U. S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Commodity Credit Corporation
APPENDIX TO FORM CCC-1200 ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY INCENTIVES
PROGRAM (EQIP) CONTRACT
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR EQIP
The Participant must complete and file form AD-1026 (Highly Erodible Land
Conservation and Wetland Conservation Certification) and meet the
requirements set forth therein, in accordance with the Food Security Act of 1985,
as amended. By signing this EQIP Contract (Contract), the Participant certifies
that the Participant has completed and filed the AD-1026 and meets the
requirements set forth in the highly erodible land conservation-wetland
conservation (HELC-WC) provisions.
The Participant must complete and file form CCC-526 (Payment Eligibility
Average Adjusted Gross Income Certification) and meet the requirements
therein. By signing this Contract, the Participant certifies that the Participant has
completed and submitted form CCC-526 and meets the requirements therein.
The Participant must complete and file form CCC-501A (Member’s Information) if
he or she represents a business classified as an entity or joint operation by the
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) under 7 CFR part 1400.
The Participant must have control of the land for this Contract period. By signing
this Contract, the Participant certifies that the Participant will control the land
subject to this Contract for the terms of this Contract period and shall, upon
request, provide evidence to CCC demonstrating that such Participant will control
the land for that period. The Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Natural Resources
Conservation Service (NRCS) will determine Tribal land eligibility.
The Participant shall not be eligible for Contract payments for: (1) practices that
are required to meet HELC and WC compliance requirements found in 7 CFR
part 12, (2) practices that are included in maintenance agreements (with financial
reimbursements for maintenance) that existed prior to participation, (3) a
non-land based structure that is not integral to a land based