Why can't I add locational info (county, USGS quad, PLSS) into the online NIAF and resource forms?

The locational data (county, USGS quad, PLSS) for activities and resources are derived from the GIS and automatically populated into the appropriate online forms. Submitting GIS shapes for surveyed space and resource boundaries is therefore a critical part of the registration process. Please complete this step as soon as possible after you have received your NMCRIS, LA, and HCPI numbers. The fields in the NIAF relating to location (county, USGS quad, PLSS) are automatically populated from this step by a spatial intersect. Neglecting this important step will result in blank fields and could delay approval of your project by review agencies.