02 NCAC 59F .0105          PAYMENT

(a)  The NC-CREP combines federal and state funding to achieve the goals of the program.  For that reason, the eligible person may receive two separate payments (i.e. federal and state) to meet expectations set by the applicable contracts.

(b)  The State payment shall be dependent on the length of the contract signed.  The State payment shall consist of a one-time bonus payment for executed contracts for 30-year and permanent enrollments that require a conservation easement or lease.  The State shall also pay a portion of cost-sharable practices implemented within the guidelines of the ACSP subject to availability of funds to the District.  Any agricultural cost share payments shall be consistent with all Commission requirements, including those in 02 NCAC 59D .0101-.0108.

(c)  For enrollments involving the ACSP, all cost-share practices are subject to terms and policies as set forth in the ACSP rules and best management practices manual.  State cost-share percentages, listed below, shall be dependent on the length of enrollment.  All payments involving ACSP funds shall require approval of the local District Board of Supervisors, and are subject to the availability of funds to the District.

                                10 year                                  25 percent

                                15 year                                  30 percent

                                30 year                                  40 percent

                                permanent agreement         50 percent

(d)  The maximum one-time bonus payment under NC-CREP that an eligible person can receive shall be limited by the maximum payment allowed under the federal payment.  The payment for enrollment of land in 30-year or permanent conservation easements or leases shall be made once the conservation easement or lease is executed by the State and a technical representative has determined that the participant is actively engaged in the applicable practices.

(e)  The formula for payment of the one-time State bonus shall be as established in the 2-CRP Manual, subject to the availability of funds.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 106-840; 106-850(a); 139-4;

Temporary Adoption Eff. October 1, 2000;

Eff. August 1, 2002;

Amended Eff. December 1, 2006; July 1, 2004;

Transferred from 15A NCAC 06G .0105 Eff. May 1, 2012;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. September 19, 2015.