M_390_500 - Parts 500-506 - National Watershed Program Manual
Parts 500-506 - National Watershed Program Manual

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Table of Contents


Part 500 – Watershed Program Management 

Subpart A – Program Criteria

500.0 Authority, Purpose, and Scope
500.1 Watershed Program Overview
500.2 Relationship to Other Programs
500.3 Eligible Purposes
500.4 Project Scope 

Subpart B – Responsible Parties

500.10 NRCS Responsibilities
500.11 Sponsor Responsibilities 

Subpart C – Application for Assistance

500.20 Request for NRCS Planning Assistance
500.21 Planning Authorization
500.22 Amendment to an Application 

Subpart D – Program Administrative Requirements

500.30 Civil Rights
500.31 Administrative Record Requirement
500.32 Federal Laws, Regulations, Executive Orders, Other Authorities 

Subpart E – Program Cost Sharing

500.40 Cost-Share Authority
500.41 Cost-Share Policy
500.42 Cost-Share Rates for Watershed Program Projects
500.43 Relocation Payments
Figure 500-E1 Federal Cost sharing Percentage Provisions for Conservation Easements and Mitigation of Fish and Wildlife Habitat Losses
Figure 500-E2 Federal Cost-Sharing Percentage Provisions by Purpose

Part 501 – Development of Watershed Project Plans 

Subpart A – Background

501.0 Preparation of the Watershed Project Plan
501.1 Compliance With the National Environmental Policy Act
501.2 Consultation
501.3 Cooperating Agencies 

Subpart B – Project Plan Requirements

501.10 Planning Standards and Criteria
501.11 Water Resource Projects
501.12 Plan Formulation 

Subpart C – Planning Procedures

501.20 Preliminary Investigation
501.21 Plan of Work
501.22 NEPA Documentation
501.23 Notice of Intent
501.24 Public Participation
501.25 Pre-NEPA Plans
501.26 Status 

Subpart D – Watershed Project Plan Content and Format

501.30 Project Plan Content
501.31 Plan Format Outline
Figure 501-D1 Format for Watershed Project Plan-EA/Plan-EIS
501.32 Abstract (Fly Sheet)
501.33 Summary (OMB Fact Sheet)
501.34 Purpose and Need for Action
501.35 Scope of the EA/EIS
501.36 Affected Environment
501.37 Alternatives
501.38 Environmental Consequences
501.39 Consultation, Coordination, and Public Participation
501.40 The Preferred Alternative
501.41 References
501.42 List of Preparers
501.43 Distribution List
501.44 Index
501.45 Appendices

Part 502 – Reviews and Approvals 

Subpart A – Approval for NED Exceptions
 

502.0 Exceptions to the NED Plan Requirement
502.1 Timing and Documentation
502.2 Watershed Rehabilitation Projects
502.3 NED and Projects Requiring Congressional Approval 

Subpart B – Technical and Policy Reviews

502.10 Plan Review
502.11 NRCS Reviews 

Subpart C – Public and Interagency Review

502.20 Inviting Comments
502.21 NEPA Requirements
502.22 Consideration of Review Comments
502.23 Making the Decision 

Subpart D – Fund Authorization

502.30 Approval Authorities for Watershed Project Plans
Figure 502-D1 Watershed Project Plan Approval Authorities
502.31 Plans That May Be Approved Administratively
502.32 Plans That Require Congressional Approval
502.33 Notification of Public Law 83-566 Funding Authorization
502.34 Approval of Public Law 78-534 Projects 

Subpart E – Special Designated Areas

502.40 Introduction
502.41 Appalachia
502.42 Delaware River Basin
502.43 Susquehanna River Basin
502.44 Tennessee Valley Authority

Part 503 – Watershed Project Plan Modifications 

Subpart A – Preparation of Revised and Supplemental Plans 


503.0 Introduction
503.1 Revised Watershed Project Plan
503.2 Supplemental Watershed Project Plan
503.3 Exchange of Correspondence
503.4 Project Agreement 

