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Title 7Subtitle BChapter VISubchapter F → Part 653

Title 7: Agriculture


§653.1   General.
§653.2   Technical standards and criteria.
§653.3   Adaptation of technical standards.
§653.4   Availability of technical standards.

Authority: 7 CFR 2.62.

Source: 43 FR 58079, Dec. 12, 1978, unless otherwise noted.

§653.1   General.

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is responsible for the technical adequacy of conservation practices installed under all NRCS programs, and those practices applied under programs administered by the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service (ASCS) where NRCS has the technical responsibility. NRCS technical or financial assistance will be provided when the practices are applied according to established technical standards.

§653.2   Technical standards and criteria.

Technical standards and criteria have been established for all conservation practices. They provide the guidance and direction needed to assure that the practices meet the intended purpose and are of the quality needed to assure lasting for the design life. Standards and criteria are developed in consultation with universities, research institutions, and individual industrial and private firms and individuals. Research information and practical experience are used in setting standards. Changes and new technical standards and criteria are prepared in the same manner as set out above.

§653.3   Adaptation of technical standards.

Technical standards and criteria developed on a national basis may require special adaptation to meet local needs. These adaptations must be approved by the Administrator of the Natural Resources Conservation Service or his designee.

§653.4   Availability of technical standards.

Information on technical standards used by NRCS is available at field, area, or State offices of NRCS.

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