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- 90 - scope of work to be carried out on behalf of the Institution. Appropriate review authority will likewise be dependent upon the nature of the work. (3) In addition, the Institution has begun meeting with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, one of the agencies that has affiliated scientists resident within the Natural History Museum. The purpose of these meetings is to discuss on a regular basis matters of mutual interest and concern to the agency and the Institution, as a means of anticipating future problems that may arise as a result of that association. Similar talks will also be initiated with other agencies, including the Department of Agriculture, the National Marine Fisheries Service, and the U.S. Geological Survey. (4) Finally, the Institution has drafted a new policy on field collecting for research. This was introduced to the Regents in draft at their February 4, 1991 meeting and is to be published as a part of revised Smithsonian policies on collections management. Copies of this policy will be furnished to the Regents upon request.
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