7 CFR 718.105 - Tolerances, variances, and adjustments.
(a) Tolerance is the amount by which the determined acreage for a crop may differ from the reported acreage or allotment for the crop and still be considered in compliance with program requirements under §§ 718.102(b)(1), (b)(3) and (b)(5).
(b) Tolerance rules apply to those fields for which a staking and referencing was performed but such acreage was not planted according to those measurements or when a measurement service is not requested for acreage destroyed to meet program requirements.
(c) Tolerance rules do not apply to:
(1) Program requirements of §§ 718.102(b)(2), (b)(4) and (b)(6);
(d) An administrative variance is applicable to all allotment crop acreages. Allotment crop acreages as determined in accordance with this part shall be deemed in compliance with the effective farm allotment or program requirement when the determined acreage does not exceed the effective farm allotment by more than an administrative variance determined as follows:
|Effective acreage allotment is within this range||Administrative variance|
|0.01 to 0.99||0.01|
|1.00 to 1.49||0.02|
|1.50 to 1.99||0.03|
|2.00 to 2.49||0.04|
|2.50 to 2.99||0.05|
|3.00 to 3.49||0.06|
|3.50 to 3.99||0.07|
|4.00 to 4.49||0.08|
|4.50 and up||0.09|
(e) A tolerance applies to tobacco, other than flue-cured or burley, if the measured acreage exceeds the allotment by more than the administrative variance but by not more than the tolerance. Such excess acreage of tobacco may be adjusted to the effective farm acreage allotment to avoid marketing quota penalties or receive price support.
(f) If the acreage report for a crop is outside the tolerance for that crop: