ORDINARY FARMING REQUEST FOR EXEMPTION CONFIRMATION LETTER by vdy11062

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									                              ORDINARY FARMING REQUEST
                                   FOR EXEMPTION
                                CONFIRMATION LETTER
Subject:       File Number: ______________________________________ (Assigned by the District)
               Project Name: _________________________________________________________________
               County: _______________________ Section: ________ Township: ________ Range: ________
               Total Land Area Owned (acres): _______________ Project Area (acres): ___________________


                                    SECTION 1: GENERAL INFORMATION


A.     OWNER(S): (of the land upon which the proposed project will be constructed/operated)
       Name(s): ___________________________________________ Telephone: ________________________
       Address: _____________________________________________________________________________
       City, State, Zip: ________________________________________________________________________
B.     AGENT*: (person authorized by the owner to request an exemption letter) (if applicable)
       Name: _____________________________________________ Telephone: ________________________
       Address: _____________________________________________________________________________
       City, State, Zip: ________________________________________________________________________
       *See Attached Authorized Agent Form
C.     FARM OPERATOR: (person who will conduct, operate and maintain the project)
       Name: _____________________________________________ Telephone: ________________________
       Address: _____________________________________________________________________________
       City, State, Zip: ________________________________________________________________________
D.     PERSON PREPARING THE FARMING PLANS: (designed, conservation farming practices)
       Name: _____________________________________________ Telephone: ________________________
       Address: _____________________________________________________________________________
       City, State, Zip: ________________________________________________________________________
E.     Brief Description of Agricultural Activity: (land use, crop type, schedule, etc.)
       _____________________________________________________________________________________
       _____________________________________________________________________________________
       _____________________________________________________________________________________
F.     Site Meeting wth District's Agricultural Team?:           Yes _______    No _______
       Date: __________________        Names: ____________________________________________________




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                                    SECTION 2: DEFINITION AND SCOPE

"Ordinary Farming" involves altering the topography of land for agricultural purposes within a minimum project
development area, in a manner that causes limited expansion or changes to the surface water management system
by using passive operation and management practices that help minimize adverse impacts to water resources due
to construction, impoundment, obstruction, diversion, drainage or operation.

Ordinary farming operations typically involve crop cultivation on well to somewhat poorly drained soils outside of
wetlands, and can include other land management or development activities that involve minimal stormwater
management. Some agricultural operations, by virtue of their site specific characteristics and other constraints,
may not be able to comply with the Technical Standards for Ordinary Farming in Section 4: herein. Such projects
will be unable to qualify for a permitting Rule Exemption in this category and may require other regulation.

                               SECTION 3: PROCEDURE AND DIRECTIONS

A.       TO RECEIVE AN EXEMPTION CONFIRMATION LETTER, the owner or authorized agent must contact
the District staff to schedule an on-site meeting and pre-construction Project Review. District representatives will
also conduct inspections during construction, with follow-up review afterward.
         1.       In addition to the initial REQUEST information, the Project Review meeting requirements may
include providing other supplemental or site specific information needed to conduct the project review, such as
further explanation of the proposed construction and operations, etc.
         2.       During the project review the District will utilize the available information to help understand the
project's exemption status. The TECHNICAL STANDARDS FOR ORDINARY FARMING referred to in SECTION
4: are design and performance Requirements and shall not be negotiable. If needed, staff will suggest
measures which may be taken to help the project construction and operations meet the ORDINARY FARMING
exemption requirements.
         3.       Projects or activities that proceed without complying with ORDINARY FARMING requirements or
without following another rule exemption process, will need to apply for a surface water management (MSSW/ERP)
permit or be subject to the possibility of enforcement proceedings. Activities or projects with existing MSSW/ERP
rule violations that are subject to District enforcement action shall be disqualified for rule exemption until the
enforcement is resolved compliance is assured.

