertical_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Altitude_System_Definition:
Altitude_Resolution:1.000000
Altitude_Encoding_Method:Explicit elevation coordinate included with horizontal coordinates
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Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label:ActiveUndergroundPermitBoundaries2017_06
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:COUNTY
Attribute_Definition:
The county the mine is located in.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:MINE
Attribute_Definition:
The name of the mine.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:OPERATOR
Attribute_Definition:
The mine operator that is operating the mine.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:PERMIT
Attribute_Definition:
The permit number assigned to the mine by the DEP.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:TYPE
Attribute_Definition:
Type of coal removal method being used in the mine.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value:Longwall
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Longwall method of coal removal
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value:Room and Pillar
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Room and Pillar method of coal mining.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:STATUS
Attribute_Definition:
The status of the permit.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value:Active
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Coal mine is actively removing coal.
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value:Final
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
The permit is still considered active, but final mine maps have been submitted.
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value:Pending
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
The DEP received an application, but has not yet approved the permit. 
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value:Withdrawn
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
The mine operator submitted, but then withdrawn all or part of the application.
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value:Other
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Other circumstance.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:COAL_SEAM
Attribute_Definition:
The coal seam that the mining is occurring on.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:SHAPE
Attribute_Definition:
Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Esri
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:SHAPE_Leng
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:SHAPE_Area
Attribute_Definition:
Area of feature in internal units squared.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Esri
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of District Mining Operations
Contact_Person:Technical Services Unit
Contact_Position:Technical Services Unit
Contact_Address:
Address_Type:mailing and physical address
Address:
DEP- California District Office
Address:
25 Technology Drive
Address:
California Technology Park
City:Coal Center
State_or_Province:PA
Postal_Code:15423
Country:USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone:724-769-1100
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone:724-769-1102
Resource_Description:Downloadable Data
Distribution_Liability:
Not for commercial use or resale. The User shall save the Commonwealth harmless from any suits, claims or actions arising out of the use of the data files or accompanying documentation, or arising out of any defect in the data files or accompanying documentation. The Commonwealth excludes any and all implied warranties and makes no warranty or representation with respect to the data files or accompanying documentation, including quality, performance, merchantability, or fitness for a particular purpose. These data files and documentation are provided AS IS and the User assumes the entire risk as to their quality and performance

Those parties involved with the development and distribution of this data will not be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages arising out of the use or inability to use the FILES or any accompanying documentation.
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:Pennsylvania Spatial Data Access (PASDA)
Contact_Address:
Address_Type:mailing and physical address
Address:
115 Land and Water building
City:University Park
State_or_Province:Pennsylvania
Postal_Code:16802
Country:United States
Contact_Voice_Telephone:(814) 865 - 8792
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address:pasda@psu.edu
Distribution_Liability:
The USER shall indemnify, save harmless, and, if requested, defend those parties involved with the development and distribution of this data, their officers, agents, and employees from and against any suits, claims, or actions for injury, death, or property damage arising out of the use of or any defect in the FILES or any accompanying documentation. Those parties involved with the development and distribution excluded any and all implied warranties, including warranties or merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose and makes no warranty or representation, either express or implied, with respect to the FILES or accompanying documentation, including its quality, performance, merchantability, or fitness for a particular purpose. The FILES and documentation are provided "as is" and the USER assumes the entire risk as to its quality and performance. Those parties involved with the development and distribution of this data will not be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages arising out of the use or inability to use the FILES or any accompanying documentation
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date:202010
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of District Mining Operations
Contact_Person:Technical Services Unit
Contact_Address:
Address_Type:mailing and physical address
Address:
DEP- California District Office
Address:
25 Technology Drive
Address:
California Technology Park
City:Coal Center
State_or_Province:PA
Postal_Code:15423
Country:USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone:724-769-1100
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone:724-769-1102
Metadata_Standard_Name:FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version:FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention:local time
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