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USDA/NRCS RIN: 0578-AA69 Publication ID: Fall 2020 
Title: Miscellaneous Conservation Provisions 

The final rule finalizes changes made by the interim rule in the regulations that are consistent with the changes made by the 2018 Farm Bill for several conservation programs. The NRCS regulations affected are: State Technical Committees, Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention, Healthy Forests Reserve Program, Technical Service Provider, and Voluntary Public Access-Habitat Incentives Program. The rule is necessary due to mandatory changes made by the 2018 Farm Bill to update the regulations to be consistent with the law. The final rule will address issues raised in the 17 comments received on the interim rule.

Agency: Department of Agriculture(USDA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Fully or Partially Exempt 
CFR Citation: 7 CFR 610, subpart C, 622, 625, 652,1455     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: Pub. L. 115-334   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Interim Final Rule  05/06/2019  84 FR 19699   
Interim Final Rule Effective  05/06/2019 
Interim Final Rule Comment Period End  07/05/2019 
Final Rule  11/00/2020 
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:
Deirdre Holder
Branch Chief, Regulatory Analysis and PRA Requirements Branch
Department of Agriculture
Farm Production and Conservation Business Center, 1400 Independence Avenue SW,
Washington, DC 20250-0572
Phone:202 205-5851