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e-AMLIS Data Dictionary


Field Name Data Type Field Size Description Example
AMLIS KEY Varchar 11 A value assigned to a problem area description that contains a States or Tribes abbreviation followed by six integers that are either auto generated or manually assigned. AL000001
PA NAME Varchar 35 The name that is given to a problem area by a State or Tribe. New Lexington
PU NUMBER Varchar 20 A number that is auto generated when a State or Tribe establishes a Planning Unit. Planning Units are subdivision(s) of Water Cataloging Units (WCU) established by the Water Resources Council. 127
PU NAME Varchar 100 A name that is assigned by a State or Tribe when they establish a Planning Unit. Planning Units are subdivision(s) of Water Cataloging Units (WCU) established by the Water Resources Council. N. River Wittson
STATE Varchar 2 The abbreviation for the State or Tribal Nation that is auto assigned to each data entry account. AL
COUNTY Varchar 20 Auto generated based on the data entry users input of latitude and longitude coordinates of a problem area. The county for each State for which a problem area is located. Tuscaloosa
QUADRANGLE Varchar 50 Auto generated based on the data entry users input of latitude and longitude coordinates of a problem area. The area shown on one of the standard topographic map sheets published by the U.S. GeologicalSurvey: approximately 17 miles (27 km) north to south and from11 to 15 miles (17 to 24 km) east to west. New Lexington
WATERSHED Varchar 50 Auto generated based on the data entry users input of latitude and longitude coordinates of a problem area. The Watershed Boundary Dataset (WBD) defines the areal extent of surface water drainage to a point, accounting for all land and surface areas. Upper Black Warrior
FIPS CODE Varchar 50 Auto generated based on the data entry users input of latitude and longitude coordinates of a problem area. Federal information processing standards codes (FIPS codes) are a standardized set of numeric or alphabetic codes issued by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to ensure uniform identification of geographic entities through all federal government agencies. The entities covered include: states and statistically equivalent entities, counties and statistically equivalent entities, named populated and related location entities (such as, places and county subdivisions), and American Indian and Alaska Native areas. 1125
HUC CODE Varchar 50 Auto generated based on the data entry users input of latitude and longitude coordinates of a problem area. Hydrologic units define drainage areas for surface water. This code identifies the sub watershed level. 3160112
MINING TYPE Varchar 1 The type of mining that occurred prior to the enactment of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 within each identified problem area, surface, underground or both. S
ORE TYPE Varchar 50 States who have lands eligible for non-coal reclamation on sites where other mining has occurred specify the type of ore minded on the site, i.e. Bentonite, Cinnabar, Clay, Copper, Feldspar, Fluorite, Gold, Granite, Iron, Lead, Limestone, Marble and Other. C
CENSUS POPULATION Int N/A A number derived from a mathematical calculation using the U.S. Census Bureau population of Census Block Groups and the location of the problem area. This data is used to report the Number of people with reduced exposure potential to safety risks from abandoned mine lands to the Department of Interior as part of the Office of Surface Mining's annual accomplishments. 3,581
LATITUDE Decimal 16, 12 Coordinates entered by the data entry user and is defined as the angular distance of a place north or south of the earth's equator, or of a celestial object north or south of the celestial equator, expressed in degrees and minutes or decimal degrees. 33.56361111
LONGITUDE Decimal 16, 12 Coordinates entered by the data entry user and is defined as the angular distance of a place east or west of the meridian at Greenwich, England, or west of the standard meridian of a celestial object, expressed in degrees and minutes or decimal degrees. -87.651388889
CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT Int N/A Auto generated based on the data entry users input of latitude and longitude coordinates of a problem area. A territorial division of a state; entitled to elect one member to the United States House of Representatives. 6
PROBLEM AREA COMMENTS Varchar Unlimited A field for the data entry user to assign comments pertaining to the problem area. AL000021SGA 08-05-2004: (1998/06/03 14:48:27 by DKELLY) Flat Creek AML Project, GR#5167012 (1998/06/03 14:46:42 by DKELLY) Flat Creek AML Project, GR#5167012
PREPARED DateTime N/A An auto generated date stamp applied to the Problem Area Description form at the time of creation that is permanent. 6/22/1990 0:00
REVISED DateTime N/A An auto generated date stamp applied to the Problem Area Description (PAD) form when the PAD is created. Each instance the PAD is updated the most recent modification date overrides the previous revised date. 8/5/2004 0:00
COMPLETION DateTime N/A A manually entered date entered for which on the ground construction of a reclamation project has commenced. 9/29/2005 0:00
START DateTime N/A A manually entered date entered for all emergency projects that represents the initiation of project construction. 4/11/2005 0:00
ABATE DateTime N/A A manually entered date entered for all emergency projects that represents the abatement of an emergency project. 4/11/2005 0:00
PRIORITY Varchar 1 An AML problem category meeting the conditions under Section 403(a)(2) [coal] or 411(c)(2) [non-coal] of SMCRA concerning the protection of public health and safety from the adverse effects of mining practices or a condition that is threatening people but is not an extreme danger. 3
PROGRAM Varchar 5 Used to distinguish the different sources of funding for AML reclamation. SGB
COMMENTS Varchar 8000 A field used to provide information pertaining to each specific problem type within the problem area. Cost included in DH reclamation, Rocky Hollow II AML Project
PROBLEM TYPE CODE Varchar 5 An abbreviation for a Problem Type name. SA
PROBLEM TYPE NAME Varchar 255 A specific on-the-ground feature that meets the definition of one of the Abandoned Mine Land Problem Types. P3 Spoil Area
