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TCEQ Permitted and Industrial Hazardous Waste Sites

Documentation describing Permitted and Industrial Hazardous Waste Sites spatial data layer.
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The following text conforms with the hierarchy of data elements in the FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata. This GIS layer supersedes all earlier copies, translations or coverages of the Air Quality Monitoring Stations coverage which may have been made by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).

1 IDENTIFICATION_INFORMATION
Citation:
Originator: Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)
Publication_Date: 19960830
Title: TCEQ Permitted Industrial & Hazardous Waste Sites
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Austin, TX
Publisher: TCEQ
Abstract:
This layer contains point locations for operating Permitted Industrial and Hazardous Waste Locations in Texas. Facilities which store, process, or dispose of hazardous waste (except where such storage and/or processing is excluded from permit requirements in accordance with 30 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Section 335) must obtain a permit pursuant to the Texas Solid Waste Disposal Act. The Industrial and Hazardous Waste Permits Section of the TCEQ maintain a database of these facilities, which is represented geographically here.

Level 3 Certification - This layer does not meet the minimum 25 meter agency standard. The layer was certified with known problems that have been documented in the metadata. It is not suitable for high-precision measurement applications.
Purpose:
General purpose use, to determine locations of Permitted Industrial & Hazardous Waste Sites in Texas.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: unknown
Ending_Date: unknown
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: 99% complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -106.5164
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -91.9028
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 36.3783
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 25.9719
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: Industrial and Hazardous Waste
Theme_Keyword: IHW
Theme_Keyword: I&
Theme_Keyword: PIHW
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: FIPS 5-2
Place_Keyword: TX
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints: None. Acknowledgment of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality would be appreciated in products derived from this dataset.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Latrice Hertzler
Contact_Organization: TCEQ (WASTE)
Contact_Position:
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing address
Address: P.O. Box 13087
City: Austin
State_or_Province: TX
Postal_Code: 78711-3087
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 512-239-6307
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone:
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address:lhertzl@tceq.texas.gov
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name: http://www.tceq.state.tx.us/assets/public/gis/metadata/images/pihw.gif
Browse_Graphic_File_Description: The graphic displays Permitted IHW Sites statewide.
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: GIF
Data Set Credit: Permits Section of the Industrial & Hazardous Waste Division, Office of Waste Management, TCEQ
Native_Data_Set_Environment: UNIX
2 DATA_QUALITY_INFORMATION:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report: None
Logical_Consistency_Report: All data are extracted electronically from TCEQ's Hazardous Waste Registration Database
Completeness_Report: All data are extracted electronically from TCEQ's Hazardous Waste Registration Database
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report: The facilities report location information to the TCEQ, however, it is not known by which method these coordinates are obtained. The GIS Team did a simple evaluation of the site locations using TIGER county boundaries as a reference. Of 224 sites, 19 fell in wrong counties. These will be corrected by IHW staff, however they are included in the current coverage.
Quantitative_Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Assessment:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Value: Unknown
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Explanation: Resolution as reported.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Originator: Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)
Publication_Date: 19960830
Title: TCEQ Permitted Industrial & Hazardous Waste Sites
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Austin, TX
Publisher: TCEQ
Source_Scale_Denominator:
Type_of_Source_Media: online relational database
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: TCEQ Hazardous Waste Registration Database
Source_Contribution: All data in this spatial dataset was extracted from the TCEQ Hazardous Waste Registration Database.
Process_Step:
Process_Description: Arc/Info software is used to create a point coverage from ascii data extracted from the Hazardous Waste Registration Database. Coverage is then projected to the TCEQ standard map projection (TSMS).
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
Process_Date: 19960829
3 SPATIAL_DATA_ORGANIZATION_INFORMATION:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: point
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: Point
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 224
4 SPATIAL_REFERENCE_INFORMATION:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Map_Projection:
Map_Projection_Name: Lambert Conformal Conic
Lambert_Conformal_Conic:
Standard_Parallel: 34d 55m 00s
Standard_Parallel: 27d 25m 00s
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -100d 00m 00s
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 31d 10m 00s
False_Easting: 1,000,000 meters
False_Northing: 1,000,000 meters
Other_Projection's_Defintion: The projection system used corresponds to the Texas State-wide Mapping System (TSMS) defined in the Texas GIS Planning Council's GIS Data Standards. TSMS uses measurement units of meters.
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 80
5 ENTITY_AND_ATTRIBUTE_INFORMATION:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: PIHW.PAT
Entity_Type_Definition: Arc/Info Point Attribute Table
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: GIN
Attribute_Definition:
Geographic ID Number. This number, assigned during the TCEQ GIS Certification and Update procedures, uniquely identifies each facility, monitoring station and incident site tracked by TCEQ. This number is permanent and non-reusable. GIN numbers 7000001 through 7999999 are reserved for Permitted IHW sites.
Attribute_Definition_Source: TCEQ GIS
Attribute_Domain_Values: Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 7000001
Range_Domain_Maximum: 7999999
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FID
Attribute_Definition:
TCEQ-assigned Registration Number or Facility ID
Attribute_Definition_Source: TCEQ Hazardous Waste Registration Database
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Unrepresentable Five-digit text
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: PIHW.DAT
Entity_Type_Definition: Attributes related to PIHW geo-dataset
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: TCEQ Hazardous Waste Registration Database, TCEQ GIS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LAT
Attribute_Definition: LATITUDE. This 10-digit numeric field indicates the latitude of each location in decimal degrees.
Attribute_Definition_Source: TCEQ Hazardous Waste Registration Database
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 25.9719000
Range_Domain_Maximum: 36.3783000
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LONG
Attribute_Definition: LONGITUDE. This 12-digit numeric field indicates the longitude of each location in decimal degrees.
Attribute_Definition_Source: TCEQ Hazardous Waste Registration Database
