U.S. General Accounting Office

Survey Results on USDA's Implementation of Food Security Act Compliance Provisions

WETLANDS MITIGATION

77. From Janury 1, 1997 through December 31, 2001, did your county have any wetlands cases that were mitigated for agricultural purposes under the Food Security Act of 1985, as amended?
(CHECK ONLY ONE ANSWER)
1. Yes
2. No (Click here to go to question 85.)
78. When a person is granted a mitigation exemption, how often do you do the following?
(CHECK ONE FOR EACH PRACTICE)
    Always or almost always Most of the time About half of the time Some of the time Never or almost never No response
78a Develop a mitigation agreement
78b Include time limits for implementation in the mitigation agreement, including dates and sequence of activities
78c Conduct follow-up inspections until all practices are successfully established
   
79. About how many cases of agricultural wetland violations in your county were mitigated through restoration of the wetlands from January 1, 1997 through December 31, 2001?
(ENTER NUMBER; IF NONE, ENTER '0')
79a 1997  
79b 1998  
79c 1999  
79d 2000  
79e 2001  
   
80. About how many acres of wetlands in your county were mitigated through restoration of the wetlands from January 1, 1997 through December 31, 2001?
(ENTER NUMBER; IF NONE, ENTER '0')
80a 1997  
80b 1998  
80c 1999  
80d 2000  
80e 2001  
   
81. About how many cases of wetlands in your county were mitigated through enhancement, that is improvement of another wetland, from January 1, 1997 through December 31, 2001?
(ENTER NUMBER; IF NONE, ENTER '0')
81a 1997  
81b 1998  
81c 1999  
81d 2000  
81e 2001  
   
82. About how many acres of wetlands in your county were mitigated through enhancement, that is improvement of another wetland, from January 1, 1997 through December 31, 2001?
(ENTER NUMBER; IF NONE, ENTER '0')
82a 1997  
82b 1998  
82c 1999  
82d 2000  
82e 2001  
   
83. About how many cases of wetlands in your county were mitigated through creation of new wetlands from January 1, 1997 through December 31, 2001?
(ENTER NUMBER; IF NONE, ENTER '0')
83a 1997  
83b 1998  
83c 1999  
83d 2000  
83e 2001  
   
84. About how many acres of wetlands in your county were mitigated through creation of new wetlands from January 1, 1997 through December 31, 2001?
(ENTER NUMBER; IF NONE, ENTER '0')
84a 1997  
84b 1998  
84c 1999  
84d 2000  
84e 2001  
   
(Click here to go to question 88.)
85. From January 1,1996 through December 31, 2001, did your county have any wetlands cases that were granted a minimal effect exemption under the Food Security Act of 1985, as amended?
(CHECK ONLY ONE ANSWER)
1. Yes
2.
86. In your county, about how many cases were granted a minimal effect exemption for agricultural purposes from January 1, 1997 through December 31, 2001?
(ENTER NUMBER; IF NONE, ENTER '0')
86a 1997  
86b 1998  
86c 1999  
86d 2000  
86e 2001  
   
87. In your county, about how many total acres of wetlands were granted minimal effects exemptions for agricultural purposes from January 1, 1997 through December 31, 2001?
ENTER NUMBER; IF NONE, ENTER '0')
87a 1997  
87b 1998  
87c 1999  
87d 2000  
87e 2001  
   
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