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The General Order requires any irrigated lands having the potential to discharge to surface water or groundwater to comply with the requirements.  The Water Board defines irrigated land as “land irrigated to produce crops or pasture used for commercial purposes including nurseries, and privately and publicly managed wetlands.”  Parcels that would be exempt from the General Order are those that operate under a different waste discharge requirement order, such as land associated with dairies, food processors, and potentially feedlots (a feedlot order is planned to be issued).  As a landowner or operator within the boundaries of the WWQC, you may join and enroll irrigated parcels for coverage with the WWQC if you have not done so already.

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Farm Evaluation Surveys, completed for the crop/harvest year 2016, for all farms located within the high vulnerability  areas are due no later than March 1, 2017.

Nitrogen Management Plan Worksheet (NMP) for all farms, completed for the crop/harvest year 2017, are due March 1, 2017. NMP’s for farms within designated high vulnerability areas must be Certified by a Certified Crop Advisor with a California Nitrogen Management Specialty certification.

All large farms with parcels designated in high vulnerability areas will need to submit a NMP Summary Report no later than March 1, 2017. The NMP Summary Report summarizes the information from the 2016 NMP Worksheet completed last year.


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