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Software

  • Software
    The software provided for the Annual Report, the Waste Management Plan and Nutrient Management Plan, and Existing Conditions Report and Preliminary Dairy Facility Assessment are available by clicking on the above link.

Dairy Forms

  • Dairy Forms
    These forms are provided to meet the requirements of the General Order. The forms may also be useful for dairies operating under individual waste discharge requirements. Questions and comments may be directed to Charlene Herbst in the Rancho Cordova office at (916) 464-4724 or cherbst@waterboards.ca.gov, or David Sholes in the Fresno office at (559) 445-6279 or dsholes@waterboards.ca.gov, or Kevin Kratzke in the Redding office at (530) 224-4850 or kkratzke@waterboards.ca.gov.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Waste Discharge Requirements General Order No. R5-2007-0035 for Existing Milk Cow Dairies Responses to questions regarding this General Order, which was adopted on 3 May 2007. New editions will be periodically added. For more information, contact Charlene Herbst at (916) 464-4724 or by email at cherbst@waterboards.ca.gov.

Sampling and Analysis

Finding a Specialist

  • How to Find a Specialist Certified in Developing Nutrient Management Plans
    To help people that own/operate dairies find a specialist certified in developing nutrient management plans. The California Regional Water Quality Board requires owners and operators to utilize a specialist that is certified in developing nutrient management plans. Click on "Find a CCA" from the Certified Crop Adviser website to locate a specialist.

Crop Safety

The General Order requires that wastes and land application areas shall be managed to prevent contamination of crops grown for human consumption. On 21 May 2008, the Central Valley Water Board sent the above letter to dairy owners/operators whose Existing Condition Reports indicated that their dairy is applying manure and/or process wastewater to crops grown for human consumption. For more information, contact Charlene Herbst in the Rancho Cordova office at (916) 464-4724 or by email at cherbst@waterboards.ca.gov or David Sholes in the Fresno office at (559) 445-6279 or by email at dsholes@waterboards.ca.gov.

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--Web page updated 12/19/2014