B.       PROCEDURE – After preliminary crop planning, the land owner shall contact the local District Service
office staff to schedule an on-site visit and review meeting to discuss whether the proposed project can qualify for
the ORDINARY FARMING exemption, or if other regulation is required. To expedite the project planning and
implementation, it is recommended that the agriculturist engage the USDA-NRCS or others qualified to provide
technical assistance. Project review will involve land owner/farmer representatives, District staff and may include
USDA-NRCS personnel or others qualified to provide technical assistance. The agriculturist must provide the
District with two complete sets of the following information:
         1.       This REQUEST form, completed, along with supporting information:
         2.       A USGS 1:24,000 scale quadrangle map that locates the project area nd shows adjacent
hydrologically related areas;
         3.       A recent aerial photo map(s), scale 1"=400' or larger, suitable for photo interpretation, showing
ownership and project area boundaries, with any on-site or near-by wetlands identified and including acreage;
         4.       A conservation farming plan showing the overall farming project plan and field layout, the proposed
water management facilities and operations, including site specific management practices which are to be
implemented consistent with USDA-NRCS and IFAS guidelines for a Conservation Management System;
         5.       The permit number(s) of existing, or application information for proposed Water Use Permits from
Southwest Florida Water Management District that serve the project area; and
         6.       If the property owner is not the farm operator, a letter or other certification is required from the
owner that identifies and authorizes the farm operator to sign for and represent the owner.

C.        UPON SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION of the review process to qualify for a rule exemption confirmation
letter, the agriculturist will have the following:




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        1.      An exemption confirmation letter from the District, with attachments including this REQUEST,
design and performance standards, specific conditions and other information;
        2.      An aerial map showing the project area and any wetlands, streams and lakes;
        3.      Representative wetlands delineation reference markers and aerial interpretation, including buffers,
for each wetlands area; and
        4.      A conservation farming plan and referenced practices to be implemented consistent with USDA-
NRCS and IFAS guidelines for a Conservation Management System.

                   SECTION 4: TECHNICAL STANDARDS FOR ORDINARY FARMING
                  [For compliance with Rules 40D-4.051(7), 40D-4.041 and 40D-4.021(7), F.A.C.]

A.       GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
         1.       The Technical Standards for Ordinary Farming design and performance found in this section shall
be complied with by all agricultural surface water management systems that qualify for this rule exemption. These
STANDARDS are requirements and shall not be negotiable.
         2.       Farming operations that are to be developed in progressive phases that are hydrologically
connected, usually require an ERP permit. Preliminary component activities that are conducted within a project
area to facilitate a larger or more intensive agricultural development that requires a different type of exemption
confirmation letter or permit shall be disqualified as ordinary farming. If violations of ordinary farming exemption
standards occur, enforcement action can be taken by the District. Project areas with existing MSSW/ERP rule
violations that are subject to District enforcement action shall be disqualified for rule exemption until compliance is
assured or the enforcement is resolved.
         3.       If permitting or restoration are required, the allowable discharge and other resource protection
references shall be based on the legally pre-existing land use configuration that represents stabilized hydrologic
conditions.
         4.       Activities undertaken shall be expected to not have adverse water resource impacts; but if adverse
impacts occur, enforcement action can be taken by the District, and other repairs, restoration, restitution, monetary
penalties or any combination of actions will be taken by the District as necessary to mitigate any adverse impacts.
         5.       Discharges from the site shall meet applicable state water quality standards, as set forth in
Chapters 62-302, and 62-4.242, F.A.C.
                  a.       To provide reasonable assurance of compliance, pesticide application shall be as limited
by the State of Florida Department of Agriculture, and fertilizers shall be applied consistent with Institute for Food
and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) recommendations and based on soil test reports. The following publications are
recommended:
                           i)      Circular 806, "Commercial Vegetable Crop Nutrient Requirements," June 1989, by
G.J. Hochmuth and E., A. Hanlon, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, The University of Florida, Institute of
Food and Agricultural Sciences, Gainesville, Florida.
                           ii)     Circular 854, "Fertilization Guide for Vegetables in Full-Bed Culture," April 1990, by
Kenneth D. Schuler and George J. Hochmuth, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, The University of Florida,
Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Gainesville, Florida.
                           iii)    Nursery Growers Handbook, "Best Management Practices – Guide for Producing
Container-Grown Plants," 1997, published by: Southern Nursery Association, 1000 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite E-
130, Marietta, GA 30068, voice: 770.973.9026, fax: 770.973.9097.
         6.       The surface water management system shall be effectively operated and maintained.
         7.       Ordinary farming shall be implemented according to a Conservation Management System (CMS)
Plan using planning and operational practices suitable to comply with District objectives, including site specific
measures to protect the resource base which are consistent with USDA-NRCS and IFAS guidelines. The project
shall be irrigated consistent with the water use permit for the land. The conservation farming plan must identify the
proposed site specific Improved Management Practices (IMP's) that are to be implemented. Typical practices
include erosion and sediment control, wetlands and environmental resource protection, irrigation and drainage
management, nutrient management and pesticide management. The following conservation IMP's are consistent
with those recognized by the USDA-NRCS to be used in a Conservation Management System Plan.




