7 CFR 611.1 - Purpose and scope.
(a) This part sets forth policy on soil survey operations of the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).
(b) NRCS is responsible for soil survey activities of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). A soil survey provides:
(1) An orderly, on-the-ground, scientific inventory of soil resources according to their potentialities and problems of use; and
(2) Information about each kind of soil in sufficient detail to meet all reasonable needs of farmers, agricultural technicians, community planners, engineers, and scientists in planning and transferring the findings of research and experience to specific land areas.