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MAINE BULLETIN NO. ME 450-11-2

 

                                                                                                            October 27, 2010
 

Subject: TCH – Section III of eFOTG

Purpose. To announce cancelling and issuance of revised EQIP Conservation Activity Plans (CAP) into Section III – Resources Management Systems and Criteria.

Expiration Date. September 30, 2011

The National Bulletin 450-11-1, dated October 5, 2010 issued the revised and new EQIP CAPs criteria for FY2011. The following CAPs are cancelled from Section III – Resource Management Systems and Criteria – E. Conservation Activity Plans Technical Criteria in eFOTG:

• Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan CAP – Code 102
• Forest Management Plan CAP – Code 106
• Grazing Management Plan CAP – Code 110
• Integrated Pest Management Plan CAP – Code 114
• Irrigation Water Management Plan CAP – Code 118
• Agricultural Energy Management Plan CAP – Code 122
• Fish and Wildlife Habitat Plan CAP – Code 142
• Conservation Plan Supporting Organic Transition Plan CAP – Code 138

The following revised EQIP CAPs are issued to Section III – Resource Management Systems and Criteria – E. Conservation Activity Plans Technical Criteria:

• Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan CAP – Code 102
• Forest Management Plan CAP ��� Code 106
• Grazing Management Plan CAP – Code 110
• Integrated Pest Management Plan CAP – Code 114 (TSP not currently available)
• Irrigation Water Management Plan CAP – Code 118 (TSP not currently available)
• Headquarters Agricultural Energy Management Plan CAP – Code 122
• Landscape Agricultural Energy Management Plan CAP – Code 124 * (New) (TSP not currently available)
• Nutrient Management Plan CAP – Code 104 * (New) (TSP not currently available)
• Fish and Wildlife Habitat Plan CAP – Code 142
• Conservation Plan Supporting Organic Transition Plan CAP – Code 138
• Pollinator Habitat Management Plan CAP – Code 146 (TSP not currently available)

The Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008 authorizes the use of financial assistance from EQIP to develop Conservation Activity Plans. Maine currently plans on offering the above listed Conservation Activity Plans. We currently have Technical Service Providers (TSP) for all the above listed CAPs except for Nutrient Management Plan, Integrated Pest Management Plan, Irrigation Water Management Plan, and Pollinator Habitat Management Plan. The Field Office employees will be informed when a TSP is certified for these CAPs.

Contact. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Christopher Jones, State Resource Conservationist at 207-990-9563 or email chris.jones@me.usda.gov.


/s/  Juan C. Hernandez

JUAN C. HERNANDEZ
State Conservationist


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