NB_390_21_1 - NB 390-21-1 PDM – Availability of Form AD-1155
NB 390-21-1 PDM – Availability of Form AD-1155
National Bulletin: 390-21-1 Date: January 28, 2021
Subject: PDM – Availability of Form AD-1155, “Conservation Plan Schedule of Operations”, for Emergency Watershed Protection Programs – Floodplain Easements (EWPP-FPE) in Conservation Desktop

Action Required By:  January 27, 2021
Purpose.  To provide guidance on the process for generating form AD-1155, “Conservation Plan Schedule of Operations” (form AD-1155) for Emergency Watershed Protection Program – Floodplain Easements (EWPP-FPE) in Conservation Desktop. 
Expiration Date.  September 30, 2021
Background.  In order for the EWPP-FPE program to comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act, all information collected as part of its program administration must be approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in advance. OMB has approved NRCS to use form AD-1155 when administering the EWPP-FPE program.        

Explanation.  Form AD-1155 must be used for the obligation of EWPP-FPE funds to landowners for surveys and restoration contracts and to support the development of the Agreement for the Purchase of Conservation Easement (APCE) Supplement for the Obligation of Restoration Funds. The NRCS-CPA-1155 is not approved for obligating funds in EWPP-FPE.

Form AD-1155 has been available as a PDF document through the USDA Service Center Agencies eForms website for manual form generation prior to and since the decommissioning of Customer Service Toolkit in fiscal year 2020. To restore the ability to system generate the AD-1155 to aid streamlined processes, NRCS released the electronic creation of form AD-1155 with the Hops release in December 2020 for States to generate the form from system generated data. With the release of the form AD-1155 functionality in Conservation Desktop, all EWPP-FPE due diligence, application package reviews, and payment reviews will require form AD-1155 for approval of funding and payment as of January 27, 2021.

Contact.  Questions regarding this guidance may be directed to Jeff Williams, National EWPP-FPE Program Manager, Easement Programs Division, by email at jeff.williams3@usda.gov


Deputy Chief for Programs  


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