Public Commentary Invited
Water Quality Meeting
will be a set of new water quality regulations imposed on Sacramento Valley
irrigated agriculture and managed wetland owners as soon as April 2014! This is
due to adoption of a waste discharge requirements General Order for the
Long-Term Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program (ILRP).
upcoming public workshop, held by the Central Valley Regional Water Quality
Control Board (CVRWQCB), will summarize the proposed new regulations based on
those in the Sacramento Valley and provide an opportunity for interested
persons who already signed up by October 11 to provide commentary.
primary duty of the CVRWQCB is to protect the quality of the waters within the
Region for all beneficial uses. This duty is implemented by formulating and
adopting water quality plans for specific ground or surface water basins and by
prescribing and enforcing requirements on all agricultural, domestic and
industrial waste discharges.
new regulations could increase each farmer’s costs; require them to prepare,
maintain and submit an on-site farm evaluation report and nutrient management
plan and summary; implement a sediment and erosion control plan; participate in
grower outreach events; cooperate in requested assistance for groundwater
quality monitoring; and implement management practices protective of surface or
Revised meeting location:
OCTOBER 30, 2013, 10:00 A.M.
Indian Community Council
Glenn County Resource Conservation District, Calif. EPA CV Regional Water
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