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The California Water Boards' Annual Performance Report - Fiscal Year 2010-11

REGULATE: WASTE DISCHARGES TO LAND - ALL OTHER INSPECTIONS WDR

GROUP: AGRICULTURAL WASTE AND ALL OTHER WASTE WDR FACILITIES
MEASURE: NUMBER OF INSPECTIONS
NUMBER OF FACILITIES INSPECTED
MESSAGE:   Significant variation in inspection frequency across the regions.

MEASUREMENTS  - Data Last Updated on: 

 

 

WHAT THE MEASURE IS SHOWING

The percentage and number of facilities inspected varies among the Regional Board offices.  The data show a low percentage of facilities being inspected across all regions.  Region 5 conducted almost 80% of all the inspections in this category of dischargers. Although the percentage of facilities inspected varies among the different Regional Boards, approximately 10% of the facilities were inspected.  Some facilities are inspected more than once a year, that is why the total number of inspections is greater than the total number of facilities inspected .

WHY THIS MEASURE IS IMPORTANT

Inspections are a primary tool used in the WDR program to assess compliance with requirements. Inspection frequencies for WDR facilities are based on threats to water quality.  In addition, the Regional Boards assess compliance by reviewing self-monitoring reports submitted by the discharger and responding to complaints. Validation of conditions described by self-monitoring data must be done through periodic inspection, and inspection is the only means to evaluate system maintenance and to observe unreported activities. Inspections are performed by priority, with high-risk sites and registered complaints receiving more attention.

TECHNICAL CONSIDERATIONS

GLOSSARY

Agricultural Waste
Facilities that treat and/or dispose of the wastes associated with confined and concentrated animal feeding, confined animal feeding, confined animal holding, and confined and concentrated aquatic animal production facilities, and aquaculture. The treatment and/or disposal of agricultural return water is included in this category.

All other facilities
All facilities that treat and/or dispose of wastes that do not fall into one of the Municipal, Industrial and Agricultural Waste categories.

Waste Discharge Requirements Program
The Waste Discharge Requirements (WDR) Program regulates all point source discharges of waste to land that do not require full containment (which falls under the Land Discharge Program), or are not subject to the NPDES Program.

( Page last updated:  9/19/11 )