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Which federal government services are affected by the shutdown?

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013 by

This post originally appeared on Environmental News Bits. I am continuously updating there as I get more information. Please check there for the latest news. The post will remain on the front page of the Environmental News Bits site until the shutdown is over.

USA.gov’s Government Shutdown web site provides summaries of what services are affected by the shutdown and a link to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s government operations status page.

Currently, the U.S. EPA and U.S. DOE’s web sites are available, but with a notice that they will not be updated until government operations resume. The ENERGY STAR web site is still up, but online tools and applications and the ENERGY STAR hotline will be unavailable until the government reopens.

USDA’s web site is currently unavailable, as are those for the U.S. Geological Survey, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the National Park Service. The last three agencies are all part of the U.S. Department of Interior and their web sites are now redirecting to the main DOI web page, which includes a notice similar to DOE’s regarding the shutdown.

The White House has agency contingency plans posted for agencies across the federal government. This is the place to look if you want detailed information for a particular agency.

The Pew Research Center offers a list of government data and statistics sites that have been shuttered.

UPDATE FROM OSTI: In light of the uncertainties regarding government operations, we wanted to let you know that the DOE Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) will continue to make available OSTI databases, search tools and web pages, including SciTech Connect and Science Accelerator.  Should the situation change, OSTI will put out another announcement prior to any of our products being unavailable for any period of time.

UPDATE VIA THE NOAA WEB SITE: Due to the Federal government shutdown, NOAA.gov and most associated web sites are unavailable. Only web sites necessary to protect lives and property will be maintained. See Weather.gov for critical weather information or contact USA.gov for more information about the shutdown. NOAA Federal Employees: For access to the Notice to Federal Employees About Unemployment Insurance (SF-8), please Click Here.

UPDATE VIA THE CENSUS BUREAU WEB SITE: Due to the lapse in government funding, census.gov sites, services, and all online survey collection requests will be unavailable until further notice. Updates regarding government operating status and resumption of normal operations can be found at <usa.gov>.Websites affected by this shutdown are all census.gov hosted websites, including: