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 rehabilitate and revegetate degraded sites that cannot be stabilized using normal establishment techniques as this purpose is implied in other purposes. Added the implementation requirement document to the specifications and plans.

Diversion (Code 362) – The definition was revised and the purpose modified for clarity. The “Criteria,” “Considerations,”and “Operations  and Maintenance”sections were refined and the references were updated.

Field Operation Emissions Reduction (Code 376) – New practice standard.

Firebreak (Code 394) – Updated to align with national standard.

Forage Harvest Management (Code 511) – Updated to align with national standard.

Grade Stabilization Structure (Code 410) – Refined the definition, modified criteria, and updated terminology related to hazard classification.

Herbaceous Wind Barriers (Code 603) – New practice standard.

Livestock Pipeline (Code 516) – Removed withdrawn ASTM Standards. Added ASTM D 2855 Standard Practice for the Two-Step (Primer and Solvent Cement) Method of Joining Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) or Chlorinated Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (CPVC) Pipe and Piping Components with Tapered Sockets.

Multi-Story Cropping (Code 379) – New practice standard.

Plastic Pipe Conduits (Code WCS 015) – Removed withdrawn ASTM Standards. Listed ASTM Standards by “Pressure Rated” and by “Non-Pressure Rated”. Added ASTM Standards for joining methods.

Pond (Code 378) – Refined the definition, modified criteria, updated considerations, updated requirements for plans and specifications, and updated requirements for operation and maintenance.

Pond Sealing or Lining, Compacted Soil Treatment (Code 520) – New WI standard combines the existing compacted soil liner standards (521B, 521C, and 521D) into one standard. As a result, a change to the title was necessary, along with other changes needed for clarification, consistency, and 508 compliance requirements.

Sediment Basin (Code 350) – The purpose was refined, the criteria was modified, and the references were updated. Other changes in1proved the clarity of the language used in the standard.

Stormwater Runoff  Control (Code 570) – Minor updates to bring the WI standard   current.

Stream Habitat Improvement and Management (Code 395) – Updated to align with national standard. Vegetative Barrier (Code 601) – New practice standard.

Waste Transfer Pipe (Code WCS 634) – Removed withdrawn ASTM Standards from Table I. Added ASTM D 2855 Standard Practice for the Two-Step (Primer and Solvent Cement) Method of Joining Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) or Chlorinated Poly (Vinyl Chlmide) (CPVC) Pipe and Piping Components with Tapered Sockets. Added ASTM F 2620 Standard Practice for Heat Fusion Joining of Polyethylene Pipe and Fittings.

Water and Sediment Control Basin (Code 638) – Minor updates to bring the WI standard current.

 

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

  • Index
  • Waste Transfer Pipe (Code WCS 634)
  • Plastic Pipe Conduits (Code WCS 015)
  • Critical Area Planting (Code 342)
  • Diversion (Code 362)
  • Firebreak (Code 394)
  • Forage Harvest Management (Code 511)
  • Grade Stabilization Structure (Code 410)
  • Livestock Pipeline (Code 516)
  • Pond (Code 378)
  • Sediment Basin (Code 350)
  • Stormwater Runoff Control (Code 570)
  • Stream Habitat Improvement and Management (Code 395)
  • Water and Sediment Control Basin (Code 638)

 

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

  • Index
  • Controlled Traffic Farming (Code 334)
  • Critical Area Planting (Code 342)
  • Diversion (Code 362)
  • Field Operation Emissions Reduction (Code 376)
  • Firebreak (Code 394)
  • Forage Harvest Management (Code 511)
  • Grade Stabilization Structure (Code 410)
  • Herbaceous Wind Baniers (Code 603)
  • Livestock Pipeline (Code 516)
  • Multi-Story Cropping (Code 379)
  • Plastic Pipe Conduits (Code WCS 015)
  • Pond (Code 378)
  • Pond Sealing or Lining, Compacted Soil Treatment (Code 520)
  • Sediment Basin (Code 350)
  • Stormwater Runoff Control (Code 570)
  • Stream Habitat Improvement and Management (Code 395)
  • Vegetative Barrier (Code 601)
  • Waste Transfer Pipe (Code WCS 634)
  • Water and Sediment Control Basin (Code 638)

 

 

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