NB_430_23_7 - NB 430-23-7 SOI – Comment period for 430 NSSH Part 614, “Applying Soil Taxonomy”
NB 430-23-7 SOI – Comment period for 430 NSSH Part 614, “Applying Soil Taxonomy”
National Bulletin: 420-23-7 Date: January 17, 2023
Subject: SOI – Comment period for 430 NSSH Part 614, “Applying Soil Taxonomy”


Action Required By:  February 24, 2023
 
Purpose.  This national bulletin solicits reviews and comments on proposed changes to 430 NSSH Part 614, “Applying Soil Taxonomy.”
 
Expiration Date.  March 31, 2023
 
Background.  Revisions to 430 NSSH include:

  • Updating Part 614.6B through 614.6L to clarify the information provided.
  • Updating Part 614.11, “Example of an Official Soil Series Description in HTML,” to include examples of semi-tabular and sentence formats for soil series descriptions.
  • Updating Part 614.12, “Explanation and Content of a Soil Series Description,” to be 508 compliant, clarify the information provided, include examples of the semi-tabular format, and expand the “type location” format examples.
 
Explanation.  Please review the proposed changes to 430 NSSH Part 614 on the Box site at: Proposed Changes (National Soil Survey Handbook). Email comments and edits to Debbie Surabian, National Leader for Standards, at Debbie.Surabian@usda.gov by February 24, 2023.

You may compare the proposed changes with the current wording of 430 NSSH Part 614, which is on eDirectives at: https://directives.sc.egov.usda.gov/.
 
Contact.  Direct questions to Debbie Surabian, National Leader for Standards, at Debbie.Surabian@usda.gov.
 
 

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LUIS TUPAS
Deputy Chief for Soil Science and Resource Assessment


 
 
 
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