NAS - Nonindigenous Aquatic Species
Sighting Report Form
Please fill in all entries then click the Send Report button below. Your attention to
detail in the Location section will help in maintaining a high level of
precision when registering this observation. Further details and descriptions regarding
this report can be included within the Comments entry area.
Please do not fill in any special characters such as the degree signs (characters that are allowed are ;',.:())
What are you reporting?
When was it found?
Date of the Observation(MM/DD/YYYY):
Where was the observation made?
Actual LOCATION where the observation occurred (please be specific):
Who made the observation? (we may need to contact you)
Upload Image of Sighting (size should not exceed 1MB):
COPYRIGHT, PUBLIC DOMAIN and INFRINGEMENT Agreement
In connection with submitting to the U.S. Geological Survey the text, image(s), audios, videos, and/or
audio-videos identified in the specified list, I, the provider, aver that they were either created in my
capacity as a Federal Government employee and are therefore in the U.S. public domain or they were
created by me alone in my private capacity and automatically qualify for a U.S. copyright. If a U.S.
copyright presently applies to any item listed above, I agree to irrevocably dedicate that or those
copyrights to the public domain.
As a result, the USGS, or anyone else, may freely publish, reproduce, use and/or distribute these
creations in any media at no cost and without temporal or geographic restriction. If the USGS uses any
of these creations in its products or services, it agrees to credit the provider.
I, the provider, understand that if the foregoing representations concerning copyright ownership are
determined to be incorrect or false, resulting in the USGS or the U.S. Government being sued for
copyright infringement, I agree to indemnify the USGS and/or the U.S. Government for any resulting
out-of-pocket expenses arising from defending and/or settling such litigation.
Uploaded photos will be displayed with the specimen record you are reporting. These photos may also be used in presentations or other products.
By uploading your photos, you are agreeing to these uses.
Please answer the following random question for security purposes:
Enter the highest number of 74, seventy nine, sixteen, 90 or 41:
OMB Control Number: 1028-0098
Expiration Date: 01/31/2017
PAPERWORK REDUCTION ACT STATEMENT: The Paperwork Reduction Act requires us to
tell you why we are collecting this information, how we will use it, and whether
or not you have to respond. The information that we are collecting will be used
by the U.S. Geological Survey to monitor and provide information concerning the
status, distribution, and potential impacts of non-native aquatic organisms in
accordance with the Nonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance Control and Prevention
Act of 1990 - Public Law 101-646 (Nov 29, 1990). Your responses are
voluntary. A Federal agency may not conduct or sponsor and you are not required
to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid
OMB Control Number. We estimate that it was take an average of 10 minutes per
response, including the time for reviewing the instructions and completing the
form. You may send comments concerning the burden estimates or any aspect of
this information collection to the USGS Information Collection Clearance
Officer, 2150 Centre Avenue, Fort Collins, CO 80525.
PRIVACY ACT STATEMENT: You are not required to provide your personal contact
information in order to submit a sighting. However, if you do not provide
contact information, we may be unable to contact you for additional information
to confirm and verify your sighting. If you do provide contact information, this
information will only be used to initiate follow-up communications with you. The records for this
collection will be maintained in the appropriate Privacy Act System of Records
identified as Computer Registration System. (INTERIOR/USGS-20) published at 74
FR 23430 (May 19, 2009).