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U.S. Geological Survey Manual

Welcome to the electronic version of the Survey Manual. It contains the core chapters of USGS policies and procedures, a table of contents, an index, a checklist, handbooks and current Instructional Memoranda, which are interim policies. Because of the format and conversion constraints, some figures and attachments are not included.

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