To be eligible to receive payments under the program, a producer shall submit to the Secretary for approval a plan of operations that—
(1)specifies practices covered under the program;
(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)another practice plan approved by the State forester; or
(C)another plan determined appropriate by the Secretary.
(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
(2)to the maximum extent practicable, eliminate duplication of planning activities under the program under this part and comparable conservation programs.
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. (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.”
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