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Title 7Subtitle BChapter VISubchapter FPart 654 → Subpart D

Title 7: Agriculture

Subpart D—Emergency Watershed Protection

§654.40   Responsibility for operation and maintenance.
§654.41   Performance of operation and maintenance.

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§654.40   Responsibility for operation and maintenance.

(a) Non-Federal lands. The need for an O&M agreement will be determined by the State Conservationist. Where an O&M agreement is necessary, the sponsor(s) will provide the O&M and adopt standards for Federal grant property (34 CFR part 256). Where no O&M agreement is necessary, other arrangements will be made for complying with Federal property management.

(b) Federal lands. The Federal agency administering the Federal land is responsible for operating and maintaining emergency measures installed on Federal land.

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§654.41   Performance of operation and maintenance.

(a) Arrangement. O&M is a prerequisite for approval of Federal emergency assistance when:

(1) The emergency measure needs to be operated and maintained in order to serve its intended purpose, or

(2) The emergency measure needs to be operated and maintained to insure that it will not become hazardous.

(b) Time of operation and maintenance. The sponsor(s)' obligations for O&M begin when the measure is installed and extend for the duration of the time required for the emergency measure to serve the purpose for which it is installed.

(c) Performance. Operation and maintenance is to be performed in a manner that will protect the environment and otherwise comply with NRCS, State, and local requirements. The method of performing O&M is at the option of the sponsor(s).

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