NB_310_22_1 - NB 310-22-1 LNU - Farmland Protection Policy Act (FFPA) Annual Progress Report
NB 310-22-1 LNU - Farmland Protection Policy Act (FFPA) Annual Progress Report
National Bulletin: NB 310-22-1    Date: November 5, 2021  
Subject: LNU - Farmland Protection Policy Act (FPPA) Annual Progress Report  


Action Required By:   November 29, 2021   
 
Purpose.   To request information for the FPPA Annual Report.     
 
Expiration Date.  January 31, 2022   
 
Background. 

Title 440, Conservation Programs Manual, Part 523, Subpart A, Section 523.02D, advises State Conservationists to make a fiscal year report to the Chief of the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in November of each year on the following FPPA-related items, including negative reports:

 
• effects of Federal programs, authorities, and administration activities with respect to the protection of farmland

• results of reviews of existing policies and procedures by Federal agencies to determine if provision of the programs prevent the Federal Government from taking appropriate action to comply fully with the FPPA.

         

 

Explanation.   <Enter XComplete the report using NRCS-CPA-2 “Evaluating Implementation of the Farmland Protection Policy Act” (attached) or submit a report from one of the approved Access database formats to https://usdagcc.sharepoint.com/sites/nrcs_ssra/ssd/tss/fppa/Shared%20Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspx 

The columns in NRCS-CPA-2 are left blank to allow input of only the agencies that you interacted with following the abbreviations provided below the table.  Be sure the headings indicate the Federal agency providing funding and not the State or local agency sponsoring the project.  When completing NRCS-CPA-2, ensure that column D2 (Total Important Farmland) does not exceed column D1 (Total Land).

 

CPA-2 reports or the equivalent report from an Access database must be submitted with the file name “STATE_2021_FPPA_CPA2” by email to David Kingsbury, Acting National Soil Scientist, Soil and Plant Science Division, at david.kingsbury@usda.gov, by November 29, 2021, with a copy to Sharon Perrone at sharon.perrone@usda.gov.  If you choose to submit an Access database of your State’s FPPA request, please submit to this Sharepoint link or the link listed above by November 29, 2021.     

 
Contact.   If you have questions or concerns, contact David Kingsbury at (304) 290-2319, or email david.kingsbury@usda.gov.     
 
 

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  LUIS TAPAS   
  Deputy Chief for Soil Science and Resource Assessment   

 
 
 2021 FPPA CPA2     
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