To be eligible to participate in GRP, an applicant, except as otherwise described in § 1415.17:
(a) Must be a landowner for easement participation or be a landowner or have control of the eligible acreage being offered for rental contract participation;
(b) Agree to provide such information to USDA that is necessary or desirable to assist in its determination of eligibility for program benefits and for other program implementation purposes;
(c) Meet the Adjusted Gross Income requirements in part 1400 of this chapter, unless exempted under part 1400 of this chapter; and
(d) Meet the conservation compliance requirements found in part 12 of this title.