Notice of Availability of Proposed Revisions to Section I of the Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota State Technical Guides for Public Review and Comment

“The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is proposing minor technical revisions to the IA, MN, ND and SD State Offsite Methods (SOSM), which can be used in completing preliminary wetland determinations for Food Security Act purposes. These minor technical revisions are a refinement to the methods which were implemented in July of 2015, and are proposed to provide clarity and consistency following two years of evaluation by the NRCS Oversight and Evaluation Team. NRCS in Minnesota plans to implement these revisions following consideration of comments received via the Federal Register. These revisions have been posted to the federal register for notice and comment, and comments will be accepted for 30 days after posting date. NRCS welcomes all comments on these proposed revisions.”