Hearing planned on allowable rates of soil loss

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

A public hearing will be held at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, August 19, 2021, via Zoom, on the question of the adoption of proposed amended soil loss limit regulations for the lands in the Benton County Soil and Water Conservation District. All persons who are likely to be affected by the amended regulations may attend and will be given an opportunity to present their views concerning the amendments.

The regulation changes will establish allowable rates of soil loss by wind or water erosion based on the newest published soil survey information for lands in the county. The rates of erosion expressed in tons per acre per year are proposed to be set for (1) agricultural lands, (2) nonagricultural lands, and (3) construction sites. For agricultural (farm) land, the proposed soil loss limit will be set for each soil type and will vary from one to five tons per acre per year.

The proposed amended soil loss limit regulations are on file and may be reviewed at the Benton County Soil and Water Conservation District office, 1705 W D St. Vinton, Iowa, prior to the date of the hearing.

If special accommodations are needed, please contact the Benton SWCD one week prior to the meeting by calling 319-472-2161 extension 3. Or email Jessica.rambo@ia.nacdnet.net

  1. Join Zoom Meeting by clicking the link below:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84210519948?pwd=VVYrcFZqUjlpUEpPSDZtTXdGTis3dz09

  1. Visit www.zoom.us/join and type in the following Meeting ID and Passcode:

Meeting ID: 842 1051 9948

Passcode: 346486

  1. Call the following teleconference number and type in the Meeting ID and Passcode:

Phone Number: 1-312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 84210519948# 

Passcode: 346486

Benton SWCD is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Provider

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