Environmental Blackout Areas - Renewable Energy Transmission Initiative (RETI) [ds496]

SDE Feature Class

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California, renewable energy, exclusion zones, utilitiesCommunication, Environmental sensitivity


Blackout areas were generated by Black and Veatch and are general exclusion zones for renewable energy projects due to environmental sensitivity and other land use/management constraints. See "Phase 1B Proposed Final Report" at http://www.energy.ca.gov/reti/documents/index.html for more details.


Environmental "Blackout" Areas or "Category I Lands" for Renewable Energy Transmission Initiative (RETI) led by the California Energy Commission.


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West -124.409735 East -114.217579
North 42.009524 South 32.534162

Scale Range

ArcGIS Metadata

Topics and Keywords

Themes or categories of the resource environment, utilitiesCommunication

* Content type Downloadable Data

Place keywords California

Theme keywords renewable energy, exclusion zones, Environmental sensitivity

Theme keywords utilitiesCommunication

Title ISO 19115 Topic Category


* Title DS0496_20081217
Publication date 2008-01-01

Presentation formats * digital map

Citation Contacts

Responsible party
Organization's name Black and Veatch
Contact's role originator

Resource Details

Dataset languages English(UNITED STATES)

Status under development
Spatial representation type * vector

Supplemental information
Category I Lands or Blackout Areas are areas where law or policy currently prohibits renewable development. The following are considered Category I Lands although some of these lands may allow transmission lines and access roads under certain circumstances: Designated Federal Wilderness Areas; Private preserves of The Wildlands Conservancy; Wilderness Study Areas; National Wildlife Refuges; Units of National Park System (National Parks, National Monuments, National Recreation Areas, National Historic Sites, National Historic Parks, National Preserves); Existing Conservation Mitigation banks under conservation easement approved by the state Department of Fish and Game, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service or Army Corps of Engineers; Inventoried Roadless Areas on USFS national forests; CA state defined wetlands; National Historic and National Scenic Trails; CA State Wilderness Areas; National Wild, Scenic and Recreational Rivers; CA State Parks; BLM King Range Conservation Area, Black Rock-High Rock National Conservation Area, and Headwaters Forest Reserve; DFG Wildlife Areas and Ecological Reserves; BLM National Recreation Areas; BLM National Monuments; Lands precluded by development under Habitat Conservation Plans and Natural Community Conservation Plans; and Lands specified as of May 1, 2008 in Proposed Wilderness Bills (S. 493, H.R. 3682).
* Processing environment Microsoft Windows 7 Version 6.1 (Build 7601) Service Pack 1; Esri ArcGIS

ArcGIS item properties
* Name DS0496_20081217
* Location Server=; :; Database=; User=; Version=
* Access protocol ArcSDE Connection


publication date
Temporal extent
Date and time 2009-08-12

Geographic extent
Bounding rectangle
Extent type Extent used for searching
* West longitude -124.409735
* East longitude -114.217579
* North latitude 42.009524
* South latitude 32.534162
* Extent contains the resource Yes

Extent in the item's coordinate system
* West longitude -13849228.326200
* East longitude -12714642.713600
* South latitude 3833633.716800
* North latitude 5162406.247200
* Extent contains the resource Yes

Resource Points of Contact

Point of contact
Individual's name Jacque Gilbreath
Organization's name California Energy Commission
Contact's role point of contact

Contact information
Voice 916-654-3902

e-mail address jgilbrea@energy.state.ca.us

Resource Maintenance

Resource maintenance
Update frequency as needed

Resource Constraints

Legal constraints
Other constraints
Restricted. Do NOT make data available upon request. Dataset can be downloaded from http://www.energy.ca.gov/reti/documents/index.html
Limitations of use

