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NSSH Amendment 14

June 2007

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

649 – Land Resource Regions and Major Land Resource Areas

649.01 – Assigns and defines responsibilities for all contributors to update portions of Agriculture Handbook 296.

649.02 – Updates instructions for developing all portions of written narratives describing LRRs and MLRAs.

649.04(b) – Establishes a 5-year repeating timeline for updating and publishing LRR and MLRA maps.

Exhibit 649-1 – Updates and corrects MLRA assignments to MLRA Regional Offices.