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NSSH Amendment 6

April 2001

This is a summary of major changes made to the NSSH. The official copy of the NSSH is the web version. For paper copies of the handbook, download the updated Word files on the web.
 

1. Part 600

  • Exhibit 600-1

    Replaced reference list with web addresses

2. Part 602

  • Exhibit 602-1 Bylaws

    Replaced Article III Section 2.1.2

    Replaced Article VI Section 1.1.5 and Section 1.1.6

3. Part 606

  • Replaced most of 606.01 concerning policy and responsibility for memorandum of understandings
  • Removed 606.02 (a) (2) and moved to 608.08 (b) concerning identification codes for surveys
  • Replaced 606.03 (a) with change in the submission of MOUs
  • Other rewrites throughout the part to emphasize exact joins

4. Part 610

  • Changed 610.03 (a)
  • Changed 610.03 (d)
  • Moved 610.04 (f) to 610.02 (d)
  • Changed 610.07
  • Changed 610.08 (a)
  • Changed last paragraph of 610.08 (b)
  • Changed 610.08 (d)
  • Revised Attachment 1 of Exhibit 610-3
  • Revised 610 to increase emphasis on project surveys as subsets to MLRAs

5. Part 614

  • Updated wording and citations

6. Part 618

  • Changed 618.04 (d) Albedo, Dry
  • Replaced 618.35 (b) (2) Hydrologic Group with reference to National Engineering Handbook-4
  • 618.49 Restriction Kind

    Added Cemented horizon to list of choices for restriction kind

    Changed terminology from horizon to layer
     
  • Replaced 618.50 (c) Runoff Classes
  • Revised 618.53 Slope Length
  • Clarified estimates of 618.57 Soil Moisture States
  • 618.67 Texture Modifier

    Changed (h) (2) (v) naming convention

    Changed (vii) woody fragment reference
     
  • Exhibit 618-3

    Dropped list, referenced to data dictionary
     
  • Exhibit 618-4, 6, 8, 11, and 12

    Added graphics into files
     
  • Exhibit 618-9

    Changed title

    Changed surface features to ped surface features
     
  • Exhibit 618-15

    Removed some terms used in lieu of texture

    Added CEM Cemented to list of Texture Modifiers

7. Part 622

  • Removed reference to Soil Memo 74. Wildlife interpretations are not in effect.
  • Replaced Exhibit 622-1 with current Code of Federal Regulations
  • Added Exhibit 622-2 Land Capability Classification Ag. Handbook 210

8. Part 627

  • Renamed this part as Legend Development and Data Collection
  • Replaced entire Part 627 with rewritten material
  • Reordered sections
  • Revised 627.04 (f). A component entry cannot be a surface texture or other phase.
  • Revised SOI-37A dated June 2000

9. Part 630

  • Removed soil series Tulert from the benchmark list under Nevada

10. Part 631

  • Addition to 631.01 (e)
  • Changed 631.07 to reflect general changes

11. Part 644

  • Moved contents of 644.08 to second paragraph of 644.04
  • Added contents of 644.08
  • Incorporated SOI-7 into Exhibit 644-1
  • Replaced all references to Electronic Imaging at NHQ
  • Replaced multiple text throughout the part
  • Updated taxonomic classes and features list

12. Part 647

  • Extensive revisions
  • Clarified state responsibility to certify meeting SSURGO standards
  • Clarified responsibilities for digital map finishing sites
  • Changed to reflect new 37A
  • Changed to include point and line soil delineation features
  • Clarified edit responsibilities
  • Deleted Checklist for SSURGO Data
  • Renumbered exhibits
  • Clarified edit responsibilities in Exhibit 647-3
  • Altered material in Exhibits 647-5 to 10, revised to correspond with NASIS 5.0