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    COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA
    DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
    GENERAL INFORMATION FORM -- AUTHORIZATION APPLICATION
    LOCATIONAL DATA CODES
    GENERAL INFORMATION
    Locational data information aids the Department in determining the method, accuracy
    and description of the latitude and longitude information that is being provided with the
    application.
    LOCATIONAL DATA CODES
    Horizontal Accuracy Measure.
    The measure of the accuracy in feet of the latitude and longitude
    coordinates. Using the latitude and longitude
    coordinates provided by the applicant will guarantee you
    are no more than this number of feet or meters from the actual location.
    Horizontal Reference Datum.
    The code and description that represent the reference datum used in
    determining latitude and longitude coordinates.
    Horizontal Collection Method.
    The code and description that represent the method used to determine
    the latitude and longitude coordinates for a point on the earth.
    Code
    Description
    EMAP
    Geographic coordinate determination method is based on eMapPA.
    HGIS
    Geographic coordinate determination method based on DCNR’s Heritage database (PNDI).
    LOCAT
    Geographic coordinate determination based on PADEP Lat Long Locator tool.
    NPWEB
    NPSBMP Input Website
    NTDEP
    Locational data submitted by applicant or other source outside of DEP
    RNDRP
    Raindrop Tool
    WAAS
    Geographic coordinate determination method based on GPS WAAS differentially corrected.
    ZP2CN
    Center of an area defined by the 5-digit ZIP code and its 2-digit geographic segment
    extension.
    ZP4CN
    Center of an area defined by the 5-digit ZIP code and its 4-digit geographic segment
    extension.
    EPGPS
    Environmental Protection GPS Equipment
    AMBLF
    Geographic coordinate determination method based on address matching-block face.
    AMDIG
    Geographic coordinate determination method based on address matching-digitized.
    AMHNO
    Geographic coordinate determination method based on address matching-house number.
    AMINT Geographic coordinate determination method based on address matching-nearest
    intersection
    AMOTH
    Geographic coordinate determination method based on address matching-other.
    AMPN
    Geographic coordinate determination method based on address matching-primary name.
    AMSTC
    Geographic coordinate determination method based on address matching-street centerline.
    CB90
    Geographic coordinate determination method based on census block-1990-centroid.
    CB90G
    Geographic coordinate determination method based on census/group-1990-centroid.
    CB90T
    Geographic coordinate determination method based on census/tract-1990-centroid.
    CENOT
    Geographic coordinate determination method based on census-other.
    SURVY
    Geographic coordinate determination method based on classical surveying techniques.
    GPSKN
    Geographic coordinate determination method based on GPS carrier phase kinematic relative
    positioning technique.

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    Code
    Description
    GPSST
    Geographic coordinate determination method based on GPS carrier phase static relative
    positioning technique.
    GPSDF
    Geographic coordinate determination method based on GPS code measurements (pseudo
    range) differential (DGPS).
    GPSPR
    Geographic coordinate determination method based on GPS code measurements (pseudo
    range) precise positioning service.
    GPSON
    Geographic coordinate determination method based on GPS code measurements (pseudo
    range) standard positioning service (SA On).
    GPSOF
    Geographic coordinate determination method based on GPS code measurements (pseudo
    range) standard positioning service (SA Off).
    ITPMP
    Geographic coordinate determination method based on interpolation-map.
    ITPOT
    Geographic coordinate determination method based on interpolation-other.
    ITPPH
    Geographic coordinate determination method based on interpolation-photo.
    ITPSA
    Geographic coordinate determination method based on interpolation-satellite.
    LORAN
    Geographic coordinate determination method based on Loran C.
    PLSQS
    Geographic coordinate determination method based on public land survey quarter of a
    section.
    PLSSC
    Geographic coordinate determination method based on public land survey section.
    GISDR
    Geographic coordinate determination method based on the use of GIS and Digital Raster
    Graphic 1:24000 scale USGS 7.5 minute quadrangle maps.
    ZPCEN
    Geographic coordinate determination method based on zipcode-centroid.
    TIGER
    Geographic coordinate determination method is based on a digital map source (TIGER).
    PLSES
    Geographic coordinate determination method is based on a public land survey, an eighth of
    a section.
    PLSFT
    Geographic coordinate determination method is based on a public land survey footing.
    PLSSX
    Geographic coordinate determination method is based on a public land survey, a sixteenth of
    a section.
    ITPMS
    Geographic coordinate determination method is based on the use of a Multi-Spectral
    Scanner (MSS).
    ITPTM
    Geographic coordinate determination method is based on the use of a Thematic Mapper
    (TM).
    ITPSP Geographic coordinate determination method uses SPOT (Systeme Probatoire
    d'Observation de la Terre), a French-owned satellite launched in 1984.
    GPS
    Global Positioning Method, with unspecified parameters.
    GPSCN
    GPS Code Measurements (pseudo range) Standard Positioning Service Corrected using
    Canadian Active Control System.
    UNK
    Unknown
    Reference Point Code.
    The code and description that represent the place for which geographic
    coordinates were established.
    Code
    Description
    CNTAR
    Center of Area
    DISPT
    Primary discharge point for a body of water whether natural or manmade.
    INTC
    Interconnection – A point of connection between facilities NPSBP NPSBMP Location.
    NPSBP
    NPSBMP Location
    PSBS
    Point on streambank or shoreline.
    UPSB
    Upstream point on bank or shoreline
    WAPPS
    Water Allocation Permit Primary Source – The water allocation permit location references
    the primary source point covered under the permit.
    ADBLD
    Administrative Building-A building where business, school, or governmental business affairs
    are managed.
    AIRMN
    Air Monitoring Station-The station where air monitoring occurs.

