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Notice of Proposed Changes to Section 4 of the Iowa State Technical Guide

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


Notice of availability of proposed changes in the Iowa NRCS State Technical Guide for review and comment.


It has been determined by the NRCS State Conservationist for Iowa that changes must be made in the NRCS State Technical Guide specifically in Section 4, Practice Standards and Specifications #328, Conservation Crop Rotation; #330, Contour Farming; and #332, Contour Buffer Strips, to account for improved technology. These practices can be used in systems that treat highly erodible land.


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

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Richard Van Klaveren, State Conservationist, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Federal Building, 210 Walnut Street, Suite 693, Des Moines, Iowa 50309; at (515) 284-6655; fax (515) 284-4394.

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Section 343 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 will receive comments relative to the proposed changes. Following that period a determination will be made by the NRCS regarding disposition of those comments and a final determination of change will be made.

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Dated: March 21, 2005.

Richard Van Klaveren,

State Conservationist.

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[FR Doc. 05-6366 Filed 3-30-05; 8:45 am]