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Bulletins - Fiscal Year 2012

What are bulletins?
Bulletins are temporary direction that expire at the end of the fiscal year following the year they are issued; and to make announcements or one-time requests from the field. Bulletins cannot change, be deleted, added to, cancelled or transmit permanent directives.

For more information about National Bulletins, visit the NRCS Directives Web site.

  • 110 - ADM - Management (A-76 Activities/Meeting Attendance)
  • 120 - ADS - Administrative Services (Procurement/Agreements/Forms/Property/File Management)
  • 130 - AGN - Agency General (Crisis Preparedness/Essential Records/Physical Protection)
  • 140 - SPA - Strategic Planning and Policy Analysis (Appraisal/Program Development/Evaluation and Analysis/Impact/Data Collection/Evaluation Criteria/Performance Indicators/Projections)
  • 150 - BAP - Basin and Area Planning (Floodplain Management/River Basin Studies/Water Policy/Interagency Coordination)
  • 160  - BDG - Budget Planning and Analysis (Estimates/Congressional Review/Explanatory Notes/Funding Allocations/General Accounting/OGC/OMB/Enacted Appropriation/OIG)
  • 170 - CGI - Cartography and Geographic Information Systems (Aerial Photography/Digitizing/Maps & Drawings/Requests for Services/Sensor Data)
  • 180 - CPA - Conservation Planning and Application (Districts/Technical Assistance)
  • 190 - ECS - Ecological Sciences (Agronomy/Biology/Wetlands/Wildlife Habitat/Endangered Species/Forestry/Plant Materials/Range/Reclamation/Recreation/Soil Quality/Soil Management/Carbon Sequestration/Water Quality/Soil Biology)
  • 200 - ECN - Economics (Economic Analyses/Economic Impacts/Economic Research/Benefit-Cost Analyses)
  • 210 - ENG - Engineering (Conservation Practices/Construction/Design/Drainage/Erosion Control/Energy/Hydrology/Irrigation/Maintenance/Grouting/Soil Mechanics/Specifications/Landscape Architecture/Environmental Engineering/Surveying/Dam Safety)
  • 220 - EVC - Environmental Coordination (Environmental Justice)
  • 230 - EOP - Equal Opportunity (Complaint System/EEO Plan/Sexual Harassment/Special Emphasis Programs/Civil Rights)
  • 250 - FNM - Financial Management (Accounting/Budget Execution/Fiscal Operations)
  • 260 - INF - Public Information (Audiovisual and Visual/Broadcasting/Education/History/Manuscripts/Campaigns/Awards/Special Events/Media/Newsletters/News/Photography/Printing/Publications/Speeches/Earth Team)
  • 270 - IRM - Information Resources Management (Model Coordination/Systems Planning/Technical Reviews/Security/Equipment Technology/Telecommunications/Database Mgmt/Software Development/Computer Operations)
  • 280 - INC - International Conservation
  • 290 - INV - Resources Inventory (Inventory/Monitoring)
  • 300 - LTP - Land Treatment Programs (FSA Assisted Activities/EQIP/WRP/WHIP/GLCI)
  • 310 - LNU - Land Use (Assistance/Community Planning/Taxation/Floodplain and Wetlands Mgmt/Land Use Planning/Land Use Policy/Regional Planning/Development Rights)
  • 320 - LEG - Legislative Affairs (Federal Law/Legislative Action/Legislative Contacts/State and Local Law)
  • 330 - MGT - Operations Management (Appraisals/Audits/Mgmt Analyses/Cost Reduction/Problem Reporting/Productivity/Progress Reports/Schedules/Summary Printouts/Time and Progress Analysis/Work Organization)
  • 340 - SPA - Strategic Planning and Accountability
  • 360 - PER - Personnel (Employment/Classification and Position Mgmt/Leave/Pay Admin/Employee Relations/Standards and Ethical Conduct/Investigations/Personnel Security/Discipline/Grievance System/Reduction in Force/Labor Mgmt/Campaigns and Drives)
  • 390 - PDM - Project Development and Maintenance (Watershed Protection/Flood Prevention/RC&D/EWP/Watershed Rehab)
  • 400 - PPC - Public Participation Coordination (Consumer Affairs/Public Participation Interest List/Techniques/Reviewable Record)
  • 410 - RDV - Rural Development (Organization/Rural Communities/Family Farms/Native Americans)
  • 420 - SSC - Social Sciences
  • 430 - SOI - Soil Survey (Classification/Interpretations/Investigations/Operations/Soil Correlation/Techniques/Resource Areas/General Soils Maps/World Soils Resources)
  • 440 - PGM - Programs
  • 450 - TCH - Science and Technology (Technical Guides/Metric Conversion)
  • 460 - WQP - Water Quality Project Implementation