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    Code
    Description
    AIRST
    Air Release Stack-The stack where air releases occur.
    AIRVT
    Air Release Vent-The vent where air releases occur.
    ATETU
    Atmospheric Emissions Treatment Unit-The unit where atmospheric emissions are treated.
    CNTER
    Center of the facility.
    CTROD
    Centroid for the area where the facility is.
    INPIP
    Intake Pipe-A pipe where fluid enters an enclosure.
    LGOON
    Lagoon or Settling Pond-A body of water at rest, where clarification takes place as sediment
    is deposited.
    LWTU
    Liquid Waste Treatment Unit-The unit where liquid waste is treated.
    LODCT
    Loading Area Centroid-The centroid for the loading area.
    LODNG
    Loading Facility-The facility where loading occurs.
    CORNE
    Northeast corner of the land parcel.
    CORNW
    Northwest corner of the land parcel.
    WELOG
    Oil or Gas Well
    ENTFT
    Plant Entrance (freight)-The freight entrance to a plant.
    ENTGN
    Plant Entrance (general)-The general entrance to a plant.
    ENTPE
    Plant Entrance (personnel)-The personnel entrance to a plant.
    CNTAM
    Potential source of contamination to drinking water supply.
    PUCEN
    Process Unit Area Centroid-The centroid for the area where the process unit is.
    PUNIT
    Process Unit-The unit where processing occurs.
    SWSTR
    Solid Waste Storage Area-The area where solid wastes are stored.
    SWTDU
    Solid Waste Treatment/Disposal Unit-The unit where solid wastes are treated or disposed of.
    H2OSR
    Source Water Area-The area that potentially supplies water to a drinking water intake.
    H2OPR Source Water Protection Area-The drinking water source area where protective
    management action occur.
    CORSE
    Southeast corner of the land parcel.
    CORSW
    Southwest corner of the land parcel.
    SPRNG
    Spring-A place where ground water flows naturally from a rock or the soil into the land
    surface or into a body of surface water.
    STANK
    Storage Tank
    UNK
    Unknown-The information is not known.
    H2OMS
    Water Monitoring Station-The station where water monitoring occurs.
    H2OPI
    Water Release Pipe-The pipe where water releases occur.
    H2OWL
    Water Well-A shaft or dug hole, whose depth is greater than its diameter, sunk into the
    ground to a depth that allows the withdrawal of water from a water-yielding geologic unit.
    WELPA
    Wellhead Protection Area-The surface and subsurface area surrounding a water well or well
    field, supplying a public water system, through which contaminants are reasonably likely to
    move toward and reach such water well or well field.
    Altitude.
    The height of anything above a given planetary reference plane. In this document, altitude
    should be referenced to sea level on earth.
    Altitude Datum Name.
    The identification given to the surface taken as the surface of reference from
    which altitudes are measured.
    Altitude (Vertical) Location Datum Collection Method.
    The code and description that represent the
    method used to collect the vertical measure (i.e., the altitude) of a reference point.
    Code
    Description
    UNK
    Unknown
    ALTIM
    A method used to determine vertical components based on altimetry.
    SRVEY
    Geographic coordinate determination method based on classical surveying techniques.

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    Code
    Description
    GPSKN
    Geographic coordinate determination method based on GPS carrier phase kinematic relative
    positioning technique.
    GPSST
    Geographic coordinate determination method based on GPS carrier phase static relative
    positioning technique.
    GPSDF
    Geographic coordinate determination method based on GPS code measurements (pseudo
    range) differential (DGPS).
    GPSPR
    Geographic coordinate determination method based on GPS code measurements (pseudo
    range) precise positioning service.
    GPSOF
    Geographic coordinate determination method based on GPS code measurements (pseudo
    range) standard positioning service (SA Off).
    GPSON
    Geographic coordinate determination method based on GPS code measurements (pseudo
    range) standard positioning service (SA On).
    LVLNB
    Leveling between non-benchmark control points.
    PHGRM
    Photogrammetric.
    LVLBM
    Precise leveling from a bench mark.
    TOPO
    Topographic map interpolation.
    TRGLV
    Trigonometric leveling.
    Geometric Type Code.
    The code and description that represent the geometric entity represented by one
    point or a sequence of latitude and longitude points.
    Code
    Description
    POINT
    Point referenced by geographic coordinates.
    Data Collection Date.
    The calendar date when data were collected.
    Source Map Scale Number.
    The number that represents the proportional distance on the ground for one
    unit of measure on the map or photo. An example of this type of information is 1 inch = 10 feet.

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