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Soil and Water Resources Conservation Act (SWRCA)

Legislation providing for the collection and analysis of soil and related resource data and the appraisal of the status, condition, and trends for these resources. The Act (16 USC 2001 et seq.) provides for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to possess information, technical expertise, and a system for providing assistance to land users with respect to conservation and use of soils, plants, woodlands, watershed protection, and related resource uses. The full suite of regulations promulgated by the USDA under this Act is available at 7 CFR 600-699.

Regulations Applicable to Energy Development

The entire suite of SWRCA regulations may be applicable to energy development activities.

Relevant Web Site(s)


This statute may apply to the following energy resources:
Biomass, Carbon Sequestration, Coal, Geothermal, Low-Head Hydropower, Oil & Gas, Solar, Transmission, Wind
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