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Government Finance and Employment Classification Manual
DESCRIPTIONS OF FUNCTIONAL CATEGORIES
 
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FUNCTION CODE:   59 NAME:    Other Natural Resources
SECTOR:    General APPLIES TO:    Finance |X|    Employment |X|
PUBLICATION CATEGORIES:    Environment and Housing; Natural Resources
DEFINITION:    Conservation, promotion, and development of natural resources (soil, water, energy, minerals, etc.) and the regulation of industries which develop, utilize, or affect natural resources. For Federal and state governments, covers activities not reported in other Natural Resources functions.
EXAMPLES:   Irrigation; drainage; flood control; soil conservation and reclamation including prevention of soil erosion; surveying, development, and regulation of water resources; regulation of mineral resources and related industries including land reclamation; wetlands and watershed management and protection; geological surveying and mapping; regulation of gas and oil drilling and production; dam and reservoir safety; public education programs related to the above; technical and fiscal assistance to private or other governmental efforts in these areas. For Federal Government also includes National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Department of Commerce) and Geological Survey (Department of the Interior).
EXCLUSIONS:   Hydroelectric power facilities (report Federal activities at Soil, Water, and Electric Energy Resources, code 57, and state-local activities at Electric Power utilities, code 92); improvement of waterways, construction and maintenance of canals, and operation of public water transportation facilities (report at Water Transport and Terminals, code 87); inspection of public drinking water and activities related to air and water quality or pollution control (report at Health, code 32); advertising of state resources (report at Other and Unallocable, code 89).
REFERENCES: - To be added later -
 
OTHER NOTES:   (1) Report all employment and any local government expenditure data related to Natural Resources function codes 51-58 here. (2) Some of the above activities may be reported in other Natural Resources functions for states and especially for the Federal Government (e.g., at Mineral Resources, code 58).
 
DETAILED CODE LIST WITH COVERAGE OF DATA COLLECTION*
 
  General Purpose Governments
EXPENDITURES, DIRECT: Federal StateD.C. Large City-County Other LocalSpecial District
E59 Current Operations Y YY Y YY
I59 Assistance and Subsidies Y NN N NN
F59 Construction Y YY Y YY
G59 Land & Existing Structures Y YY Y YY
K59 Equipment Y YY Y NN
 
    INTERGOVERNMENTAL, TO:  
L59 State Y NN Y YY
M59 Locals, NEC Y YY Y YY
N59 General Purpose Locals N YN N NN
R59 Special Districts N YN N NN
 
EMPLOYMENT DATA Y YY Y YY
 
* Shows whether data are collected (Y) or not (N) for that type.

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