Notice of Proposed Changes to the Natural Resources Conservation Service's National Handbook of Conservation Practices, 3923 [E8-1115]

Download as PDF 3923 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 15 / Wednesday, January 23, 2008 / Notices fiscal realities, and working together to frame the structures, processes, roles and responsibilities that will allow them to act effectively as joint stewards of this valuable regional and national resource, in concert with citizens who increasingly desire to redeem their responsibilities in stewardship of their lands. Officials from the City of Portland and the Mount Hood National Forest prepared this new Agreement between the City and the Forest Service to identify preferred administrative arrangements for their joint management of the Bull Run Watershed Management Unit. The purpose and hope of the Agreement is to document a new and more relevant relationship between the City and the Forest Service for the longterm stewardship of the Bull Run Watershed Management Unit that is built on a firm foundation of citizen involvement. The final Agreement was approved on December 17, 2007. In completing the Agreement, the Forest and the City responded to comments received during the comment period and also jointly prepared a Report to the Community. This Report discussed the history and background of discussions that led to the new agreement. This Report is also available on both of the Web sites listed above. The Agency officials are Gary Larsen, Forest Supervisor, Mt. Hood National Forest for the Forest Service, and the City official is Randy Leonard, Commissioner-in-Charge, City of Portland Water Bureau for the City of Portland. (Authority: Sec. 2, Pub. L. 95–200, 91 Stat. 1425 (16 U.S.C. 482b) Dated: January 2, 2008. Gary L. Larsen, Forest Supervisor. [FR Doc. 08–229 Filed 1–22–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–M DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Natural Resources Conservation Service Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), USDA. ACTION: Notice of availability of proposed changes in the NRCS National Handbook of Conservation Practices for public review and comment. ebenthall on PROD1PC69 with NOTICES AGENCY: It is NRCS’s intention to issue a series of new or revised conservation VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:17 Jan 22, 2008 Jkt 214001 Comments will be received for a 30-day period commencing with this date of publication. Final versions of these new or revised conservation practice standards will be adopted after the close of the 30-day period, after consideration of all comments. EFFECTIVE DATES: Comments should be submitted by one of the following methods: 1. In writing to: National Agricultural Engineer, NRCS, Post Office Box 2890, Washington, DC 20013–2890; or 2. Electronically by e-mail to: daniel.meyer@wdc.usda.gov. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Copies of these standards can be downloaded and/or printed from the following Web site: ftp://ftpfc.sc.egov.usda.gov/NHQ/practicestandards/federal-register/. Also, copies of these standards are available from National Headquarters in Washington, DC. Submit inquiries in writing to Daniel Meyer, National Agricultural Engineer, NRCS, Post Office Box 2890, Room 6139–S, Washington, DC 20013– 2890; or electronically to: daniel.meyer@wdc.usda.gov. Section 343 of the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996 requires NRCS to make available for public review and comment all proposed revisions to conservation practice standards used to carry out the HEL and wetland provisions of the law. For the next 30 days, NRCS will receive comments relative to the proposed changes. Following that period, a determination will be made by NRCS regarding disposition of those comments and a final determination of changes will be made. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of Proposed Changes to the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s National Handbook of Conservation Practices SUMMARY: practice standards in its National Handbook of Conservation Practices. These standards include: ‘‘Filter Strip (Code 393),’’ ‘‘Hillside Ditch (Code 423),’’ ‘‘Access Control (formerly titled Use Exclusion) (Code 472),’’ ‘‘Drainage Water Management (Code 554),’’ ‘‘Vegetated Treatment Area (formerly titled Wastewater Treatment Strip) (Code 635),’’ and ‘‘Constructed Wetland (Code 656).’’ NRCS State Conservationists who choose to adopt these practices for use within their States will incorporate them into Section IV of their respective electronic Field Office Technical Guides. These practices may be used in conservation systems that treat highly erodible land (HEL) or on land determined to be a wetland. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Signed in Washington, DC, January 9, 2008. Arlen L. Lancaster, Chief. [FR Doc. 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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 15 (Wednesday, January 23, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Page 3923]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-1115]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Natural Resources Conservation Service


Notice of Proposed Changes to the Natural Resources Conservation 
Service's National Handbook of Conservation Practices

AGENCY: Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), USDA.

ACTION: Notice of availability of proposed changes in the NRCS National 
Handbook of Conservation Practices for public review and comment.

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SUMMARY: It is NRCS's intention to issue a series of new or revised 
conservation practice standards in its National Handbook of 
Conservation Practices. These standards include: ``Filter Strip (Code 
393),'' ``Hillside Ditch (Code 423),'' ``Access Control (formerly 
titled Use Exclusion) (Code 472),'' ``Drainage Water Management (Code 
554),'' ``Vegetated Treatment Area (formerly titled Wastewater 
Treatment Strip) (Code 635),'' and ``Constructed Wetland (Code 656).'' 
NRCS State Conservationists who choose to adopt these practices for use 
within their States will incorporate them into Section IV of their 
respective electronic Field Office Technical Guides. These practices 
may be used in conservation systems that treat highly erodible land 
(HEL) or on land determined to be a wetland.

EFFECTIVE DATES: Comments will be received for a 30-day period 
commencing with this date of publication. Final versions of these new 
or revised conservation practice standards will be adopted after the 
close of the 30-day period, after consideration of all comments.

ADDRESSES: Comments should be submitted by one of the following 
methods:
    1. In writing to: National Agricultural Engineer, NRCS, Post Office 
Box 2890, Washington, DC 20013-2890; or
    2. Electronically by e-mail to: daniel.meyer@wdc.usda.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Copies of these standards can be 
downloaded and/or printed from the following Web site: ftp://ftp-
fc.sc.egov.usda.gov/NHQ/practice-standards/federal-register/. Also, 
copies of these standards are available from National Headquarters in 
Washington, DC. Submit inquiries in writing to Daniel Meyer, National 
Agricultural Engineer, NRCS, Post Office Box 2890, Room 6139-S, 
Washington, DC 20013-2890; or electronically to: 
daniel.meyer@wdc.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 343 of the Federal Agriculture 
Improvement and Reform Act of 1996 requires NRCS to make available for 
public review and comment all proposed revisions to conservation 
practice standards used to carry out the HEL and wetland provisions of 
the law. For the next 30 days, NRCS will receive comments relative to 
the proposed changes. Following that period, a determination will be 
made by NRCS regarding disposition of those comments and a final 
determination of changes will be made.

    Signed in Washington, DC, January 9, 2008.
Arlen L. Lancaster,
Chief.
 [FR Doc. E8-1115 Filed 1-22-08; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-16-P