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NRCS CPS 317 and 554 Open For Comment Through 12/21/16

The NRCS conservation practice standards 317, Composting Facility, and 554, Drainage Water Management, have been revised and are available for public comment through Wednesday, December 21, 2016. Both have been updated as a result of National Standard revisions. Composting Facility (Code 317) – Revised language as needed to improve readability and clarify intent of criteria. Criteria […]

NRCS FOTG Update: Notice WI-84

WISCONSIN FIELD OFFICE TECHNICAL GUIDE 450-11-TECHNICAL GUIDE FOTG NOTICE WI-84   SUBJECT:  WISCONSIN FIELD OFFICE TECHNICAL GUIDE Purpose.   Revisions to Wisconsin Conservation Practice Standards and Specifications. Explanation of Changes.  Section IV:  Conservation Practice Standards and Specifications: Farmstead Energy Improvement (CPS 374) – Revised the definition and conditions where the practice applies to match the NHCP […]

NRCS FOTG Update: Notice WI-83

WISCONSIN FIELD OFFICE TECHNICAL GUIDE 450-11-TECHNICAL GUIDE FOTG NOTICE WI-83   SUBJECT:  WISCONSIN FIELD OFFICE TECHNICAL GUIDE Purpose.     Revisions to Wisconsin Conservation Practice Standards and Specifications. Explanation of Changes.   Section  IV: Conservation  Practice Standards and Specifications: Dike (CPS 356) – Standard only allows Class III dikes. Vegetated Treatment Area (CPS 635) – Edited to […]

1005 Vegetated Swale Update

The Vegetated Swale Technical Standard 1005 (previously “Vegetated Infiltration Swale Interim Technical Standard 1005”) has been updated. The draft was posted for public review, and the technical team revised the draft to address public comments. The document provides technical specifications for the design, modeling, construction, implementation, and maintenance of new vegetated swales for purposes of […]

NRCS FOTG Update: Notice WI-82

WISCONSIN FIELD OFFICE TECHNICAL GUIDE 450-11-TECHNICAL GUIDE FOTG NOTICE WI-82   SUBJECT: WISCONSIN FIELD OFFICE TECHNICAL GUIDE Purpose.   Revisions to Wisconsin Conservation Practice Standards and Specifications. Explanation of Changes.  Section IV: Conservation Practice Standards and Specifications: Controlled Traffic Farming (Code 334) – New practice standard. Critical Area Planting (Code 342) – Deleted the purpose to […]

NRCS FOTG Update: Notice WI-81

WISCONSIN FIELD OFFICE TECHNICAL GUIDE 450-11-TECHNICAL GUIDE FOTG NOTICE WI-81   SUBJECT:  WISCONSIN FIELD OFFICE TECHNICAL GUIDE Purpose. Revisions to Wisconsin Conservation Practice Standards and Specifications Explanation of Changes.  Section IV: Conservation Practice Standards and Specifications:  Aquatic Organism Passage (Code 396) -No revisions made. Date changed to bring the WI standard current. Contour Buffer Strips […]

NRCS CPS 657 Wetland Restoration Open for Comment Through 7/27/16

The NRCS conservation practice standard 657, Wetland Restoration, has been revised and is available for public comment through Wednesday, July 27. This standard is being revised through the Standards Oversight Council EZ Process. This is being updated as part of the Wisconsin NRCS standards update process. Changes in the standard relate to design criteria when […]

NRCS CPS 635 Vegetated Treatment Area Open for Comment Through 7/20/16

The NRCS conservation practice standard 635, Vegetated Treatment Area, has been revised and is available for public comment through Wednesday, July 20. This standard required revision given the documented discharges from VTAs designed according to the existing standard. The Vegetated Treatment Area (VTA) standard provides the criteria for the conservation practice after it has been […]

1060 Inlet Protection Minor Update

  In coordination with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT), the Inlet Protection Technical Standard 1060 has been updated with minor revisions to reference the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s Product Acceptability List, and to identify conditions when certain fabric types and ‘other devices’ are not approved for inlet protection use on DOT projects.   The […]

Assembling NRCS 313 Waste Storage Facility Team

Notification for Assembling NRCS 313 Waste Storage Facility Technical Standard Work Team   Volunteer technical experts are needed to serve on a technical standard Work Team to revise a Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) technical standard related to agricultural practices. The work team is being convened to update an existing technical standard, described below, that […]