ALTERNATIVE FUNDING SOURCE Int A code assigned automatically for an alternative funding source name. 175
ALTERNATIVE FUNDING SOURCE NAME Varchar 30 AML problems that are funded and reclaimed by methods other than Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act Programs. USX - Landowner
ADJACENT PRIORITY Varchar 1 Eligible land and water resources geographically contiguous to a site that has been or will be addressed to protect the public health, safety, and property from extreme danger or adverse effects of coal mining practices. States and Tribes may record cost information for an adjacent land and water resource (Priority 3 Problem Type feature) as a Priority 1 or 2 expenditure when it is geographically contiguous to a current or previously reclaimed Priority 1 or 2 site. 1
ADJACENT PA NUMBER Int N/A The problem area number of the Priority 1 or 2 Problem Type feature for which the Priority 3 Problem Type feature is geographically contiguous. AL000001
ADJACENT PROBLEM TYPE NAME Varchar 255 The Priority 1 or 2 Problem Type feature name for which the Priority 3 Problem Type feature is geographically contiguous. P1 Portals
ADJACENT PROBLEM TYPE CODE Varchar 5 The Priority 1 or 2 Problem Type feature code for which the Priority 3 Problem Type feature is geographically contiguous. P
UNFD UNITS Decimal 23,10 English units of measure assigned to each individual Problem Type feature. 47,100
UNFD COSTS Decimal 23,10 Costs estimated by each State, Indian Tribe or OSMRE Field Office for the future reclamation of each Problem Type feature(s). 7,060,125
UNFD GRPA Decimal 23,10 A conversion for each Problem Type features English units to Acres that provides a single unit of measure for the Office of Surface Mining to report annual accomplishments for the Government Performance and Reports Act. 672.86
UNFD METR Decimal 23,10 A conversion for each Problem Type features English units to the associated metric conversion. 14,356.08
FUND UNITS Decimal 23,10 English units of measure assigned to each individual Problem Type feature. 1,700
FUND COSTS Decimal 23,10 Actual costs that have been obligated for the reclamation of a Problem Type feature(s). 72,78
FUND GRPA Decimal 23,10 A conversion for each Problem Type features English units to Acres that provides a single unit of measure for the Office of Surface Mining to report annual accomplishments for the Government Performance and Reports Act. 24.26
FUND METR Decimal 23,10 A conversion for each Problem Type features English units to the associated metric conversion. 523.08
PROB COMP UNITS Decimal 23,10 English units of measure assigned to each individual Problem Type feature. 1,400
PROB COMP COSTS Decimal 23,10 Final cumulative costs that have been expended for the reclamation of a Problem Type feature(s). 99,206
PROB COMP GPRA Decimal 23,10 A conversion for each Problem Type features English units to Acres that provides a single unit of measure for the Office of Surface Mining to report annual accomplishments for the Government Performance and Reports Act. 20
PROB COMP METR Decimal 23,10 A conversion for each Problem Type features English units to the associated metric conversion. 426.72
PROJECT NAME Varchar 100 The name assigned by a State, Indian Tribe or OSMRE Field Office for a specified approved reclamation project. Deans Ferry Acid Mine Drainage Remediation
STREAM MILES Decimal 23,10 Previously recorded data that provided the total number of stream miles reclaimed on a water related reclamation project. 2
CENSUS RISK Int N/A An auto generated number based from the 2010 US Census Bureau Census Block Group population totals and an auto-generated formula used to determine population within a 1/2 mile buffer around the problem areas coordinate location. 622
ESTIMATED RISK Int N/A States, Indian Tribes and OSMRE Field Offices who determine that the Census Risk population total is not sufficient may use an alternate resource for providing an estimated total for the number of people who have been reduced from potential danger of an Abandoned Mine Land site. 25
No RISK Int N/A A field that combines Census Risk and Estimated Risk. If an Estimated Risk is not entered by a user then this field will display the Census Risk data. If a user enters an Estimated Risk this field will contain the Estimated Risk total. 622
COMPLETION DATA COMMENTS DateTime N/A States, Indian, Tribes and OSMRE Field Offices have the ability to provide comments pertaining to the completion of reclamation for a Problem Type Feature. States, Indian Tribes and OSMRE Field Offices who override Census Risk data by entering Estimated Risk are required to provide a citation for the resource used to obtain the data. SA reclaimed incidental to Priority 1 DH reclamation
IMPOUNDED ACRES Decimal 23,10 Previously recorded data that provided the total impounded acres reclaimed on a reclamation project. 1
COMP UNITS Decimal 23,10 English units of measure assigned to each individual Problem Type feature. 1,200
COMP COSTS Decimal 23,10 Final costs that have been expended for the reclamation of a Problem Type feature. 143,294
COMP GPRA Decimal 23,10 Auto 3160112
HUC Decimal 23,10 A conversion for each Problem Type features English units to Acres that provides a single unit of measure for the Office of Surface Mining to report annual accomplishments for the Government Performance and Reports Act. 17.1
COMP METR Decimal 23,10 A conversion for each Problem Type features English units to the associated metric conversion. 148
PRIVATE Decimal 3,0 Percentage of Privately owned land for which a problem area is located. 0
STATE Decimal 3,0 Percentage of State owned land for which a problem area is located. 25
INDIAN LANDS Decimal 3,0 Percentage of Tribal owned land for which a problem area is located. 0
BLM Decimal 3,0 Percentage of Bureau of Land Management owned land for which a problem area is located. 25
FOREST SERVICE Decimal 3,0 Percentage of Forest Service owned land for which a problem area is located. 0
NATIONAL PARK SERVICE Decimal 3,0 Percentage of National Park Service owned land for which a problem area is located. 25
OTHER FEDERAL Decimal 3,0 Percentage of other Federally owned land for which a problem area is located. 25

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