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USDA/NRCS RIN: 0578-AA68 Publication ID: Spring 2019 
Title: ●Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) Changes 

The interim rule will make minor changes in the regulations that are consistent with the changes made by the 2018 Farm Bill for EQIP. The regulatory changes are being made in 7 CFR part 1466. The changes relate to practices eligible for increased payments, payments for water conservation and system efficiency, incentive contracts, addressing weather volatility and drought resiliency measures, advance payments, payment limitations, and Conservation Innovation Grants.

Agency: Department of Agriculture(USDA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Fully or Partially Exempt 
CFR Citation: 7 CFR 1466   
Legal Authority: Pub. L. 115-334   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Interim Final Rule  10/00/2019 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Leslie Deavers
Farm Bill Coordinator
Department of Agriculture
Natural Resources Conservation Service
1400 Independence Avenue SW,
Washington, DC 20250
Phone:202 690-4616