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National Water Data Exchange



 
INTERIOR/EGS-26
 
System name: National Water Data Exchange User Accounting
      System--Interior, GS-26.
 
     System location:
       (1) National Water Data Exchange (NAWDEX), Water Resources
   Division, U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA 22092. (2) NAWDEX
   Assistance Centers (for addresses contact the System Manager).
     Categories of individuals covered by the system:
       Individuals who have requested water data from or to whom
   information has been sent by the National Water Data Exchange and its
   Local Assistance Centers.
     Categories of records in the system:
       Contains name, address, and telephone number, types of data
   requested, type of response made, types and volumes of data provided
   and appropriate cost accounting procedures.
     Authority for maintenance of the system:
       The User Accounting System is maintained under authority of 43
   U.S.C. 31 (Stat. 398), OMB Cir. A-67, and 5 U.S.C. 301.
     Routine uses of records maintained in the system, including
   categories of users and the purposes of such uses:
       (1) By Geological Survey and Geological Survey contractor
   personnel in processing user requests for data, (2) By personnel of
   Local Assistance Centers of the National Water Data Exchange (NAWDEX)
   including Geological Survey personnel and personnel of state-
   government, local-governmental, other public, and private
   organizations serving as NAWDEX Local Assistance Centers in
   processing user requests for data, (3) By the personnel in (1) and
   (2) above for verification of responses referred to other
   organizations for data acquisition, program planning and accounting,
   cost effectiveness computations, and follow-up on quality of service
   provided. (4) Transfer to the U.S. Department of Justice in the event
   of litigation or potential litigation involving the records or the
   subject matter of the records. (5) Transfer, in the event there is
   indicated a violation or potential violation of a statute,
   regulation, rule, order or license, whether civil, criminal or
   regulatory in nature, to the appropriate agency or agencies, whether
   Federal, State, local or foreign, charged with the responsibility of
   investigation or prosecuting such violation or charged with enforcing
   or implementing the statute, rule, regulation, order or license
   violated or potentially violated.
     Policies and practices for storing, retrieving, accessing,
   retaining, and disposing of records in the system:
     Storage:
       Maintained in manual form in file folders and on magnetic
   computer storage devices;
     Retrievability:
       Indexed by geographic location of requester and cross-indexed by
   name of requester, in chronological order, and by request record
   number;
     Safeguards:
       Maintained in areas occupied by NAWDEX personnel during working
   hours with building locked and/or guarded during off-duty hours.
   Computer files are password protected to restrict unauthorized use;
     Retention and disposal:
       Original hard copy destroyed after a period not to exceed five
   years. Computerized file copy destroyed after a period not to exceed
   five years. All records may be retained longer, with permission of
   subject individual requester transactions.
     System manager(s) and address:
       Program Manager, National Water Data Exchange (NAWDEX), U.S.
   Geological Survey, 421 National Center, Reston, Virginia 22092.
     Notification procedure:
       A written and signed request to the System Manager stating that
   the requester seeks information concerning records pertaining to
   himself or herself is required. See 43 CFR 2.60.
     Record access procedures:
       Same as above. 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:
       Individual on whom the record is maintained or individuals or
   organization requesting data be sent to the individual on whom the
   record is maintained.