CAP - Comprehensive Air Quality Management Plan (CAQMP) (126)
Group CriteriaCriteria
CAQMP (126) Option 1 - Certification, Knowledge & TrainingAir Quality Experience: At least one year experience and knowledge in the successful planning, design, and installation of air quality-related practices.
Air Quality References: Provide two locations or customer references where technical service has been provided that can verify your experience and proficiency in the planning, design, and installation of air quality-related practices.
CAQMP Development: Develop a CAQMP (126) that meets the criteria listed in Section III of the FOTG and submit the plan by email, or send a paper copy by mail to your resident State TSP Coordinator.
CAQMP Development Training: Successful completion of the NRCS approved training courses (available in Aglearn): 1. Conservation Planning-Part 1 (Modules 1-5), 2. Air Quality, Climate Change and Energy, 3. Why Should We Care About Air Quality? 4. Air Quality Resource Concerns, 5. Greenhouse Gases and Carbon Sequestration
Certification: At least one of the following certifications: 1) CCA- Certified Crop Advisor certification from the American Society of Agronomy (ASA), or state licensed Pest Control Advisors or equivalent, 2) CPAg- Certified Professional Agronomist certification from the American Society of Agronomy (ASA), 3) CPCSc- Certified Professional Crop Scientist certification from the American Society of Agronomy (ASA), 4) Certified Professional Crop Consultant Certification through the National Alliance of Independent Crop Consultants (NAICC) 5) Certified Range Management Consultant by Society for Range Management (SRM), 6) Certified Grassland Professional by the American Forage and Grassland Council (AFGC), 7) Be a full-member and certified with Consulting Foresters of America, Incorporated (ACF), or 8) Certified Forester by the Society of American Foresters (SAF). 9) Accreditation as a verifier of carbon credits by a carbon registry that: a. Registers offsets created under standards and methodologies developed through a public consultation or peer review process; b. Requires that offsets be measurable, additional, verifiable, enforceable and permanent; c. Requires that offsets be verified by an accredited third-party independent verification entity; d. Registers all offsets on a publicly accessible registry, with individual serial numbers assigned for each ton of carbon dioxide equivalent emission reductions.
FOTG Knowledge: Knowledge of the NRCS electronic Field Office Technical Guide as related to the specific criteria to be addressed in the development and implementation of the CAQMP (126).
National Planning Procedures Handbook: Knowledge and understanding of National Planning Procedures Handbook – Title 180 - Part 600
CAQMP (126) Option 2 – Education, Knowledge &TrainingAir Quality Experience: At least one year experience and knowledge in the successful planning, design, and installation of air quality-related practices.
Air Quality References: Provide two locations or customer references where technical service has been provided that can verify your experience and proficiency in the planning, design, and installation of air quality-related practices.
CAQMP Development: Develop a CAQMP (126) that meets the criteria listed in Section III of the FOTG and submit the plan by email, or send a paper copy by mail to your resident State TSP Coordinator.
CAQMP Development Training: Successful completion of the NRCS approved training courses (available in Aglearn): 1. Conservation Planning-Part 1 (Modules 1-5), 2. Air Quality, Climate Change and Energy, 3. Why Should We Care About Air Quality? 4. Air Quality Resource Concerns, 5. Greenhouse Gases and Carbon Sequestration
Education: Bachelor or higher level degree in engineering, agronomy, range/pasture management, agriculture, or other plant science and 1 year of experience and knowledge successfully planning and applying practices or activities to address air quality.
FOTG Knowledge: Knowledge of the NRCS electronic Field Office Technical Guide as related to the specific criteria to be addressed in the development and implementation of the CAQMP (126).
National Planning Procedures Handbook: Knowledge and understanding of National Planning Procedures Handbook – Title 180 - Part 600