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Notice of Proposed Changes in the National Handbook of Conservation Practices

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Natural Resources Conservation Service, USDA.


Notice and request for comments.


Notice is hereby given of the intention of the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to issue a series of new or revised conservation practice standards in its National Handbook of Conservation Practices. These standards include: Animal Trails and Walkways; Channel Bank Vegetation; Clearing and Snagging; Dike; Residue Management, Ridge Till; Residue Management, Seasonal; Row Arrangement. These standards are used to convey national guidance in developing Field Office Technical Guide Standards used in the States and the Pacific Basin and Caribbean Areas. NRCS State Conservationists and Directors for the Pacific Basin and Caribbean Areas, who choose to adopt these practices for use within their States/Areas; will incorporate them into Section IV of their Field Office Technical Guide. These practices may be used in resource management systems that treat highly erodible land, or on land determined to be wetland.


Comments will be received for a 30-day period, starting on the date of this publication. This series of new or revised conservation practice standards will be adopted after the close of the 30-day period.

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Single copies of these standards are available from NRCS-CED in Washington, DC. Submit individual inquiries and return any comments in writing to William Hughey, National Agricultural Engineer, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Post Start Printed Page 37775Office Box 2890, Room 6139-S, Washington, DC 20013-2890. Telephone number: (202) 720-5023. The standards are also available, and can be downloaded from the Internet, at:​practice_​stds.html.

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

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Signed in Washington, DC, on May 13, 2002.

Bruce I. Knight,

Chief, Natural Resources Conservation Service.

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[FR Doc. 02-13429 Filed 5-29-02; 8:45 am]