Water Data Sources Directory
System name: Water Data Sources Directory--Interior, USGS-25.
(1) National Water Data Exchange (NAWDEX), Water Resources
Division, U.S. Geological Survey, National Center, Mail Stop 421,
Reston, VA 22092. (2) NAWDEX Assistance Centers (for addresses
contact the System Manager).
Categories of individuals covered by the system:
Individuals who are sources of water or water-related data and
services and to whom requesters can be referred to obtain water data
held or services provided by them.
Categories of records in the system:
Contains name, address, and telephone number of individuals who
are sources of water or water-related data or information and other
Authority for maintenance of the system:
The Water Data Sources Directory is maintained under the
authority of 43 U.S.C. 31 (28 Stat. 398), OMB Cir. A-67, and 5 U.S.C.
Routine uses of records maintained in the system, including
categories of users and the purposes of such uses:
The primary uses of these records are for reference by (1)
Geological Survey and Geological Survey contractor personnel in
processing requests for water or water-related data, (2) Personnel of
Local Assistance Centers listed in Appendix A of the National Water
Data Exchange (NAWDEX) including Geological Survey personnel and
personnel of state-governmental, local-governmental, other public,
and private organizations serving as NAWDEX Local Assistance Centers
in processing requests for water or water-related data, and (3) Users
of NAWDEX including Federal, state-governmental, local-governmental,
other public, and private organizations and private citizens in
identifying sources of water and water-related data or services and
transmitting requests for the acquisition of desired data or
services. Disclosures outside the Department of the Interior may be
made: (1) To the U.S. Department of Justice or in a proceeding before
a court or adjudicative body when (a) the United States, the
Department of the Interior, a component of the Department, or, when
represented by the government, an employee of the Department is a
party to litigation or anticipated litigation or has an interest in
such litigation, and (b) the Department of the Interior determines
that the disclosure is relevant or necessary to the litigation and is
compatible with the purpose for which the records were compiled, or
(2) To disclose pertinent information to an appropriate Federal,
State, local, or foreign agency responsible for investigating,
prosecuting, enforcing, or implementing a statute, regulation, rule,
or order, where the disclosing agency becomes aware of an indication
of a violation or potential violation of civil or criminal law or
Policies and practices for storing, retrieving, accessing,
retaining, and disposing of records in the system:
Maintained in computerized form on magnetic disks or magnetic
tape, printed lists, and a published directory available for public
Retrievable by name, a unique identifier, geographical
identifiers, and types of data or services available from the
Only Geological Survey personnel of the NAWDEX Program Office
have access to the original data files.
Retention and disposal:
Records are retained and disposed of according to the Bureau
Records Disposition Schedule, RCS/Item 1400-13.
System manager(s) and address:
Program Manager, National Water Data Exchange, U.S. Geological
Survey, National Center, Mail Stop 421, Reston, Virginia 22092.
Any individual may inquire about information stored on themselves
by submitting a written request to the System Manager. See 43 CFR
Record access procedure:
The Water Data Sources Directory is designed to be operated on a
personal computer. Copies of the Directory may be obtained by written
request to the System Manager. See 43 CFR 2.63.
Contesting record procedures:
A petition for amendment must be addressed to the System Manager
and must meet the content requirements of 43 CFR 2.71.
Record source categories:
Information stored may be obtained from the individual on whom
the record is maintained, organizations, or other individuals, with
whom the individual identified in the record is associated, NAWDEX
personnel, and NAWDEX-contracted information researchers.