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Commodity Credit Corporation and the Natural Resources Conservation Service, USDA.


Interim final rule; extension of public comment period.


The Conservation Security Program (CSP) 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. The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) published an Interim Final Rule for CSP on June 21, 2004, (69 FR 34502), with a comment period expiring September 20, 2004. By this document, NRCS is extending the period during which it will accept public comment on the Interim Final Rule for CSP to October 5, 2004. This extension is to give the public additional time to comment on key issues that have been raised regarding the implementation of the program.


Comments must be postmarked by midnight October 5, 2004.


Send comments in writing, by mail, to Financial Assistance Start Printed Page 56160Programs Division, Natural Resources Conservation Service, P.O. Box 2890, Washington, DC 20013-2890, or by e-mail to; Attn: Conservation Security Program.

The Interim Final Rule may also be accessed via the Internet through the NRCS homepage, at, and by selecting Programs. All comments, including names and addresses when provided, are placed in the record and are available for public inspection.

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Craig Derickson, Conservation Security Program Manager, Financial Assistance Programs Division, NRCS, P.O. Box 2890, Washington, DC 20013-2890, telephone: (202) 720-1845; fax: (202) 720-4265. Submit e-mail to:, Attention: Conservation Security Program.

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Signed in Washington, DC, on September 13, 2004.

Bruce I. Knight,

Chief, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Vice President, Commodity Credit Corporation.

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[FR Doc. 04-21026 Filed 9-17-04; 8:45 am]