NRCS CPS 378, 410, 638 Open for Comment Through 7/5/16

The NRCS conservation practice standards below have been revised and are available for comment from Wednesday, June 15 through Tuesday, July 5, 2016

– Pond (378)

– Grade Stabilization Structure (410)

– Water and Sediment Control Basin (638)

The National standards were released recently, and these are the updates to Wisconsin’s standards. These are being updated through the Standard Oversight Council’s “EZ” process, in which a small team drafts updates, releases updates for broad review, and revises updates accordingly.

Instructions to comment on standards: Submit your comments organized by section of the standard by Tuesday, July 5. Keep comments specific and directly related to the standard. Indicate the section you are referring to when commenting, for example “Criteria, Site Assessment: Does this mean that…” Respond in the same order as the sections appear in the draft. If you have general comments applicable to the entire standard please note them as such.

Comments may be submitted by email to This information is also posted on the SOC website

NRCS and the Standard Oversight Council revision team will carefully consider all comments before finalizing an updated version of the practice standard.  All comments will receive responses from SOC.

If you have questions about submitting your comments, the public comment period or our process, contact Jennifer Thieme at or 608-441-2677. Thank you for your input.


Pond (378)

Grade Stabilization Structure (410)

Waster and Sediment Control Basin (638)

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