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PAPERWORK REDUCTION ACT STATEMENT: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501), please note the following. This information collection is authorized by Organic Act, 43 U.S.C. 31 et seq., 1879 and Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act. Your response is voluntary. We estimate that it will take approximately 13 minutes to register and read guidelines per new respondent. An agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget control number. OMB has reviewed and approved this information collection and assigned OMB Control Number 1028-0103. You may submit comments on any aspect of this information collection, including the accuracy of the estimated burden hours and suggestions to reduce this burden. Send your comments to: Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, MS 807, Reston, VA 20192.

OMB Control #: 1028-0103
Expiration Date: 12/23/23


Privacy Act Statement

Authority: Relevant acts include the Organic Act, 43 U.S.C. 31 et seq., 1879; Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act, 1934; Fish and Wildlife Act, 1956; Migratory Bird Treaty Act, 1918; Migratory Bird Conservation Act, 1900; Federal Land Policy and Management Act, 1976; Fish and Wildlife Improvement Act, 1978; Endangered Species Act, 1973; Marine Mammal Protection Act, 1972; Great Lakes Fishery Act, 1956; Nonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance Prevention and Control Act, 1990; Water Resources Development Act, 1990; and other authorizations conveyed to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Purpose: The USA-NPN collects names, usernames, email addresses, and states to communicate with participants. 

Routine Uses: The USA-NPN may communicate program updates and contact participants in the event it is necessary to follow up on observations submitted. If a participant is affiliated with a group, the group leader uses the name and email to communicate with the participant. Usernames and states are presented on the USA-NPN leaderboards. Personal information is not otherwise released to any other party.

Disclosure: Providing this information is voluntary. People may use many of the USA-NPN website tools and services without registration. To submit observations in Nature’s Notebook, participants must provide a username and email.