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               1)      GROVES (Citrus) – For cultivation in drained soils (including all soils designated as
"somewhat poorly drained," "moderately well drained", "well drained" or "excessively drained" according to the
NRCS drainage classification system).
                       A.        Environmental (Wetlands):
                                 a)     Rule Exemption
      Field border (386)                               Wildlife wetlands habitat management (644)
                       B.        Water quantity:
                                 a)     Rule Exemption
      Access road (560)                                Irrigation system, sprinkler (442)
      Irrigation system, trickle (441)                 Irrigation water management (449)
                       C.        Water quality:
                                 a)     Rule exemption
      Cover and green manure (340)                     Nutrient management (590)
      Critical area planting (342)                     Pest management (595)
      Field border (386)                               Row arrangement (557)
      Grassed waterway (412)                           Grade Stabilization Structure (410)

                 2)       VEGETABLES – For cultivation in well drained soils (including all soils designated as
"moderately well drained," "well drained," or "excessively drained" according to the NRCS drainage classification
system).
                          A.      Environmental (Wetlands):
                                  a)      Rule Exemption
       Field border (386)                                Wildlife wetlands habitat management (644)
                          B.      Water quantity:
                                  a)      Rule Exemption
       Access road (560)                                 Irrigation water management (449)
       Irrigation system, sprinkler (442)                Grade Stabilization Structure (410)
       Irrigation system, trickle (441)                  Pond (378)
                          C.      Water quality:
                                  a)      Rule Exemption
       Conservation cropping sequence (328)              Irrigation system, trickle (441)
       Cover and green manure (340)                      Irrigation water management (449)
       Critical area planting (342)                      Nutrient management (590)
       Field border (386)                                Pest management (595)
       Filter strip (393)                                Row management (557)
       Mulching (484-III)                                Stripcropping, field (586)
       Irrigation system, sprinkler (442)                Stripcropping, wind (589)

          8.        During fallow periods between crop cultivation, as possible during crop cultivation, and after
harvesting, site restoration measures shall be undertaken to control runoff from the farming area that affect soil
erosion and the flow rate and level of water upstream and downstream. Temporary and permanent cover
vegetation shall be established to help control erosion, protect wetlands, and recreate on site detention storage.
          9.        A "Conservation Management System Plan" means a set of conservation farming plans, drawings
and other supplemental or site specific information documents for a project area, which:
                    a.      are prepared by United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation
Service (USDA-NRCS) staff or designed in an equivalent manner by a private sector consultant, under supervision
of a qualified professional registered in Florida (i.e., a Professional Engineer when engineering is performed);
                    b.      identify site specific Improved Management Practices (IMP's) (a.k.a., Best Management
Practices or BMPs) which are consistent with USDA-NRCS and District objectives for a Conservation Management
System (CMS) that qualifies for permitting exemption;
                    c.      outline a combination of in-field and downstream conservation practices and management
facilities identified by the primary use of land or water, which are intended to protect the resource base by meeting
acceptable soil losses, maintaining acceptable water quality and maintaining acceptable ecological and
management levels for the selected resource use, and may include additional mission objectives;
                    d.      identify the project area, the farmer and owner, planned construction, crop production
methods, cropping schedule, water management system operation and maintenance procedures, and other
existing and proposed site characteristics;
                    e.      describe a system of facilities, improvements or natural features to store and convey
surface water;




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               f.        outline management practices to control soil erosion and reduce sediment loss, maintain
good water quality, protect the water quantity, and conserve environmental resources; and
               g.        will be used by a farm operator to implement an agricultural project.