110 - ADM - Management
Bulletin Number Subject Attachments Date Action Required Expiration Date
IA110-12-1 (PDF) 2011 Iowa Forage and Grassland Council Conference Attendance Request Form (PDF) 11/15/11 11/18/11 9/30/13
IA110-12-2 (PDF) SWCS Iowa Chapter Summer Meeting Agenda (PDF) 6/8/12   9/30/13
IA110-12-3 (PDF) 66th Annual Conference of Soil and Water Conservation District Commissioners   8/3/12   9/30/13
IA110-12-4 (PDF) SWCS Iowa Chapter Annual Meeting   9/17/12 10/4/12 9/30/13

 

120 - ADS - Administrative Services
Bulletin Number Subject Attachments Date Action Required Expiration Date
IA120-12-1 (PDF) Annual Inspection of Government Vehicles   9/21/11 11/18/11 (field offices)

11/25/11 (area offices)

9/30/13
IA120-12-2 (PDF) Personal Property Inventory   11/29/11 12/30/11 9/30/13
IA120-12-3 (PDF) End of Year Requirements   7/19/12 8/31/12 9/30/13

 

180 - CPA - Conservation Planning and Application
Bulletin Number Subject Attachment Date Action Required Expiration Date
IA180-12-1 (PDF) Conservation Planning for New Employees 10/4/11 10/14/11 9/30/13
IA180-12-2 (PDF) Wetland Conservation Compliance in Prairie Pothole Region   2/6/12   9/30/13
IA180-12-3 (PDF) 2012 Variances Due to Special Conditions (Drought)   8/1/12   9/30/13

 

190 - ECS - Ecological Sciences
Bulletin Number Subject Attachment Date Action Required Expiration Date
IA190-12-1 (PDF) Lead Agency in Environmental Compliance Undertaking Flowchart (PDF) 10/3/11   9/30/13
IA190-12-2 (PDF) Technical References in FOTG   10/17/11   9/30/13
IA190-12-3 (PDF) Agreement with the Iowa DNR Forestry Bureau   10/27/11   9/30/13
IA190-12-4 (PDF) Interim Seasonal High Tunnel Evaluation Attachment 1/25/12 2/10/12
2/18/12
9/30/13
IA190-12-5 (PDF) Iowa Plant Materials Field Plantings for FY12   2/28/12 4/16/12 9/30/13
IA190-12-6 (PDF) Conservation Compliance Status Review Process 3/15/12   9/30/13
IA190-12-7 (PDF) Internet Location for Elsberry Plant Materials Releases of Seed and Woody Growers and 2012 Foundation Seed and Plants for Sale to Growers   3/29/12   9/30/13
IA190-12-8 (PDF) Continued Use of Iowa Instruction 190-184 Relative to Disposition of AD-026 Forms on Sodbust Sites with Potential Negative Impacts to Threatened and Endangered Species   4/23/12   9/30/13
IA190-12-9 (PDF) Delegation of Signature Authority as the Responsible Federal Official (RFO) as it Pertains to Completion of the Environmental Evaluation Form CPA-52   7/23/12   9/30/13
IA190-12-10 (PDF) NEPA Guidance Regarding Conservation Planning for CRP Emergency Haying/Grazing and Affects to T&E Species   8/7/12   9/30/13
IA190-12-11 (PDF) Revised NEPA Guidance Regarding Conservation Planning for CRP Emergency Haying/Grazing and Affect to T&E Species   8/16/12   9/30/13
IA190-12-12 (PDF) Drought-Induced Harvest Fire Risk Management   9/12/12   9/30/13