Spatial Reference

ArcGIS coordinate system
* Type Projected
* Geographic coordinate reference GCS_WGS_1984
* Projection WGS_1984_Web_Mercator_Auxiliary_Sphere
* Coordinate reference details
Projected coordinate system
Well-known identifier 102100
X origin -20037700
Y origin -30241100
XY scale 10000
Z origin 0
Z scale 1
M origin 0
M scale 1
XY tolerance 0.001
Z tolerance 2
M tolerance 2
High precision true
Latest well-known identifier 3857
Well-known text PROJCS["WGS_1984_Web_Mercator_Auxiliary_Sphere",GEOGCS["GCS_WGS_1984",DATUM["D_WGS_1984",SPHEROID["WGS_1984",6378137.0,298.257223563]],PRIMEM["Greenwich",0.0],UNIT["Degree",0.0174532925199433]],PROJECTION["Mercator_Auxiliary_Sphere"],PARAMETER["False_Easting",0.0],PARAMETER["False_Northing",0.0],PARAMETER["Central_Meridian",0.0],PARAMETER["Standard_Parallel_1",0.0],PARAMETER["Auxiliary_Sphere_Type",0.0],UNIT["Meter",1.0],AUTHORITY["EPSG",3857]]

Reference system identifier
* Value 3857
* Codespace EPSG
* Version 7.11.2

Spatial Data Properties

* Level of topology for this dataset geometry only

Geometric objects
Feature class name DS0496_20081217
* Object type composite
* Object count 7526

ArcGIS Feature Class Properties
Feature class name DS0496_20081217
* Feature type Simple
* Geometry type Polygon
* Has topology FALSE
* Feature count 7526
* Spatial index TRUE
* Linear referencing FALSE

Data Quality


Process step
Dataset received from the California Energy Commission on 12/16/08. Calif. Dept. of Fish and Game reprojected the dataset from UTM, Zone11, NAD83, foot_US to California Albers, NAD83, meters for use in the BIOS Viewer.

Process contact
Organization's name California Department of Fish and Game
Contact's role processor

Process step
When the process occurred 2008-12-17
Edited original metadata by adding ISO keywords.

Process contact
Individual's name Greg Ewing
Organization's name California Department of Fish and Game
Contact's role processor

Contact information

Geoprocessing history

Process name Merge_23
Date 2008-06-1609:28:32
Tool location C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\Merge
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No

Date 2008-12-0309:53:57
Tool location C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Analysis Tools.tbx\Clip
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No

Process name Project_1
Date 2008-12-1616:11:03
Tool location C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\Project
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No

Date 2011-07-2109:03:32
Tool location C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Conversion Tools.tbx\FeatureClassToFeatureClass
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No

Date 2013-06-2115:29:01
Tool location c:\program files (x86)\arcgis\desktop10.1\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\Project
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Distribution format
* Name SDE Feature Class

Transfer options
Online source
Location http://bios.dfg.ca.gov


Details for object DS0496_20081217
* Type Feature Class
* Row count 7526

* Data type OID
* Width 4
* Precision 10
* Scale 0
* Field description
Internal feature number.
* Description source
* Description of values
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.

Field Shape
* Alias Shape
* Data type Geometry
* Width 4
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
* Field description
Feature geometry.
* Description source
* Description of values
Coordinates defining the features.

Field Shape.STArea()
* Alias Shape.STArea()
* Data type Double
* Width 0
* Precision 0
* Scale 0

Field Shape.STLength()
* Alias Shape.STLength()
* Data type Double
* Width 0
* Precision 0
* Scale 0

Metadata Details

Metadata language English(UNITED STATES)
Metadata character set utf8 - 8 bit UCS Transfer Format

Scope of the data described by the metadata dataset
Scope name * dataset

* Last update 2014-04-28

ArcGIS metadata properties
Metadata format ArcGIS1.0
Metadata style FGDC CSDGM Metadata

Created in ArcGIS for the item 2014-03-0616:27:14
Last modified in ArcGIS for the item 2014-04-2812:52:37

Automatic updates
Have been performed Yes
Last update 2014-04-2812:52:37

Metadata Contacts

Metadata contact
Individual's name Ray McDowell
Organization's name California Department of Fish and Game
Contact's role point of contact

Contact information

Thumbnail and Enclosures


Enclosure type File
Description of enclosure original metadata
Original metadata document, which was translated yes
Source metadata format fgdc