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NSSH Amendment 28

February 2014

This is a summary of changes to the National Soil Survey Handbook (NSSH). The official copy of the NSSH is in HTML format and MSWord files at http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/soils/home/?cid=nrcs142p2_054242.
 

Contents

  1. Updated the Word version of the table of contents to reflect the deletion of Part 615 (Amendments to Soil Taxonomy) and the name change for Part 622 (Interpretative Groups).
     

Part 600 – Introduction

  1. Updated 3 occurrences of “Soil Survey Division” to “Soil Science Division.”
  2. Updated some technical references in exhibit 600-1 to current status.
     

Part 601 – National Cooperative Soil Survey Organization

  1. Updated office names in section 601.01 for the soil survey office (SSO), soil survey regional office (SSRO), and National Geospatial Center of Excellence (NGCE).
  2. Updated 4 occurrences of “Soil Survey Division” to “Soil Science Division.”
  3. Revised the list of NCSS responsibilities in section 601.01 for all offices and positions to align duties in the reorganized Soil Science Division.
  4. English edit changes were made throughout Part 601 and Appendix 601-1.
     

Part 608 – Soil Survey Investigations

  1. Updated office names, position titles, and responsibilities in section 608.01 Responsibilities and Organization, to align text with the reorganized Soil Science Division.
  2. Updated 9 occurrences of “Soil Survey Division” to “Soil Science Division.”
  3. Updated 1 occurrence of “SSL” to “KSSL.”
  4. Updated section 608.02 Soil Survey Area Designation, to reflect the new scheme for ID symbols of SSOs.
  5. Updated section 608.05 Priorities for Soil Survey Activities, to clarify the guidance on the purpose and use of priority lists.
  6. Updated section 608.07 Goals and Progress to add a reference to the Technical Soil Services Handbook.  Other text was revised to clarify the purpose of progress and progress reporting for soil survey and ecological site inventory.
  7. Exhibits 608-3 and 608-4 we revised to align the content for the reorganized Soil Science Division.
  8. Deleted “MLRA” from two occurrences of “MLRA Soil Survey Regional Office.”
  9. Deleted 10 of 11 occurrences of “Soil Data Mart” and replaced with “Web Soil Survey” if the context involved product delivery.
     

Part 610 – Updating Soil Surveys

  1. Updated office names, position titles, and responsibilities to align text with the reorganized Soil Science Division.
  2. Updated 2 occurrences of “Soil Survey Division” to “Soil Science Division.”
  3. Updated 1 occurrence of “National Soil Survey Laboratory” to “Kellogg Soil Survey Laboratory” in Exhibit 610-7c—Project Plan Examples.
  4. Updated 2 occurrences of “NSSL” to “KSSL” in Exhibit 610-7c—Project Plan Examples.
  5. Replaced two occurrences of the “Soil Data Mart” with “Web Soil Survey” in the context of product delivery.