NRCS FOTG Update: Notice WI-77

March 23, 2016

WISCONSIN FIELD OFFICE TECHNICAL GUIDE

450-11-TECHNICAL GUIDE

FOTG NOTICE WI-77

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:

Animal Mortality Facility (Code 316) – Criteria for catastrophic animal mortality has been removed and placed in the new standard, Emergency Animal Mortality Management (368). The information provided on composting has been expanded.

 

Channel Bed Stabilization (Code 584) – The changes provide additional clarification regarding the conditions where the practice applies, and contains minor updates to bring the WI standard current.

Contour Farming (Code 330) – Minor updates to bring the WI standard current.

Emergency Animal Mortality Management (Code 368) – This is a new conservation practice standard defined as a means or method for the management of animal carcasses from catastrophic mortality events.

Grassed Waterway (Code 412) – Minor updates to bring the WI standard current.

Karst Sinkhole Treatment (Code 527) – Minor updates to bring the WI standard current.

Open Channel (Code 582) – Minor updates to bring the WI standard current.

Prescribed Burning (Code 338) – The revised standard incorporates NRCS policy regarding employee roles.

Tree/Shrub Pruning (Code 660) – Minor updates to bring the WI standard current.

Clay Liner (WCS 300) – Added Addendum A for CPS 313 Table 1, Note 5.  Updated ASTM reference.

The following revisions to the Wisconsin FOTG have been posted on the Wisconsin e-FOTG website:

Remove the following outdated Standards and Specifications from any printed copies of the WI FOTG:

  • Index
  • Animal Mortality Facility (Code 316)
  • Channel Bed Stabilization (Code 584)
  • Contour Farming (Code 330)
  • Grassed Waterway (Code 412)
  • Karst Sinkhole Treatment (Code 527)
  • Open Channel (Code 582)
  • Prescribed Burning (Code 338)
  • Tree/Shrub Pruning (Code 660)
  • Clay Liner (WCS 300)

 

Add the following Standards and Specifications to any printed copies of the WI FOTG:

  • Index
  • Animal Mortality Facility (Code 316)
  • Channel Bed Stabilization (Code 584)
  • Contour Farming (Code 330)
  • Emergency Animal Mortality Management (Code 368)
  • Grassed Waterway (Code 412)
  • Karst Sinkhole Treatment (Code 527)
  • Open Channel (Code 582)
  • Prescribed Burning (Code 338)
  • Tree/Shrub Pruning (Code 660)
  • Clay Liner (WCS 300)

 

A link to the Wisconsin FOTG is located on the Wisconsin NRCS website at:

http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/national/technical/fotg/

 

/S/

JIMMY BRAMBLETT

State Conservationist

 

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