NB_300_19_27 - NB 300-19-27 LTP – Ephemeral Gully Control on Highly Erodible Land EQIP Pilot Project
NB 300-19-27 LTP – Ephemeral Gully Control on Highly Erodible Land EQIP Pilot Project
National Bulletin: 300-19-27 Date:  May 17, 2019
Subject: LTP – Ephemeral Gully Control on Highly Erodible Land EQIP Pilot Project  


  
 
Purpose. To inform State conservationists and directors of the Caribbean and Pacific Islands Areas of the “Ephemeral Gully Control on Highly Erodible Land” Pilot Project implemented through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP).   
 
Expiration Date. September 30, 2019 
 
Background. NRCS updated the highly erodible land (HEL) conservation policy in FY 2017 to reinforce the longstanding requirement that producers control ephemeral gully erosion on HEL.         
 
Explanation. NRCS updated the highly erodible land (HEL) conservation policy in FY 2017 to reinforce the longstanding requirement that producers control ephemeral gully erosion on HEL.  

 

Explanation. During FY 2019, NRCS will offer the Ephemeral Gully Control on HEL pilot project in Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska.   The purpose of the pilot project is to provide financial assistance to producers who agree to address ephemeral gully erosion on highly erodible cropland.  NRCS will prioritize funding for applicants with tracts selected for Food Security Act (FSA) compliance reviews in the past 2 years who have received a FSA variance to address ephemeral gully erosion as follows:

 

  • High priority:  applications that include acres where an FSA HEL compliance review within the past 2 years resulted in a determination of—
    1) Actively applying with minor technical failure;
    2) Actively applying with a variance for a special problem; or
    3) Conditionally actively applying with the need to implement practice maintenance.

  • Medium priority: applications that include acres where in the delivery of technical assistance, NRCS determined that practices are needed to address ephemeral gully erosion on highly erodible cropland. 

  • Low priority: applies to all non-highly erodible land (NHEL) cropland.

Eligible practices for the Ephemeral Gully Control on Highly Erodible Land EQIP Pilot Project are provided in the attachment.

 

For additional program guidance and information refer to NB 300-19-20, “LTP – Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Implementation of the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018,” and NI-440-306, “Guidance for Implementing Agricultural Management Assistance (AMA) and Environmental Quality Incentives Programs.”   

 
Contact. Use the FAPD SharePoint site under program questions to ask questions related to this bulletin. Direct any technical questions to Jason Outlaw, national leader for wetland and highly erodible land conservation, at (202) 720-7838, or jason.outlaw@usda.gov
 
 

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JIMMY BRAMBLETT
Deputy Chief for Programs 

 
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