Natural Resources Conservation Service January 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Proposed Changes to the Natural Resources Conservation Service's National Handbook of Conservation Practices
Document Number: 05-1745
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-31
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Notice is hereby given of the intention of NRCS to issue 21 new or revised conservation practice standards in its National Handbook of Conservation Practices. These standards include: Amendments for Treatment of Agricultural Waste (Code 591), Early Successional Habitat Development (Code 647), Firebreak (Code 394), Fuel Break (Code 383), Land Reclamation, Toxic Discharge Control (Code 455), Residue and Tillage Management Mulch Till (Code 345), Residue and Tillage ManagementNo Till/Strip Till/Direct Seed (Code 329), Residue and Tillage ManagementRidge Till (Code 346), Restoration and Management of Declining Habitats (Code 643), Riparian Herbaceous Cover (Code 390), Shallow Water Management for Wildlife (Code 646), Slash Treatment (Code 384), Streambank and Shoreline Protection (Code 580), Solid/Liquid Waste Separation Facility (Code 632), Upland Wildlife Habitat Management (Code 645), Use Exclusion (Code 472), Waste Treatment (Code 629), Wetland Creation (Code 658), Wetland Enhancement (Code 659), Wetland Restoration (Code 657), and Wetland Wildlife Habitat Management (Code 644). 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, or on land determined to be wetland.
Revision of List of Agents To Accept Legal Process
Document Number: 05-512
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-11
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
This document revises the list of agents designated to accept legal process found in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part 581, appendix A. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Human Resources Services Team, PO Box 2890, Room 5212South Bldg., Washington, DC 20013-2890, (202) 720-4264. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Human Resources Services Team, 501 W. Felix Street, FWFC, Bldg. 23, PO Box 6567, Ft. Worth, TX 76115, (817) 504-3504. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 3381 Skyway Drive, PO Box 311, Auburn, AL 36830, (334) 887-4543. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 800 West Evergreen, Atrium Bldg., Suite 100, Palmer, AK 99645-6539, (907) 761-7743. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, U.S. CourthouseFederal Bldg., 230 N. First Avenue, Suite 509, Phoenix, AZ 85003-1706, (602) 280-8800. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Federal Bldg., Room 3416, 700 West Capitol Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72201-3228, (501) 301-3136. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 430 G Street, Suite 4164, Davis, CA 95616-4164, (530) 792-5691. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 655 Parfet Street, Room E200C, Lakewood, CO 80215-5517, (720) 544-2823. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 344 Merrow Road, Tolland, CT 06084-3917, (860) 871-4011. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 1203 College Park Drive, Suite 101, Dover, DE 19904-8713, (302) 678- 4173. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 2614 NW. 43rd Street, Gainesville, FL 32606-6611, (352) 338-9526. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 355 E. Hancock Avenue, Stop Number 200, Athens, GA 30601, (706) 546- 2118. Administrative Officer, Natural Resources Conservation Service, FHB Bldg., Suite 301, 400 Route 8, Mongmong, GU 96910-2003, (671) 472-7165. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 300 Ala Moana Blvd., Room 4118, Honolulu, HI 96850-4118, (808) 541- 2600, ext. 150. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 693 Federal Bldg., 210 Walnut, Suite 693, Des Moines, IA 50309, (515) 284-4587. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 9173 West Barnes Drive, Suite C, Boise, ID 83709-1574, (208) 378-5712. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 2118 W. Park Court, Champaign, IL 61821, (217) 353-6619. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 6013 Lakeside, Blvd., Indianapolis, IN 46278-2933, (317) 290-3200, ext. 333. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 760 S. Broadway, Salina, KS 67401, (785) 823-4522. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 771 Corporate Drive, Suite 210, Lexington, KY 40503, (859) 224-7401. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 3737 Government Street, Alexandria, LA 71303, (318) 473-7769. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 451 West Street, Amherst, MA 01002-2955, (413) 253-4353. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, John Hanson Business Center, 339 Busch's Frontage Road, Suite 301, Annapolis, MD 21401, (410) 757-2926. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 967 Illinois Avenue, Suite 3, Bangor, ME 04401, (207) 990- 9100, ext. 501. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 3001 Coolidge Road, Suite 250, East Lansing, MI 48823, (517) 324-5134. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 375 Jackson Street, Suite 600, St. Paul, MN 55101, (651) 602-7855. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Suite 1321, Federal Bldg., 100 West Capitol Street, Jackson, MS 39269- 1399, (601) 965-4549. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Parkade Center, Suite 250, Business Loop 70 West, Columbia, MO 65203- 2536, (573) 876-0904. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Federal Bldg., Room 443, 10 East Babcock Street, Bozeman, MT 59715- 4704, (406) 587-6937. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 4405 Bland Road, Suite 205, Raleigh, NC 27609-6293, (919) 873-2108. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 220 E. Rosser Avenue, Room 278, P.O. Box 1458, Bismarck, ND 58502-1458, (701) 530-2008. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Federal Bldg., Room 152, 100 Centennial Mall North, Lincoln, NE 68508- 3866, (402) 437-4057. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Federal Bldg., 2 Madbury Road, Durham, NH 03824-2043, (603) 868-7581. