Natural Resources Conservation Service March 11, 2019 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Review of USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service National Conservation Practice Standards
Document Number: 2019-04290
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-11
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (2018 Farm Bill) amended the Food Security Act of 1985, to require an expedited review of conservation practice standards, including engineering design specifications, that were in effect on December 19, 2018. NRCS will evaluate opportunities to increase flexibility in the conservation practice standards in a manner that ensures equivalent natural resource benefits. This notice announces that NRCS will be reviewing the national conservation practice standards in the National Handbook of Conservation Practices and is requesting comments from the public about how to improve the conservation practice standards.