B.       ORDINARY FARMING ON UPLANDS, ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS – Ordinary farming operations on
UPLANDS typically include crop cultivation on somewhat poorly to well drained soils and other land management
or development activities that involve minimal stormwater management and drainage.
         1.        Upland activities shall be conducted more than 50 feet upland of wetlands, existing lakes, streams,
or other watercourses; and upland activities shall not adversely impact wetlands by intrusion, diversion or other
hydrologic disturbance.
         2.        The activities shall not utilize subsurface drainage, drainage pumps or operable drainage
structures.
         3.        The activities shall not utilize gravity storm drainage or irrigation facilities larger than:
                   a.        one 18-inch diameter pipe, or its hydraulic equivalent; and
                   b.        field row arrangement and furrow construction, as follows:
                             1)       the average slope of rows and furrows shall not exceed 0.5% or 1.5 fps without
grade control or other erosion prevention and sediment control measures that are designed consistent with USDA-
NRCS conservation practices; and
                             2)       rows and furrows shall be constructed with an average cross-section depth not
greater than 6 inches below regraded land surface or row planting surface.
         4.        New or expanded main and lateral drainage ditches, pickup ditches and other project flow
concentrations are not allowed.
         5.        Field discharges to adjoining uplands, wetlands, existing main or lateral ditches or off site areas
shall mimic sheet flow and be buffered by undisturbed or pre-established vegetated filter strips at least 50 feet wide,
and the filter strips shall increase in flow width based on steeper slope (width=100' x % slope) and sensitivity of the
downstream area (i.e., buffer width may increase to protect adjacent residential land use or other sensitivity).
         6.        Discharge from or within the project shall occur in a manner similar to that which exists prior to the
project, without causing adverse impacts. The flow rate and level of water upstream and downstream of the project
shall not be affected in a manner that causes adverse impacts.
         7.        No filling or flow impeding activities shall occur within the limits of the 100-year floodplain.
         8.        Roller chopping upland pasture, selective land clearing for pasture enhancement or similar
purposes, site preparation for crop cultivation by tillage plowing or disking, harvesting activities and site restoration
after cultivation are allowable; provided operations occur on uplands that are more than 50 feet from wetlands, and
guidelines recommended by USDA-NRCS for brush management, soil tillage and erosion control shall be followed.
         9.        Digging of farm ponds that are individually not over one acre in size at design capacity is allowable
for purposes such as stock watering and tailwater recovery/irrigation supply, provided:
                   a.        ponds shall be designed, built and operated according to appropriate USDA-NRCS
guidelines (usually FOTG practice no. 378), and other standards herein;
                   b.        only "pit" ponds shall be used, which are dug below ground and receive water primarily
from direct rainfall and ground seepage inflow, are self contained and shall not use embankments or control
structures to impound or divert surface water;
                   c.        pond locations, construction and operation shall occur in a manner that does not
excessively or adversely impound, obstruct or divert the flow of water; avoids damage to off site property, public
resources and wetlands; does not degrade water quality; and sustains flood plain storage and natural drainage
conditions;
                   d.        excavation shall occur in uplands (except for certain less than 0.5 acre isolated wetlands
not requiring mitigation) and be not deeper than 12 feel below ground surface;
                   e.        the material excavated from these ponds shall not be used to fill flood plains or wetlands,
and Chapter 40D-4 or Chapter 40D-40, F.A.C., construction permitting will be required if excavated material is
intended to be transported off site, sold or used on site for development purposes;
                   f.        the cumulative size of farm ponds for each system shall not exceed the lesser of 10 acres
of pond surface or 5% of total watershed land or project area;
                   g.        all side slopes shall be stabilized, vegetated and generally not steeper than 4:H to 1:V; the
embankment/fill top width shall be at least twelve (12) feet, and provisions must be made to prevent excessive
seepage migration off site; and
                   h.        other site specific provisions shall be required if needed to protect water resources and
accommodate operation, maintenance, health and safety.




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C.       ORDINARY FARMING IN WETLANDS, ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS – The following ordinary farming
operations in wetlands are considered consistent with the occupation of agriculture and may occur in, nearby or
otherwise affected wetlands, provided threatened and endangered wildlife species and their habitats are not
adversely impacted. These operations shall not cause the wetlands to be assessed as "disturbed" for purposes of
future regulation.
         1.        Installation and maintenance of fences which bisect wetlands at property ownership boundaries,
provided the maintained area(s) either side of the fence shall each be no wider than 12 feet and shall not be filled
or excavated.
         2.        Construction of preventive firebreaks by disking maintained areas along existing property boundary
fences through wetlands; also, during emergency suppression of wildfire, construction of firebreaks into interior
wetlands and wetland buffer zones is allowable. Examples are: the wildfire is already burning into the wetlands, or
the fire front is too close or intense to be stopped by a firebreak in the adjacent uplands. Firebreaks shall not be
used to impede, divert or drain surface water.
         3.        Prescribed maintenance burning of rangelands and associated non-forested wetlands, provided
such practices shall follow recommendations of the State Division of Forestry.
         4.        Wax myrtle and exotic species may be selectively removed from non-forested wetlands by cutting
or hand grubbing to facilitate access by cattle operations.
         5.        Grazing in wetlands used as pasture is allowable, provided concentrated confinement of animals
within wetlands shall not occur. Animal stocking rates as recommended by USDA-NRCS guidelines shall be
followed to prevent overgrazing.