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 220 Davidson Avenue, 4th Floor, Somerset, NJ 08873, (732) 537-6081. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 6200 Jefferson Street, NE., Suite 305, Albuquerque, NM 87109-3734, (505) 761-4409. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 5301 Longley Lane, Bldg. F, Suite 201, Reno, NV 89511-1805, (775) 784- 5868. ext.172. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 441 South Salina Street, Suite 354, Room 520, Syracuse, NY 13202-2450, (315) 477-6512. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 200 North High Street, Room 522, Columbus, OH 43215-2478, (614) 255- 2509. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 100 USDA, Suite 206, Stillwater, OK 74074-2655, (405) 742-1209. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 101 SW Main Street, Suite 1300, Portland, OR 97204-3221, (503) 414- 3223. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 1 Credit Union Place, Suite 340, Harrisburg, PA 17110-2993, (717) 237- 2229. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, IBM Bldg., Suite 604, 654 Munoz Rivera Avenue, Hato Rey, PR 00918-4123 (787) 766-5206, ext. 228. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 60 Quaker Lane, Suite 46, Warwick, RI 02886-0111, (401) 828-1300. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Strom Thurmond Federal Bldg., 1835 Assembly Street, Room 950, Columbia, SC 29201-2489, (803) 253-3920. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Federal Bldg., 200 Fourth Street SW., Huron, SD 57350-2475, (605) 352- 1224. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 675 U.S. Courthouse, 801 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203-3878, (615) 277- 2541. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, W.R. Poage Federal Bldg., 101 South Main Street, Temple, TX 76501-7602, (254) 742-9931. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, W.F. Bennett Federal Bldg., 125 South State Street, Room 4402, Salt Lake City, UT 84138-1100, (801) 524-4576. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 356 Mountain View Drive, Suite 105, Colchester, VT 05446, (802) 951- 6796. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Culpeper Bldg., Suite 209, 1606 Santa Rosa Road, Richmond, VA 23229- 5014, (804) 287-1666. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Rock Point Tower II, W. 316 Boone Avenue, Suite 450, Spokane, WA 99201- 2348, (509) 323-2931. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 75 High Street, Room 301, Morgantown, WV 26505, (304) 284-7599. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 8030 Excelsior Drive, Suite 200, Madison, WI 53717, (608) 662-4430. Human Resources Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service, P.O. Box 33124, Casper, WY 82602, (307) 233-6794.
Notice of Availability of Finding of No Significant Impact for the Conservation Security Program
Document Number: 05-510
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-11
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has prepared a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) and an Environmental Assessment (EA) consistent with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, to implement the Conservation Security Program, which is authorized by title XII, chapter 2, subchapter A, of the Food Security Act of 1985, as amended by the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002. Upon review of the analysis of potential environmental impacts from a national perspective, the Chief of NRCS found that the program would not result in a significant impact on the quality of the human environment, particularly when focusing on the significant adverse impacts that NEPA is intended to help decisionmakers avoid and mitigate against. Therefore, a FONSI was issued, and no environmental impact statement is required for national implementation of the program.
Lower Payette River Ditch Diversion, Replacement Payette County, ID
Document Number: 05-509
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-11
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Pursuant to section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969; the Council on Environmental Quality Guidelines (40 CFR part 1500); and the Natural Resources Conservation Service Guidelines (7 CFR part 650); the Natural Resources Conservation Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, gives notice that a draft environmental assessment has been prepared for a federally assisted proposed project by the Lower Payette Ditch Company, Payette County, Idaho.
Notice of Proposed Change to the Natural Resources Conservation Service's National Handbook of Conservation Practices
Document Number: 05-508
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-11
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
It is the intention of the NRCS in Idaho to issue revised conservation practice standards in its National Handbook of Conservation Practices. The revised standards are: Alley Cropping (311), Waste Storage Facility (313), Brush Management (314), Composting Facility (317), Well Decommissioning (351), Waste Treatment Lagoon (359), Atmospheric Resource Quality Management (370), Silvopasture Establishment (381), Field Border (386), Irrigation Water Conveyance Ditch and Canal Lining, Flexible Membrane (428B), Irrigation System, Sprinkler (442), Forest Site Preparation (490), Heavy Use Area Protection (561), Nutrient Management (590), Pest Management (595) and Salinity and Sodic Soil Management (610).
Notice of Meeting of the Agricultural Air Quality Task Force
Document Number: 05-268
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-06
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
The Agricultural Air Quality Task Force (AAQTF) will meet to continue discussions on critical air quality issues in relation to agriculture. Special emphasis will be placed on obtaining a greater understanding about the relationship between agricultural production and air quality. This will be the first meeting of the renewed Task Force and its newly appointed members.