USGS budget focuses on mapping, water, hazards


  • Susan Bush


The U.S. Geological Survey's Fiscal Year 1992 budget request represents a “balanced approach to addressing the significant Earth science issues confronting our nation during the 1990s in the context of the overall budget constraints,” said Dallas Peck, USGS director, testifying before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior and Related Agencies on March 12.

The proposal totals $563.1 million for FY92, a decrease from the FY91 enacted level of $570.7 million. This is an increase of $56.5 over the FY91 President's budget request.