Subpart B – Review and Approval of Plan Modifications

503.10 Introduction
503.11 Review and Notification Procedures
503.12 Approval and Authorization
503.13 Approval and Authorization of Public Law 78-534 Projects

Part 504 – Project Installation 

Subpart A – General Provisions
 

504.0 Introduction
504.1 Project Implementation
504.2 Agreements Required
504.3 Real Property Rights
504.4 Easement Monitoring and Enforcement 

Subpart B – Financing Provisions

504.10 Introduction
504.11 In-Kind Contributions
504.12 Value of In-Kind Contributions
504.13 Loans
504.14 Advance of Funds by NRCS

Subpart C – Completion of Projects

504.20 Fully Installed Projects
504.21 Completion of Partially Installed Projects
504.22 Deauthorized Projects 

Subpart D – Reports

504.30 Introduction
504.31 Annual Operation Budget Estimates
504.32 Progress Summaries
Figure 504-D1 Watershed Project Life Stages

Part 505 – Postinstallation Assistance 

Subpart A – Overview 

505.0 Introduction
505.1 Determining Type of Postinstallation Assistance
505.2 Additional Work 

Subpart B – Operation and Maintenance


505.10 Operation and Maintenance Required Agreement
505.11 Operation and Maintenance Defined
505.12 Responsibilities
505.13 Operation and Maintenance Time Periods 

Subpart C – Remedial Assistance

505.20 Remedial Assistance Defined
505.21 Procedure 


Subpart D – Watershed Rehabilitation Program

505.30 Rehabilitation Introduction
505.31 Assessment Assistance
505.32 Application for Rehabilitation Assistance
505.33 Application Ranking
505.34 Request for Funding
505.35 Development of Rehabilitation Project Plans
Figure 505-D1 Comparison of Plan Installation Cost and Eligible Cost-Share
505.36 Project Implementation
505.37 Operation and Maintenance
505.38 Data Management 


Subpart E – Completion of Federal Interest

505.40 Introduction
505.41 Procedure
505.42 Technical Assistance
505.43 Closed Projects

Subpart F – Closed Projects

505.50 Closed Projects

Part 506 – Exhibits 

Subpart A – Public Laws and Rules 

506.0 Public Law 83-566, the Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act, as amended (16 U.S.C. Parts 1001-1008, 1010, and 1012)
506.1 Public Law 78-534, the Flood Control Act of 1944
506.2 Codified Rule – 7 CFR Part 622, Watershed Projects
506.3 Executive Order 10584, Rules and Regulations Relating to Administration

Subpart B – Economic and Structural Tables

506.10 Economic and Structural Tables Exhibits
506.11 Economic Table 1 – Estimated Installed Cost
506.12 Economic Table 2 – Estimated Cost Distribution
506.13 Economic Table 2a – Cost Allocation and Cost Sharing Summary
506.14 Economic Table 2b – Recreational Facilities—Estimated Construction Costs
506.15 Structural Table 3 – Dams With Planned Storage Capacity
506.16 Structural Table 3a – Dikes
506.17 Structural Table 3b – Channel Work
506.18 Economic Table 4 – Average Annual NED Costs
506.19 Economic Table 5 – Estimated Average Annual Flood Damage Reduction Benefits
506.20 Economic Table 5a – Estimated Average Annual Watershed Protection Damage Reduction Benefits
506.21 Economic Table 6 – Comparison of NED Benefits and Costs 

Subpart C – Watershed Agreements

506.30 Watershed Agreement
506.31 Rehabilitation Project – Memorandum of Understanding 

Subpart D – Rehabilitation Project Ranking

506.40 Evaluation of Potential Rehabilitation Projects 

Subpart E – Glossary and Acronyms 

506.50 Glossary
506.51 Acronyms 
   




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