 

210 - ENG - Engineering
Bulletin Number Subject Attachment Date Action Required Expiration Date
IA210-12-1 (PDF) Engineering Guidance on Lateral Effect for Maintenance or Replacement of Tile Lines Attachment 10/5/12   9/30/13
IA210-12-2 (PDF) Guidance on Lateral Effect for Maintenance or Replacement of Tile Lines Attachment 4/26/12   9/30/13

 

230 - EOP - Equal Opportunity
Bulletin Number Subject Attachment Date Action Required Expiration Date
IA230-12-1 (PDF) Special Emphasis Program Manager Opportunity 10/4/11 10/31/11 9/30/13
IA230-12-2 (PDF) Outreach Responsibilities   1/12/12   9/30/13
IA230-12-3 (PDF) Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Awareness Event   2/8/12 2/17/12 9/30/13
IA230-12-4 (PDF) Employee Language Skills Resource List   3/28/12 4/30/12 9/30/13
IA230-12-5 (PDF) Special Emphasis Program Manager Opportunity - Veterans/Disability Program Manager 4/2/12 4/27/12 9/30/13
IA230-12-6 (PDF) Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day Attachment (PDF) 4/16/12 4/26/12 9/30/13
IA230-12-7 (DOC) EEO - Civil Rights/EEO Performance Element   5/18/12   9/30/13
IA230-12-8 (PDF) Special Emphasis Program Manager and Area Civil Rights Authority Committee Representatives Opportunities   5/24/12 6/15/12 9/30/13
IA230-12-9 (PDF) Employee Language Skills Resource List Follow-Up   8/6/12   9/30/13
IA230-12-10 (PDF) Hispanic/Women Farmer Rancher Claims Process Outreach Joint HW Memo (PDF)
Flyer (PDF)
Newsletter Article (PDF)
Background USDA Civil Rights (PDF)
HWF Talking Points (PDF)
HWF History (PDF)
HWFR Rankings by State (PDF)
HWFR Reporting Spreadsheet (DOC)
 
9/24/12   9/30/13

 

250 - FNM - Financial Management
Bulletin Number Subject Attachments Date Action Required Expiration Date
IA250-12-2 (PDF) FY2012 Spending and Cutoff Dates Calendar (XLS)
FNM-170 (XLS)
7/16/12 8/31/12
9/7/12
9/11/12
9/14/12
9/30/13

 

260 - INF - Public Information
Bulletin Number Subject Attachments Date Action Required Expiration Date
IA260-12-1 (PDF) Iowa Soil Conservation Awards Program 4/18/12   9/30/13
IA260-12-2 (PDF) Staffing the USDA Booth at the 2012 Iowa State Fair   6/11/12 6/27/12 9/30/13
IA260-12-3 (PDF) Staffing at the 2012 Farm Progress Show   7/13/12 7/23/12 9/30/13

 

290 - INV - Resources Inventory
Bulletin Number Subject Attachments Date Action Required Expiration Date
IA290-12-1 (PDF) NRI - Local Data Collection   11/17/11 1/20/12 9/30/13

 

300 - LTP - Land Treatment Programs
Bulletin Number Subject Attachments Date Action Required Expiration Date
IA300-12-1 (PDF) CRP CP23 Wetland Restoration Guidance Attachment (PDF) 1/17/12   9/30/13

 

330 - MGT - Operations Management
Bulletin Number Subject Attachment Date Expiration Date
IA330-12-1 (PDF) Operations Team Update   10/31/11 9/30/13

 

