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An example of a farm facility and how the farmer determines he is covered by the Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) rule and prepares an SPCC Plan.
This template is intended to help the owner or operator of a Tier I qualified facility develop a self-certified Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan.
Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
The Candidate Notice of Review is a yearly appraisal of the current status of plants and animals considered candidates for protection under the Endangered Species Act.
Gov. Brown directed the California Natural Resource Agency, California Environmental Protection Agency, and the California Department of Food and Agriculture to put together a multi-agency working group and identify key actions for the next one to five years that addresses urgent needs and provides the foundation for sustainable management of California's water resources.
This is an article from the EPA site about anaerobic/biomass recovery systems. Click here to read the information:
USDA - NRCS
U.S. EPA Office of Water
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is issuing revised guidelines to states, territories, and the District of Columbia (hereinafter referred to as “states”) for the award of § 319 grants under the Clean Water Act for the implementation of nonpoint source (NPS) management programs.
U.S. EPA State-EPA NPS Partnership Grants Management Work Group
This manual provides an overview of federal grant requirements that will guide state and territory nonpoint source agency staff when applying for and administering grants awarded under the Clean Water Act Section 319.
Denise Keehner, Director, Office of Wetlands, Oceans and Watersheds, U.S. EPA
This May 9, 2013 memorandum issues guidance on grants streamlining specific to the national Clean Water Act section 319 Nonpoint Source program and provides national program expectations regarding the rate of expenditure of funds by the states.
Robert T. Perschel, R. Alec Giffen, and Frank Lowenstein
New England’s forests are the ultimate green resource for sustainability. Right now they are an underappreciated, underutilized resource.
by Carol A. Heiser, illustrations by Spike Knuth
Wild in the Woods
USDA - NRCS
The Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentive Program (VPA-HIP) is a competitive grants program that helps states and Indian tribes increase public access to private lands for wildlife-dependent recreation, such as hunting, fishing or hiking.
Qualified reforestation expenditures (or afforestation in the case of planting or seeding nonforested land) paid or incurred in a tax year to a maximum of $10,000 per qualified timber property (QTP) can be immediately deducted by all taxpayers, except trusts.
U.S. Department of Energy
You can reduce air conditioning energy use by 20-50 percent by switching to high-efficiency air conditioners and taking other actions to lower your home cooling costs.
This summary, produced by the Environmental Protection Agency Agricultural Counselor Office of the Administrator, provides a succinct, general description of EPA’s requirements, and should be used as a guide or compliance assistance tool.
This notice provides transitional guidance relating to the new definitions of “qualified appraisal” and “qualified appraiser” in § 170(f)(11) of the Internal Revenue Code, and new § 6695A of the Code regarding substantial or gross valuation misstatements, as added by § 1219 of the Pension Protection Act of 2006, Pub.
Parady, K., J. Lovato, J. Wolf, D. Hulme, I. Burke.
Agricultural operations in Wyoming serve as spaces for the production of food and fiber, and are also wildlife habitats, landscapes and spaces that create and accommodate a variety of lifestyles (Taylor 2003).
A new study by researchers at Oklahoma State University’s Department of Plant and Soil Sciences may well improve the predictability of seasonal droughts and provide a better way for farmers to determine when drought conditions are likely to occur.
At a public meeting at the White House, the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) released a report entitled, “Report to the President on Agricultural Preparedness & the Agriculture Research Enterprise.