D.      SPECIFIC COMMENTS (ORDINARY FARMING)                                      File No.:_______________

Reference Standard No.:                   Narrative Comments:




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                     SECTION 5: ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS (ORDINARY FARMING)

A.      The Land Owner and Farm Operator shall understand and agree that:
          1.     Efforts shall be made during construction, operation and maintenance to prevent soil erosion and
transport and discharge of sediment to wetlands or any property off site.
          2.     A copy of the Ordinary Farming Exemption Letter and any related documents or attachments are
required to be kept at the work site of the agricultural project, or otherwise be readily available for inspection, during
the entire period of construction or operation. This includes, but is not limited to, the conservation farming and site
development CMS Plan that uses guidelines and Conservation Practices recommended by the USDA-NRCS and
IFAS.
          3.     Filing of this Ordinary Farming REQUEST for Exemption Confirmation Letter with the District, or
subsequent delivery of such a Letter, does not relieve the land owner and farm operator of the responsibility to
obtain all necessary Federal, State, Local or Special District permits or authorizations; including any present or
future District regulation requirements, such as: existing wells to be abandoned shall be properly plugged or
secured, fuel storage tanks and fuel pumps on this site shall be properly established and licensed, water use
permitting shall be in order, etc. THE LAND OWNER IS ADVISED THAT IMPACTS TO ANY WETLANDS OR
THREATENED/ENDANDERED WILDLIFE MAY JEOPARDIZE THEIR RIGHTS TO FEDERAL ASSISTANCE,
SUCH AS THE FOOD SECURITY ACT, UNLESS FEDERAL PERMITTING IS APPROVED PRIOR TO
CONSTRUCTION. THE LOCAL USDA-NRCS OFFICE CAN PROVIDE FURTHER ASSISTANCE AS TO
FEDERAL NATURAL RESOURCES REGULATIONS.
          4.     By conducting on site review and inspection of this ORDINARY FARMING project or activity the
District, its employees and representatives shall assume no responsibility and/or liability in regard to either the
design, construction or performance of the planned facilities and operations.
          5.     The Land Owner and Farm Operator are responsible for assuring compliance with the Statements,
TECHNICAL STANDARDS FOR ORDINARY FARMING, Specific Comments and Additional Conditions contained
in the various SECTIONS of the REQUEST for Exemption CONFIRMATION and any subsequent confirmation
Letter; and they further agree to be responsible for mitigating any off site complaints or adverse impacts that occur.
          6.     If alteration, expansion or renewal of the farming operations and procedures are needed that are
different than as contemplated by the initial exemption REQUEST, or there is a change in land ownership or farm
operator, the District shall be notified in advance, and exemption status of the project shall be subject to additional
on site review and re-qualification based on current exemption or permitting requirements.
          7.     The District reserves the right to conduct on site research to assess the pollution levels and
removal efficiency of the agricultural water management system. The land owner/farm operator shall agree to
cooperate in this regard.
          8.     The Land Owner and Farm Operator will utilize the services of District environmental scientists in
conjunction with qualified consultant environmental scientists for final delineation of wetland boundaries, using
these boundaries in the project design, construction and operation.
          9.     Other Conditions or Terms:

___________________________________________________________________________________________

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(use additional pages, if needed)




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             SECTION 6: - STATEMENTS AND SIGNATURES BY THE AGRICULTURISTS

A.       The Undersigned Persons understand and agree that the DESIGN AND PERFORMANCE
STANDARDS FOR ORDINARY FARMING, Specific Comments and Additional Conditions referred to in this
Request and subsequent confirmation letter shall be incorporated into the planning, construction and operations for
this agricultural project.

B.       It is further understood and agreed that alterations to any project having previously received an
ORDINARY FARMING EXEMPTION LETTER from the District, or failure to meet current Chapter 40D-4 regulation
requirements, including the STANDARDS and other requirements herein, shall void the EXEMPTION LETTER and
result in enforcement action or other proceedings, including penalties and remedial action, or a permit. If alteration
or expansion to the surface water management system beyond that contemplated by this REQUEST is later
planned to occur, another Exemption Confirmation Letter, or an individual or standard general ERP/MSSW
construction/operation permit shall be obtained prior to beginning any construction.

