Support will take the form of cash to SDNR, and/or cost-sharing in the form of contributed labor, hardware, software, or other means agreed by all parties in a written contract. SDNR may, at its discretion, perform the work in accordance with the funding provided, or subcontract the work.

  1. That the SDNR will maintain a permanent archive of SSURGO data for the state and distribute them to state residents, business, and agencies, in accordance with state law.

  2. That the SCS will also maintain a permanent archive of SSURGO data and distribute them according to its standard pricing schedule.

  3. That SCS, SEPA, SDNR and Counties will each appoint a representative to serve on a coordinating committee. Each representative will coordinate activities and funding on behalf of his/her agency. The SDNR representative will be the Department GIS Coordinator, who will chair the committee. Each representative will have equal decision-making authority. In addition, representatives will assist in planning the work, preparing agendas, participating in public meetings if necessary, and other similar activities.

  4. That SCS, SEPA, SDNR and Counties intend to maintain the soils data in a long-term partnership arrangement. Updates to the soil maps will be digitized and funded according to the terms of this agreement.

It is mutually agreed that this agreement may be terminated if either SCS, SDNR, and SEPA fail to comply with any of the conditions of this agreement.



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