CHARGES FOR ASSISTANCE.  Upon request, program services are provided to state, regional and local governments, Indian tribes and other non-federal agencies without charge.

Program services also are offered to non-water resource federal agencies and to the private sector on a 100% cost recovery basis.  For most of these requests, payment is required before services are provided.  A schedule of charges is used to recover the cost of services taking up to one day to provide.  Letter request or signed agreements are used to charge for those that take longer.

All requestors are encouraged to furnish available field survey data, maps, historical flood information and the like, to help reduce the cost of services.

Information that is readily available will be provided in response to a telephone request.  A letter request is required for assistance that involves developing new data. Or making a map, or preparing a report.