C.       The Owner and Farm Operator further agree that all requirements of this LETTER shall be in compliance
by this project and the farm operators. The property represented as being the permanent agriculture project area is
owned or legally controlled by the Owner and Farm Operator. District representatives are granted permission to
periodically inspect the site and review the project for compliance at any time after prior announcement.

D.      The Land Owner hereby Affirms that the project will not result in substantial expansion or change of a
surface water management system or cause substantial impacts to water resources due to construction,
impoundment, obstruction, diversion, drainage or operation; and the undersigned Owner requests an exemption
confirmation letter from the District in accordance with Rules 40D-4.051(7), 40D-4.041 and 40D-4.021(7), F.A.C.




Signature of the Owner or                                     Printed Name and Title
Authorized Agent*

Date:

*Attach a letter of authorization from the owner, except for corporate officers




Signature of the Authorized                                   Printed Name and Title
Farm Operator

Date:




Signature of the Person** Preparing                           Printed Name and Title
Plans and Practices for Farming

Date:                                                         Address



**A qualified Professional Engineer registered in Florida when engineering is performed




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            LETTER OF AUTHORIZATION/APPOINTMENT OF AGENT FROM THE LAND OWNER

                                                                           DATE:___________________________

TO:     Southwest Florida Water Management District

        _______________________ Service Office

        _____________________________________

        _____________________________________


TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:

The undersigned Owner of the following described land hereby appoints

(Name of Person) _________________________________________________________________
with full authority to act as its agent, sign for and bind the Owner relative to the application for a surface water
management permit or exemption letter for the below described project which is subject to regulation by the
Southwest Florida Water Management District.

LEGAL DESCRIPTION of land located in _____________________________ County, Florida:




FROM:
                                                             Typed Name



        Signature of Land Owner                              Title (Owner or Corporate Officer)



        Telephone Number                                     Address




STATE OF FLORIDA, COUNTY OF ____________________________

        Sworn and subscribed before me this _______ day of _____________________, 19 _______.



                                                 (SEAL)
        NOTARY PUBLIC, State of Florida                           My Commission Expires:




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                     USDA-NRCS CONSERVATION FIELD OFFICES IN THE SWFWMD AREA
           Agriculturalists are encouraged to contact the District Conservationists at the Local Offices first.


                                       BARTOW REGULATION SERVICE REGION

Hardee County                            Polk County                              Highlands County
USDA – NRCS                              USDA – NRCS                              USDA – NRCS
505 Civic Center Drive                   1700 US Hwy 17 S, Suite 2                4505 George Boulevard
Wauchula, FL 33873                       Bartow, FL 33830                         Sebring, FL 33872
(941) 773-9644                           (941) 533-7121                           (941) 386-6545


                                    BROOKSVILLE REGULATION SERVICE REGION

Levy County                              Marion County                            Lake/Sumter Counties
USDA – NRCS                              USDA – NRCS                              USDA – NRCS
U.S. 27 West                             2303 NE Jacksonville Road, Suite 200     32235 Merry Road, Suite C
PO Box 37                                Ocala, FL 34470                          Tavares, FL 32778
Bronson, FL 32621                        (352) 622-3971                           (352) 343-2481
(352) 486-2672
                                         Citrus/Hernando/Pasco Counties
                                         USDA – NRCS
                                         One Pasco Center
                                         30407 Commerce Drive
                                         San Antonio, FL 33576
                                         (352) 588-2166
                                         (352) 521-4260


                                        TAMPA REGULATION SERVICE REGION

                                         Hillsborough/Pinellas Counties
                                         USDA – NRCS
                                         Courtyard Square, Suite 403
                                         1001 E Baker Street
                                         Plant City, FL 33566
                                         (813) 759-6450


                                        VENICE REGULATION SERVICE REGION

Charlotte County                         Desoto County                            Sarasota/Manatee County
USDA – NRCS                              USDA – NRCS                              USDA – NRCS
3434 Hancock Bridge Parkway              10 S Desoto Avenue, Room 200             1303 17th Street W
Suite 209B                               Arcadia, FL 33821                        Palmetto, FL 34221
Fort Myers, FL 33903                     (941) 494-4040                           (941) 722-6636
(941) 995-5678


                                          USDA – NRCS/AGSWM TECHNICAL
                                                ASSISTANCE TEAM

                                               324 8TH Avenue W, Suite 104
                                                 Palmetto, FL 34221-5158
                                                     (941) 729-6804




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                   Southwest Florida Water Management District
                                  Service Offices




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