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CX-007914: Categorical Exclusion Determination

State Geological Survey Contributions to the National Geothermal Data System
CX(s) Applied: B3.1, B3.6
Date: 02/10/2012
Location(s): Vermont
Offices(s): Golden Field Office

DOE and cost share funding would be applied to expanding and enhancing the National Geothermal Data System (NGDS) by creating a national, sustainable, distributed, interoperable network of state geological survey-based data providers that will develop, collect, serve, and maintain geothermal-relevant data that operates as an integral compliant component of NGDS. Arizona Geological Survey (AZGS) would bring data from the State Geological Surveys into the NGDS, by digitizing at-risk legacy, geothermal-relevant data (paper records, samples, etc), publishing existing digital data using standard NGDS data services, and through limited collection of new data in areas lacking critical information.