This is a courtesy copy of the AMP text. Should there be any discrepancies between this text and the official version, the official version will govern.


(a) The purpose of this section is to establish a generally accepted agricultural management practice for the implementation of a farm conservation plan for the conservation and development of soil, water and related natural resources on farmland.

(b) The following terms, as used in this section, shall have the following meanings:

"District" or "Soil Conservation District" (SCD) means a governmental subdivision of this State, organized in accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 4:24-1 et seq.

"Farm conservation plan" means a site specific plan developed by the landowner and approved by the local soil conservation district which prescribes needed land treatment and related conservation and natural resource management measures including forest management practices that are determined practical and reasonable to conserve, protect and develop natural resources, to maintain and enhance agricultural productivity and to control and prevent nonpoint source pollution. "United States Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service, (NRCS) Field Office Technical Guide" means a composite of national, regional, State and local data and standards derived primarily from local universities, NRCS and conservation district offices and cooperating conservation agencies which administer natural resource conservation programs.

(c) The implementation of a farm conservation plan on farmland shall be a generally accepted agricultural management practice recommended by the Committee.

1. A farm conservation plan on farmland shall be prepared in conformance with the following:

i. United States of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Field Office Technical Guide (FOTG), revised April 20, 1998, incorporated herein by reference, as amended and supplemented; and

ii. Forest management practices shall be in accordance with standards and specifications adopted by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Forest Management where such standards and specifications are not included in the NRCS FOTG.

2. For purposes of this recommended agricultural management practice, a farm conservation plan which includes recommendations concerning land application of sewage sludge-derived products is not recommended as a generally accepted agricultural management practice by the Committee.

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