Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 104 Part 5.djvu/272

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104 STAT. 3594 PUBLIC LAW 101-624—NOV. 28, 1990 that ensure continued farm productivity and profitability by promoting the efficient use of fertilizers, other crop nutrients, and pesticides, as well as management practices that are to be avoided, in order to carry out and achieve the water quality goals and objectives of the producer; "(6) to the extent practicable, water quality protection practices for safe storage, mixing and loading of pesticides and fertilizers, and storage and handling of animal waste; "(7) the timing and sequence for implementing such practices that will assist the producer in complying with State and Federal environmental laws, taking into consideration schedules that may be established in such laws; "(8) information that will enable evaluation of the effectiveness of the plan in protecting water quality; and "(9) recommendations of application rates and disposal methods of nutrients, pesticides, and animal waste materials as recommended by the Secretary. "(c) PLAN DEVELOPMENT.—The Secretary, acting through the Assistant Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment, shall establish a procedure to enable agricultural producers to develop agricultural water quality protection plans pursuant to this section. "(d) PROTECTION OF CONFIDENTIAUTY.—The Secretary shall protect the confidentiality of the information contained in these plsms to the extent confidentiality is provided under current law to information Public contained in conservation plans under section 1212. The Secretary information. shall provide notice to producers that information contained in the plans developed under this subsection will be available to the public upon request. "(e) ACCEPTANCE OF CONTRACTS. —The Secretary shall begin accepting contracts within one year after the date of enactment of this chapter. "(f) FEDERAL OR STATE PROVISIONS.—Acceptance of an ^reement under this section or receipt of assistance pursuant to section 1238D shall not be deemed to satisfy the requirements of any State or Federal law. 16 USC 3838c. "SEC. 1238C. ELIGIBLE LANDS. "(a) EuGiBLE LANDS.—Lands eligible for enrollment in the pro- ^ gram pursuant to section 1238B or for technical assistance pursuant to section 1238D shall include— "(1) areas that are not more than 1,000 feet from a public well unless a larger wellhead area is deemed desirable for inclusion by the Secretary in consultation with the Environmental Protection Agency and the State agency responsible for the State's operations under the Safe Drinking Water Act (42 U.S.C. 300h-7); "(2) areas that are in shallow Karst topography areas where sinkholes convey runoff water directly into ground water; "(3) areas that are considered to be critical cropland areas within hydrologic units identified in a plan submitted by the State under section 319 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1329) as having priority problems that result from agricultural nonpoint sources of pollution; "(4) areas where agricultural nonpoint sources have been determined to pose a significant threat to habitat utilized by threatened and endangered species;