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Maine Bulletins -- Fiscal Year 2011


Administrative Services (ADS)
Agency General (AGN)
Conservation Planning and Application (CPA)
Ecological Sciences (ECS)
Equal Opportunity (EO)
Financial Management (FNM)
Information (INF)
Land Treatment Programs (LTP)
Management (MGT)
Personnel (PER)
Programs (PGM)
Project Development and Maintenance (PDM)
Soils (SOI)
Strategic Planning and Accountability
Technology (TCH)

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File Code Number Issue Date Subject Action Required By: Attachment
Administrative Services (ADS) 120-11-2 June 30, 2011 ADS - U.S. Bank Access Reconciliation August 12, 2011  
  120-11-1 April 18, 2011 ADS - Fleet Card Purchase Guidance and Record Keeping The 2nd Friday of every month beginning on May 13, 2011 Attachment 1 - National Instruction 120_330 (.pdf)
Attachment 2 - Hand receipt form (.pdf)
Agency General (AGN)          
Conservation Planning and Application (CPA) 180-11-6 July 1, 2011 CPA - Irrigation Policy  

Attachment 1 - Additional Maine NRCS Irrigation Assistance Requirements and MDEP Chapter 587 Applicability Determination Process (.pdf)Attachment 2 - Preliminary Basic Irrigation Water Assessment to Submit to MDEP for Chapter 587 Determination Request
(.pdf)
(.docx)

  180-11-5 November 1, 2010 CPA - Wetland Conservation Compliance   Attachment 1- AD-1026 (.pdf);
Attachment 2 - NRCS's Responsibilities for Conducting Certified Wetland Determinations and Use of AD-1026 (.pdf)
Attachment 3 - Determining Maintenance of Drainage Systems (.pdf)
  180-11-4
(cancelled)
November 1, 2010 CPA - Irrigation Policy   Attachment - Irrigation Information Sheet (.pdf)
  180-11-3 October 13, 2010 CPA - Maine Policy for Conservation Planning and Environmental Compliance for FSA's Conservation Loan Program, CRP and the ECP   Attachment - Technical Assistance Policy (.pdf)
  180-11-2 October 13, 2010 CPA - Maine Policy for Conservation Planning and Environmental Compliance for all Conservation Planning Activities   Attachment - Instructions (.pdf)
  180-11-1 October 1, 2010 CPA - Canada lynx Consultation Reporting Requirements for Fiscal Year 2011   Attachment - Annual Report (xlsx.)
Ecological Sciences (ECS) 190-11-2 June 24, 2011 ECS - Pasture Training Sessions on July 12-14, 2011 July 5, 2011 Attachment  - Agenda (.pdf)
  190-11-1 February 25, 2011 ECS - FY 11 Technical Training - Cultural Resources Update   Attachment  - Written Exercise (.docx)
Equal  Opportunity (EO)          
Financial Management (FNM) 250-11-7 September 2, 2011 FNM - FY 2011 Year-End Instructions for Contract Payments, Travel, and Misc Purchases As specifically shown Attachment - NRCS-FNM-170 - Month-End Report of Unpaid Expenses (.pdf)
  250-11-6 July 27, 2011 FNM - Government Purchase Card (GPC) Procedures July 29, 2011  
  250-11-5 July 18, 2011 FNM - FY 2011 Open Obligation Review August 15, 2011  
  250-11-4 April 21, 2011 FNM - FY 2011 Open Obligation Review May 16, 2011  
  250-11-3 February 4, 2011 FNM - Transitioning to No-Till Silage Corn Workshop February 21, 2011 Attachment - Agenda and Registration Form (.pdf)
  250-11-2 January 20, 2011 FNM - FY 2011 Open Obligation Review February 14, 2011  
  250-11-1 November 19, 2010 FNM - No Till and Cover Crops Workshop December 6, 2010 Attachment - Workshop flyer (.pdf)
Information (INF) 260-11-2 June 24, 2011 INF - Digital Photo Contest November 1, 2011 Attachment 1 - Guidelines (.pdf)
Attachment 2 - Quick Tips on Composition (.pdf)
  260-11-1 April 18, 2011 INF - Before and After Photos    
Land Treatment Programs (LTP) 300-11-6 September 28, 2011 LTP - Maine NRCS Policy of Conservation Program Contracts (CPCs) September 28, 2011
December 31, 2011
Attachment A - Conservation Plan or Schedule of Operations - Screen Print (.pdf)
Attachment B - Guidance on Performing Annual Contract Review - Power Point (.pdf)
Attachment C - Field Office Checklist for 6-Part Contract Folders (.pdf)
  300-11-5 September 22, 2011 LTP - Conservation Programs Training - October 18-19, 2011 October 12, 2011  
  300-11-4 February 1, 2011 LTP - Steps for Contracting 2011 EQIP - Conservation Activity Plans   Attachment - Step-by-Step Outline (pdf.)
  300-11-3 January 20, 2011 LTP - WHIP Forestry Initiative Guidance    
  300-11-2 October 27, 2010 LTP - Approval of Modifications to Conservation Program Contracts in ProTracts    
  300-11-1 October 20, 2010 LTP - Conservation Programs Training on November 9-10, 2010    
Management (MGT) 330-11-4 August 12, 2011 MGT - Direct Charge Budgeting August 21, 2011 Attachment - Projected Hours Spreadsheet (.xlsx)
  330-11-3 February 8, 2011 MGT - Direct Charge Budgeting   Attachment - Maine FY10 Salary and Benefits Budget (.pdf)
  330-11-2 December 9, 2010 MGT - Additional Guidance on WebTCAS Time Reporting   Attachment - New way to enter time in WebTCAS
  330-11-1 November 16, 2010 MGT - Direct Charge Budgeting    
Strategic Planning and Accountability (SPA) 340-11-1 September 19, 2011 SPA - Oversight and Evaluation Review Checklist    
Personnel (PER) 360-11-8 August 15, 2011 PER - FY2011 Performance Awards    
  360-11-7 July 26, 2011 PER - Maine Organic Farmers Association Training August 1, 2011 Attachment - Agenda (.pdf)
  360-11-6 June 17, 2011 PER - Employee's Standard of Ethic Conduct    
  360-11-5 June 6, 2011 PER - Request for Leave or Approved Absence    
  360-11-4 February 24, 2011 PER - Individual Development Plan and Training Needs Inventory February 28, 2011  
  360-11-3 February 28, 2011 PER - Employee Access to Electronic Official Personnel Folder March 14, 2011  
  360-11-2 January 31, 2011 PER - Updating Contact Information in EmpowHR February 11, 2011 Attachment - Web Instructions (.pdf)
  360-11-1 October 4, 2010 PER - Maine Telecommuting Policy   Attachment - Telecommuting Agreement (.pdf)
Project Development and Maintenance (PDM)          
Soils (SOI) 430-11-1 February 28, 2011 SOI - Maine Association of Professional Soil Scientists Meeting    
Programs (PGM)        
 
