Guam Bureau of Statistics & Plans – 2012 Highlights, 2013 Goals

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Guam – The Guam Bureau of Statistics and Plans has released the following report highlighting its accomplishments in 2012 and its goals for 2013.

2012 HIGHLIGHTS BUREAU OF STATISTICS & PLANS

  • Published Consumer Price Index Reports, Export Trade Data Reports, and Import Trade Data Reports quarterly.
  • Released the 2011 Guam Statistical Yearbook, a comprehensive portrait of current and historical social-economic statistics that reflect Guam’s economic development and performance over time.
  • Published the Guam’s Facts and Figures At-a-Glance for 2010 & 2011, a quick reference guide containing key demographic and social-economic information about Guam including data on vital statistics, education, social welfare, law enforcement, finance, business and trade, tourism, government revenues and expenditures.
  • Prepared the Annual Compact Impact Report for Governor Calvo to submit to U.S. Department of Interior tracking accrued costs for providing educational and social services to immigrants of the Federal States of Micronesia, the Republic of Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau.
  • Released the Population and Housing Units by Census Designated Place, compilation of 2010 Guam Census data made available by the U.S. Census Bureau in 2012.
  • Released the Guam’s Census Demographic Profile, compilation of 2010 Guam Census made available by U.S. Census Bureau in 2012 regarding detailed data on population and housing subjects.
  • Conducted Federal Consistency Determination review on 78 applications submitted by Federal agencies and their contractors to facilitate cooperation and coordination with federal agencies relating to foreseeable effects on land, water and natural resources.
  • Conducted technical review on 56 permit applications in collaboration with Guam land Use Commission to ensure zoning codes are met.
  • Provided comments for the Military Build-Up Supplemental Environmental Impact Statements and Scoping Comments on Firing Ranges and Draft Mariana Islands Range Complex.
  • Completed Bi-Annual Compilation Report of Financial and Statistical Indices from information available on federal and military expenditures on Guam and overall economy.
  • Administered and managed several U.S. Department of Justice Grants to financially assist local sub-recipients  with residential substance abuse treatment, safe neighborhood activities, and with Guam’s forensic laboratory.
  • Sponsored the Guam International Coastal Cleanup held annually to collect and tabulate trash in the coastal areas.
  • Sponsored the Erosion and Sediment Control Workshop for building professionals.
  • Produced and installed 20 public access signs in Tumon and Tamuning informing the community of designated public access to the shorelines.
  • Sponsored the Kika Clearwater Summer Camp to educate youths of natural resources, threats, and conservation efforts.
  • Collected data and reported activities of large scale fisheries on Guam in support of fisheries management and sustainability.
  • In coordination with Guam Homeland Security and Office of Civil Defense, the BSP developed Tsunami Inundation Zone and Evacuation Maps for the islands.
  • In partnership with Guam Visitors Bureau, the BSP conducted processing data and secondary data checks on monthly visitor arrivals.
  • Produced Man, Land and Sea Newsletter to educate public on protecting Guam’s natural resources.  

BUREAU OF STATISTICS & PLANS

The mission of the Bureau of Statistics and Plans (BSP) is to ensure Guam’s resources are effectively used for the benefit of present and future generations by ensuring consistency among various plans, policies, and programs. Various objectives and activities will be carried out to meet the 2013 Goals of BSP:

• Conduct studies, surveys, research and analysis relating to the physical, human, social, and economic development of Guam.

• Promote and foster the use and preservation of Guam’s land and ocean resources and undertake consistency review with the plans, polices, laws,
and programs to ensure that Guam’s resources are used effectively.

• Administer designated federal programs to ensure Guam’s priorities and policies are met and consistent with federal directives.

• Have an up-to-date information system and data bank for the continual collection, storage and dissemination of public information needed or utilized in the development plan and policy formulation process.

Please visit Bureau of Statistics and Plans’ website at www.bsp.guam.gov or contact 472-4201 for more information.