USGS to accept private funds
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 64, Issue 30, page 475, 26 July 1983
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1983), USGS to accept private funds, Eos Trans. AGU, 64(30), 475–475, doi:10.1029/EO064i030p00475-02.(
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The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the federal government's largest earth science research agency, is now authorized to accept contributions from private sources and to collaborate with such sources in projects that support the agency's scientific research and its development of technology and data systems.
Before the USGS can accept outside contributions, however, the proposed project must be deemed to be in the public interest and must be deemed compatible with the basic USGS mission. Among the responsibilities of the USGS, are assessing the nation's land, water, energy, and mineral resources and developing methods to define and mitigate hazards associated with earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and landslides. Details on criteria and procedures for making contributions and entering into collaborative projects are outlined in the June 2 Federal Register.