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.
Farm Evaluation Surveys – All farm evaluation forms were submitted before the March 1, 2019 deadline.
Certified Crop Advisers (CCA) – CCA’s must have a California Nitrogen Management Specialty certification