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain_Minimum: -106.5164000
Range_Domain_Maximum: -91.9028000
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LOCMETH
Attribute_Definition: LOCATION COLLECTION METHOD. This two-character field indicates the method used to determine the coordinates of each location.
Attribute_Definition_Source: TCEQ
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: UN
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Unknown
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LOCACC
Attribute_Definition: LOCATION ACCURACY. This six-digit numeric field contains a value indicating the spatial accuracy of each location in meters.
Attribute_Definition_Source: TCEQ
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: -9999
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: COMPANY_NAME
Attribute_Definition: Name of the company.
Attribute_Definition_Source: TCEQ Hazardous Waste Database
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Unrepresentable Text
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CITY
Attribute_Definition: City in which the facility resides.
Attribute_Definition_Source: TCEQ Hazardous Waste Database
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Unrepresentable
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: COUNTY
Attribute_Definition: County in which the facility resides.
Attribute_Definition_Source: TCEQ Hazardous Waste Database
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Unrepresentable
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: EPA-ID
Attribute_Definition: EPA Identification Number of the site.
Attribute_Definition_Source: TCEQ Hazardous Waste Database
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Unrepresentable 12-digit text
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: COMMERCIAL
Attribute_Definition: Designates a commercial facility. *
Attribute_Definition_Source: TCEQ Hazardous Waste Database
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: "Y"
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Commercial Facility
Enumerated_Domain_Value: ""
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Not a Commercial Facility
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: HAZARDOUS
Attribute_Definition: Designates a hazardous waste facility. *
Attribute_Definition_Source: TCEQ Hazardous Waste Database
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: "Y"
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Hazardous Waste Facility
Enumerated_Domain_Value: ""
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Not a Hazardous Waste Facility
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: RECYCLER
Attribute_Definition: Designates a hazardous recycling facility. *
Attribute_Definition_Source: TCEQ Hazardous Waste Database
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: "Y"
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Recycling Facility
Enumerated_Domain_Value: ""
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Not a Recycling Facility
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: STOR/TREAT
Attribute_Definition: Designates a storage/treatment facility. *
Attribute_Definition_Source: TCEQ Hazardous Waste Database
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: "Y"
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: storage/treatment Facility
Enumerated_Domain_Value: ""
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Not a storage/treatment Facility
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Disposal Unit
Attribute_Definition: Designates a Disposal Unit. *
Attribute_Definition_Source: TCEQ Hazardous Waste Database
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: "Y"
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Disposal Unit
Enumerated_Domain_Value: ""
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Not a Disposal Unit
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: STATUS(DISPOSAL)
Attribute_Definition: Status of Disposal Units. *
Attribute_Definition_Source: TCEQ Hazardous Waste Database
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: "PCC"
Enumerated_Domain_Value: "PCL"
Enumerated_Domain_Value: ""
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: COMBUSTION
Attribute_Definition: Designates a Combustion Unit. *
Attribute_Definition_Source: TCEQ Hazardous Waste Database
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: "Y"
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Combustion unit
Enumerated_Domain_Value: ""
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Not a Combustion Unit
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: UNDERGROUND_INJ
Attribute_Definition: Designates an Underground Injection site. *
Attribute_Definition_Source: TCEQ Hazardous Waste Database
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: "Y"
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Underground Injection site
Enumerated_Domain_Value: ""
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Not an Underground Injection site
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ACTIVE/INACTIVE
Attribute_Definition: Designates whether a site is active or inactive. *
Attribute_Definition_Source: TCEQ Hazardous Waste Database
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: "Active"
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Active site
Enumerated_Domain_Value: "Inactive"
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Inactive site
Enumerated_Domain_Value: ""
Overview Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
The .pat table contains a TCEQ Geographic Identification Number (GIN) and a TCEQ Hazardous Waste Registration Number (FID). The .dat tables also contains these two attributes (GIN should be used as a relate key), along with other attributes taken from the TCEQ Hazardous Waste Registration database. Those attributes noted with an asterisk (*), are not considered very reliable.
6 DISTRIBUTION_INFORMATION:
Distributor:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Greg Smithhart
Contact_Organization: TCEQ
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing address
Address: P.O. Box 13087 (Mail Code 197)
City: Austin
State_or_Province: TX
Postal_Code: 78711-3087
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 512-239-0859
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 512-239-0888
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gsmithha@tceq.texas.gov
Resource_Description: TCEQ Certified Site Map Layers
Distribution_Liability:
Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system at the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, no warranty expressed or implied is made by the TCEQ regarding the utility of the data on any other system, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: ARCE
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information: World Wide Web
Network_Address: www.tceq.state.tx.us
Network_Resource_Name: http://www.tceq.state.tx.us/gis/
Available_Time_Period: Immediate
7 METADATA_REFERENCE_INFORMATION:
Metadata_Date: 19960912
Metadata_Review_Date: 19980602
Metadata_Future_Review_Date: Unknown
Distributor:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Greg Smithhart
Contact_Organization: TCEQ
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing address
Address: P.O. Box 13087 (Mail Code 197)
City: Austin
State_or_Province: TX
Postal_Code: 78711-3087
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 512-239-0859
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 512-239-0888
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gsmithha@tceq.texas.gov
Available_Time_Period: Immediate
Metadata_Standard_Name:
FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata

Metadata_Standard_Version:

Metadata_Time_Convention: Local Time

Metadata_Access_Constaints: None

Metadata_Use_Constaints: None

Metadata_Security_Information:
Metadata_Security_Classification_System: None
Metadata_Security_Classification: Unclassified