Natural Resources Conservation Service March 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Proposed Change to Section IV of the Virginia State Technical Guide
Document Number: E7-5719
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
It has been determined by the NRCS State Conservationist for Virginia that changes must be made in the NRCS State Technical Guide specifically in practice standards: 647, Early Successional Habitat Development Management, 511, Forage Harvest Management, 655, Forest Trails and Landings and 512, Pasture and Hay Planting. These practices will be used to plan and install conservation practices on cropland, pastureland, woodland, and wildlife land.
Manoa Watershed, Honolulu County, Hawaii
Document Number: E7-5255
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-22
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 an Environmental Impact Statement is being prepared for the Manoa Watershed, Honolulu County, Hawaii.
Notice of Proposed Changes to Section IV of the Tennessee Field Office Technical Guide (FOTG)
Document Number: E7-4961
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-20
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service-Tennessee, Natural Resources Conservation Service
It has been determined by the NRCS State Conservationist for Tennessee that changes must be made in the NRCS Field Office Technical Guide, specifically in practice standards Residue and Tillage Management, Mulch Till; Residue and Tillage Management, No-till/Strip Till/Direct Seed; and Residue and Tillage Management, Ridge Till to account for improved technology. These practice standards can be used in conservation systems designed to treat highly erodible cropland.
Notice of Proposed Changes for Section IV of the Field Office Technical Guide
Document Number: E7-3358
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-01
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
It is the intention of NRCS in Maryland to issue new or revised conservation practice standards for Section IV of the Field Office Technical Guide. These standards include, but are not limited to, the following: Animal Mortality Facility (Code 316); Brush Management (Code 314); Composting Facility (Code 317); Field Border (Code 386); Filter Strip (Code 393); Fish Passage (Code 396); Fishpond Management (Code 399); Forage Harvest Management (Code 511); Forest Stand Improvement (Code 666); Heavy Use Area Protection (Code 561); Hedgerow Planting (Code 422); Irrigation Water Management (Code 449); Manure Transfer (Code 634); Nutrient Management (Code 590); Pasture and Hay Planting (Code 512); Pest Management (Code 595); Pond Sealing or Lining, Compacted Clay Treatment (Code 521D); Prescribed Forestry (Code 409); Streambank and Shoreline Protection (Code 580); Stream Habitat Improvement and Management (Code 395); Structure for Water Control (Code 587); Surface Drain, Field Ditch (Code 607); Tree/Shrub Establishment (Code 612); Use Exclusion (Code 472); Waste Storage Facility (Code 313); Waste Utilization (Code 633); Water and Sediment Control Basin (Code 638); Watering Facility (Code 614); Windbreak/Shelterbelt Establishment (Code 380). Some of these practice standards may be used in conservation systems to comply with Highly Erodible Land and Wetland Conservation provisions of the Farm Bill.