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National Soil Survey Center

ResponsibilitiesFederal building in Lincoln, Nebraska.

At the National Soil Survey Center (NSSC), the Director, National Leaders, and staff are responsible for: policy, technical guidance, procedures, and standards; soil investigation assistance; soil survey laboratory functions; developing handbooks and manuals to guide soil survey operations; training on a group and individual basis; developing and maintaining soil survey data and information systems; assistance in planning regional work planning conferences; liaison to NCSS Regional Agriculture Experiment Station Soil Survey Committees; and technical coordination at the national level.