Technology (TCH) 450-11-19 August 26, 2011 TCH - Section III of eFOTG - Forest Management Plan Criteria Practice/Activity Code (106)(No.)   Attachment - Forest Management Plan Criteria Practice (.pdf)
  450-11-18 August 22, 2011 TCH - Section IV of eFOTG - Conservation Practice Standard - Row Arrangement - Code 557    
  450-11-17 June 22, 2011 TCH - Section III of eFOTG - Section III - B. Resource Quality Criteria Legislated Program - Job Approval Authority   Attachment - Minimum Standards for Providers of Conservation Technical Assistance Associated with Conservation Planning that Includes Wetland Identification/NFSAM Determination and/or Mitigation/Restoration
  450-11-16        
  450-11-15 April 21, 2011 TCH - Section IV of eFOTG - Conservation Practice Standards (Code 585) Stripcropping and (Code 393) Filter Strip    
  450-11-14 April 6, 2011 TCH - Section IV of eFOTG - Conservation Reserve Program Job Sheets    
  450-11-13 March 24, 2011 TCH - Section III of eFOTG - EQIP Conservation Activity Plan Checklist    
  450-11-12 March 10, 2011 TCH - Section IV of eFOTG - Pasture and Hayland Planting - Code 512    
  450-11-11 February 16, 2011 TCH - Section II of eFOTG - Netmeeting Training Sessions - Salmon/Sturgeon Matrix, ME-ECS-1, and reporting requirements.   Attachment 1 - Instructions for Audio/Visual Netmeeting (.pdf)
Attachment 2 - Environmental Evaluation for State and Federally Protected Species and Habitat (.doc)
Attachment 3 - Maine NRCS Practice Effects Matrix (.docx)
Attachment 4 - State and Federally Listed and Special Concern Species for ME and Associated Habitats (.pdf)
 
  450-11-10 February 4, 2011 TCH - Forest Stand Improvement - Thinning (Code 666)    
  450-11-9 February 1, 2011 TCH - Section IV of eFOTG - Fishpond Management (399) and Recreation Land Grading and Shaping (566)    
  450-11-8 February 3, 2011 TCH - Section III of eFOTG - Resource Management Systems and Criteria - Conservation Activity Plans Technical Criteria    
  450-11-7 January 18, 2011 TCH - Section IV of eFOTG - 2011 Organic Practice Payment Schedule - Bedstraw Control on Permanent Hay Fields    
  450-11-6 December 17, 2010 TCH - Section I of eFOTG - American Woodcock: Habitat Best Management Practices for the Northeast    
  450-11-5 December 8, 2010 TCH - Section IV of eFOTG - Tree and Shrub Pruning Conservation Practice    
  450-11-4 February 1, 2011 TCH - Section IV of eFOTG - Pest Management    
  450-11-3 November 15, 2010 TCH - Section IV of eFOTG - Code 798 - Seasonal High Tunnel System for Crops    
  450-11-2 October 27, 2010 TCH - Section III of eFOTG - EQIP Conservation Activity Plans cancelling and issuance    
  450-11-1 October 20, 2010 TCH - Section IV of eFOTG - Forage Harvest Management    


                                                                                                                          Last Modified:  9/06/2011