EPA Region 2 Discharge Pipes for Facilites with NPDES Permits from the Permit Compliance GIS Layer

Metadata Updated: January 13, 2018

The Permit and Compliance System (PCS) contains data on the National Pollution Discharge Elimination Systems (NPDES) permit-holding facilities. This includes information on the permitted facility, compliance schedule, outfall schedule, permit limits, discharge monitoring reports, enforcement actions and violations. All data for EPA Region 2 Regulated Facility GIS layers are extracted from the Facility Registry System (FRS) of Envirofacts on a monthly basis using R2GIS SQL procedures and Linked Server definitions. The attributes for each media specific R2GIS Regulated Facility layer provides the ID, name, address and environmental interest (permit designation or regulated activity) from the parent media program system and the best available coordinates from the FRS Geospatial Tables except for the Region 2 CERLIS layers were all locational data is from the CERCLIS database only. There are a small percentage of EPA Regulated Facilities for which no coordinate information has been registered in any of the related EPA or State Program System Databases. These facilities will have attribute table records in the Facility GIS layer but will not appear as points in the display map. For the much larger set of program system records with coordinates there may be a small subset of facilities having multiple records for the same facility in the layer. This can be due to multiple environmental interests registered over time for the same permit (e.g. AIR Major to Minor, RCRA Small Quantity Generator to Large Quantity Generator). A facility may also have been issued multiple program system IDs under the same EPA Program overtime. In either of these cases there will be more than one record with the same coordinates in a R2 Regulated Facility GIS layer and will result in stacked points on the GIS display.

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Metadata Date January 8, 2018
Metadata Created Date November 20, 2015
Metadata Updated Date January 13, 2018
Reference Date(s) November 17, 2014 (publication)
Frequency Of Update monthly

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date January 8, 2018
Metadata Created Date November 20, 2015
Metadata Updated Date January 13, 2018
Reference Date(s) November 17, 2014 (publication)
Responsible Party U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 2, GIS Team (Point of Contact)
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