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U.S. Geological Survey Manual

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U.S. Geological Survey Manual

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Program Series               USGS Program Policies

500.1          Policy of USGS in Cooperative Work with States, Counties,
               Municipalities, and Other Political Subdivisions 

500.2          Policy on Work for Non-Federal Agencies 
500.3          Policy on Work for Other Federal Agencies 
500.4          Policy on Employee Responsibility Towards American Indians and Alaska Natives              
500.5          News Release and Media Relations Policy
500.6          American Indian and Alaska Native Sacred Sites 

500.7          (Replaced by 1100.7 Audiovisual Media and Products)
500.8          (Replaced by 502.4 Fundamental Science Practices: Review, Approval, 
               and Release of Information Products)
500.9          (Replaced by 502.4 Fundamental Science Practices: Review, Approval, 
               and Release of Information Products)

500.10         USGS Reporting Policy
500.11         Obtaining Permission for Access to Private Lands 
500.12         Use of Facilities by Non-Government People 
500.13         Extracurricular Activities 
500.14         (Replaced by 502.5)

500.15         Customer Service Policy 
500.16         Classification and Inventory of USGS Web Services
500.17         (Replaced by 1100.1 Information Product Planning)
500.19         Contributions and Grants to USGS from Outside Sources 
500.20         Technology Transfer Authority 
500.21         Industrial Research Associate Program 
500.23         Acceptance of Volunteer Service 
500.24         Policy for Release of Computer Databases and Computer
500.25         Scientific Integrity
500.26         Domestic Memorandum of Understanding

500.27         Intergovernmental Cooperation Act Agreements with State and Local Units of Government

501.1          Cost Distribution 

502.1          Fundamental Science Practices: Foundation Policy

502.2          Fundamental Science Practices: Planning and Conducting Data Collection and Research

502.3          Fundamental Science Practices: Peer Review

502.4          Fundamental Science Practices: Review, Approval, and Release of Information Products 
               (Replaces SM chapter 500.8 and SM chapter 500.9) 

502.5          Fundamental Science Practices: Safeguarding Unpublished U.S. Geological Survey Data, Information, and Associated Scientific Materials 
               (Replaces SM chapter 500.14) 

502.7	       Fundamental Science Practices: Metadata for USGS Scientific Information Products Including Data

502.8	       Fundamental Science Practices: Review and Approval of Scientific Data for Release

503.1          (Replaced by 1100.3 USGS Publication Series)
503.2          (Replaced by 1100.5 Authorship, Acknowledgments, and Credits in USGS Information Products)

515.1          Environmental Compliance

515.2          Environmental  and Disposal Liability Policy and Responsibilities

515.4          Environmental Management Systems

516.1	       National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, Managing the NEPA Process - U.S. Geological Survey

550.1          USGS Visual Identity System
Program Series Geographic Information Office Program Policies 600.1 ADP Cost Accounting, Cost Recovery, and Sharing 600.2 (Replaced by 600.5, Information Technology Systems Security - General Requirements) 600.3 Networking of Computing Resources 600.5 Information Technology Systems Security - General Requirements 600.6 Implementation and Administration of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act 601.1 USGS Web Standards Geologic Division Program Policies 700 (Reserved) National Mapping Division Program Policies 800.1 Mapping Responsibility and Policy 800.2 National Mapping Program Water Resources Division Program Policies 900 (Reserved) Emergency Planning and Operations 1000.1 Emergency Planning and Operations - Purpose, Policy, Procedure 1000.2 USGS Workforce Accountability Plan Publishing 1100.1 Information Product Planning (replaces SM 500.17) 1100.2 Editorial Review of U.S. Geological Survey Publication Series 1100.3 USGS Publication Series (replaces part of SM 503.1) 1100.4 Use of Outside Publications, Including Abstracts (replaces part of SM 503.1) 1100.5 Authorship, Credits, and Acknowledgements in USGS Information Products (replaces SM 503.2) 1100.6 Use of Copyrighted Material in USGS Information Products (replaces 450.3) 1100.7 Audiovisual Media and Products (replaces SM 500.7) 1100.8 Policy for Release of Computer Databases and Computer Programs (currently SM 500.24)
1100.9 Standards for Digital Spatial Data Released to the Public (currently SM 504.1) 1100.11 Safeguard and Release of U.S. Geological Survey Data and Information (currently SM 500.14)

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