360 - PER - Personnel
Bulletin Number Subject Attachment Date Action Required Expiration Date
IA360-12-1 (PDF) Multi-Module Cultural Resources Training Course   10/3/11 11/1/11 9/30/13
IA360-12-2 (PDF) "Use or Lose" Annual Leave   10/5/11 11/18/11 9/30/13
IA360-12-3 (PDF) Pre-Retirement Seminar 10/12/11   9/30/13
IA360-12-4 (PDF) Merit Promotion and Internal Placement   10/12/11   9/30/13
IA360-12-5 (PDF) No Fear Act Training   10/21/11 11/30/11 9/30/13
IA360-12-6 (PDF) Plain Language Writing Training Training Resources
Writer's Checklist
Reviewer's Checklist
11/18/11 1/13/12 9/30/13
IA360-12-7 (PDF) Fiscal Year 2012 Performance Appraisals   11/17/11 11/21/11
11/30/11
9/30/13
IA360-12-8 (DOC) FEGLI Rate Change 12/9/11   9/30/13
IA360-12-9 (PDF) USDA DOL Partnership   12/28/11 1/13/12 9/30/13
IA360-12-10 (PDF) Staffing Update   1/5/12   9/30/13
IA360-12-11 (PDF) Volunteering National Service Day Form 1/9/12   9/30/13
IA360-12-12 (PDF) Iowa In-State Training Catalog 1/27/12 2/3/12 9/30/13
IA360-12-13 (DOC) Plain Language Writing Training   3/16/12   9/30/13
IA360-12-14 (PDF) Pre-Retirement Seminar 2012 Flyer 4/5/12   9/30/13
IA360-12-15 (PDF) Merit Promotion and Internal Placement   4/4/12   9/30/13
IA360-12-16 (PDF) Mid-Year 2012 Progress Reviews   4/4/12 4/27/12 9/30/13
IA360-12-17 (PDF) Trimble HL 700 Laserometer Safety Concerns   4/10/12   9/30/13
IA360-12-18 (PDF) Application of Conservation Practices Training   4/18/12 4/25/12
6/11/12
9/30/13
IA360-12-19 (PDF) Fiscal Year 2013 Training Needs   5/2/12 5/18/12 9/30/13
IA360-12-20 (PDF) Office Ergonomics Webinar Series   5/1/12   9/30/13
IA360-12-21 (PDF) Electronic Individual Development Plan   5/4/12 5/30/12 9/30/13
IA360-12-22 (PDF) Student Trainee Orientation and Tour   5/24/12 5/31/12 9/30/13
IA360-12-24 (PDF) Employee Development - Introduction to Soil Survey I   6/12/12 7/3/12 9/30/13
IA360-12-23 (DOC) Telework Position Eligibility   5/31/12 6/22/12
6/29/12
9/30/13
IA360-12-25 (PDF) Employment of Veterans in Federal Government (PDF)   6/14/12 8/31/12 9/30/13
IA360-12-26 (PDF) Merit Promotion and Internal Placement   7/6/12   9/30/13
IA360-12-27 (PDF) Required Training - NRCS Fleet Charge Card Program   7/9/12 7/31/12 9/30/13
IA360-12-28 (PDF) Required Training for Hiring Managers   9/19/12 9/28/12
10/29/12
9/30/13
IA360-12-29 (DOC) 2012 Performance Appraisals and 2013 Performance Plans Performance Appraisal (DOC) 9/27/12 10/15/12
10/29/12
10/30/12
11/5/12
9/30/13

 

390 - PDM - Project Development and Maintenance
Bulletin Number Subject Attachments Date Action Required Expiration Date
IA390-12-1 (PDF) Stream and Watershed Integrated Management (SWIM) Agenda (PDF) 3/20/12 6/5/12 9/30/13

 

440 - PGM - Programs
Bulletin Number Subject Attachments Date Action Required Expiration Date
IA440-12-1 (PDF) Program Initiatives   10/6/11   9/30/13
IA440-12-2 (PDF) FY 2012 EQIP Process Timeline, Practice List, Ranking, and Cost List 12/22/11 1/6/12 9/30/13
IA440-12-3 (PDF) Accepting Grassland Reserve Program Applications 1/30/12 3/2/12 (Application Packets to be received in the field office)

3/16/12 (Application packets forwarded from the field offices to the state office)

9/30/13
IA440-12-4 (PDF) FY 2012 EQIP Wildlife Habitat Initiative Guidance Wildlife Ranking (PDF)
Grassland Ranking (PDF)
Riverine Ranking (PDF)
Letter (PDF)
 
3/27/12   9/30/13