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Draft Standards

Draft Standards and Job Sheets for Review

NRCS in North Carolina is responsible for revising conservation practice standards as needed to meet the conditions and needs of North Carolina.  All current standards are available in Section IV of the Field Office Technical Guide (FOTG).  NRCS in North Carolina may revise the standard to be more rigorous than the national NRCS standard (as found in the National Handbook of Conservation Practices) if applicable to address state conditions.  NRCS practice standards in the North Carolina FOTG are revised when (1) the national standard is revised, or (2) whenever it is determined that the current standard is not adequate to meet the practice purpose(s).

This page contains draft practice standards and job sheets that are proposed for revision.  There is a formally defined Technical Guide Committee in North Carolina that solicits input from NRCS, partnership, other agency staff, and interested individuals.  Although this committee has a formal responsibility to provide input on proposed revisions, an interested individual or party may comment on any proposed standard posted at this site.  Comments should be submitted in writing or by email:

Contact for all non-engineering standards 

Matt Flint, Assistant State Conservationist for Technology
4407 Bland Rd., Suite 117
Raleigh, NC  27609

(919) 873-2124

Contact for engineering standards

Terri Ruch, State Conservation Engineer
4407 Bland Rd., Suite 117
Raleigh, NC  27609

(919) 873-2127

Current standards under revision:

The following documents require Adobe Acrobat, or Microsoft Word

The following document is open for comments until September 25, 2015. Comments should be submitted to Matt Flint.


There are no draft standards under revision at this time.