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Chapter 600-3 WATERSHED DEVELOPMENT

Rule 600-3-.01 Process Watershed Applications

In addition to the powers and duties granted to the Conservation Commission in other sections of the Act, the Commission has the following powers and duties with respect to watersheds.

(a) Holding public hearings in proposed watersheds to determine the extent of public interest, degree of anticipated cooperation, and any and all other date and information needed by the Commission in making decisions regarding feasibility of watershed applications.
(b) Receiving watershed applications. The Commission should receive two copies, each with a complete map of the proposed area.
(c) The Commission will request that the Natural Resources Conservation Service set up a field examination of the project area and submit a report on the feasibility of the project to the Conservation Commission.
(d) Reviewing the report of the field examination and approve or disapprove it.
(e) If approved, the Chairman will sign one copy of the watershed application for the Commission and transmit it to the NRCS for action.
(f) The Commission will notify watershed sponsors that the application has been approved.
(g) Selecting watersheds for preliminary investigations and surveys to determine if the projects are economy feasible.
(h) Notifying sponsors of this action.
(i) The Commission will review watershed work plans developed by the NRCS and approve and assign a priority or disapprove them. When approved, the NRCS authorizes watershed operations to get under way.