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Notice of Proposed Changes to Section IV of the Field Office Technical Guide (FOTG) of the Natural Resources Conservation Service in Michigan

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Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Michigan, U.S. Department of Agriculture.


Notice of availability of proposed changes in NRCS-Michigan FOTG, Section IV for review and comment.


It is the intention of NRCS in Michigan to issue revised conservation practice standards in Section IV of the FOTG. The revised standards include:

Upland Wildlife Habitat Management (645)

Wetland Creation (658)

Wetland Enhancement (659)

Wetland Restoration (657)

Restoration and Management of Declining Habitats (643)

Invasive Plant Species Control in Natural Habitats (797)

Forest Harvest Trails and Landings (655)

Alley Cropping (311)

Herbaceous Wind Barriers (603)


Comments will be received for a 30-day period commencing with this date of publication.

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Inquire in writing to Kevin Wickey, Assistant State Conservationist-Technology, Natural Resources Start Printed Page 32975Conservation Service, 3001 Coolidge Road, Suite 250, East Lansing, MI 48823. Copies of these standards will be made available upon written request. You may submit electronic requests and comments to, Kevin Wickey (517) 324-5279.

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Section 393 of the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996 states that revisions made after enactment of the law, to NRCS state technical guides used to carry out highly erodible land and wetland provisions of the law, shall be made available for public review and comment. For the next 30 days, the NRCS in Michigan will receive comments relative to the proposed changes. Following that period, a determination will be made by the NRCS in Michigan regarding disposition of those comments and a final determination of change will be made.

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Dated: June 2, 2004.

Ronald C. Williams,

State Conservationist, East Lansing, Michigan.

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[FR Doc. 04-13233 Filed 6-10-04; 8:45 am]