16 U.S. Code § 3839aa–5 - Environmental quality incentives program plan
(a) Plan of operations
To be eligible to receive payments under the program, a producer shall submit to the Secretary for approval a plan of operations that—
(2) includes such terms and conditions as the Secretary considers necessary to carry out the program, including a description of the purposes to be met by the implementation of the plan;
(3) in the case of a confined livestock feeding operation, provides for development and implementation of a comprehensive nutrient management plan, if applicable; and
(4) in the case of forest land, is consistent with the provisions of a forest management plan that is approved by the Secretary, which may include—
(A) a forest stewardship plan described in section 2103a of this title;
(b) Avoidance of duplication
The Secretary shall—
(1) consider a plan developed in order to acquire a permit under a water or air quality regulatory program as the equivalent of a plan of operations under subsection (a), if the plan contains elements equivalent to those elements required by a plan of operations; and
Source(Pub. L. 99–198, title XII, § 1240E, as added Pub. L. 107–171, title II, § 2301,May 13, 2002, 116 Stat. 256; amended Pub. L. 110–234, title II, § 2506,May 22, 2008, 122 Stat. 1063; Pub. L. 110–246, § 4(a), title II, § 2506,June 18, 2008, 122 Stat. 1664, 1791.)
Pub. L. 110–234and Pub. L. 110–246made identical amendments to this section. The amendments by Pub. L. 110–234were repealed by section 4(a) ofPub. L. 110–246.
A prior section 3839aa–5,Pub. L. 99–198, title XII, § 1240E, as added Pub. L. 104–127, title III, § 334,Apr. 4, 1996, 110 Stat. 1001, related to environmental quality incentives program plan, prior to the general amendment of this part by Pub. L. 107–171.
2008—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 110–246, § 2506(a)(1), (2), substituted “Plan of operations” for “In general” in heading and struck out “cost-share payments or incentive” before “payments” in introductory provisions.
Subsec. (a)(4). Pub. L. 110–246, § 2506(a)(3)–(5), added par. (4).
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 110–246, § 2506(b), amended subsec. (b) generally. Prior to amendment, text read as follows: “The Secretary shall, to the maximum extent practicable, eliminate duplication of planning activities under the program under this part and comparable conservation programs.”
Effective Date of 2008 Amendment