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AL Bulletin 130-14-01

Date: January 31, 2013

Subject:  AGN – Notification to Employees of Receipt for Services Requirements

Purpose:  To inform employees of requirements to issue a receipt for NRCS services rendered or denied.

Expiration Date:  December 31, 2014

Background:  Section 14003 of the 2008 Farm Bill amends section 2501A of the Food, Agriculture, Conservation and Trade Act of 1990 to require that the Secretary of Agriculture issue a receipt for service or denial of service to any current or prospective producer or landowner who requests one.

Explanation:  NRCS field offices will use Form AD-2088 (attached) to comply with this requirement.  Upon request, NRCS will provide the inquirer, applicant or customer the form AD-2088 denoting the date, place, subject of the request or inquiry, and the action taken, not taken, or recommended by the agency.

The receipt shall be provided on the same date the inquiry or request is made or received in person.  In the case of inquiries or requests made by fax, email, phone, or mail, the receipt shall be provided the next business day.

A copy of the receipt should be maintained in the client case file. 

The USDA Office of Advocacy and Outreach (OAO) has developed a poster to notify clients and customers of this policy.  A  copy of the poster is attached.  All Field Offices will print out the poster and display it in public view.

Contact:  For further information, please contact Steve Musser, ASTC-Programs at 334-887-4503. 

/s/

WILLIAM E. PUCKETT
State Conservationist

Attachments:
Form AD-2088
Poster

 

 

Dist: E