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General Order Guidance

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.

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.

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.

Sampling and Analysis

Representative Monitoring

  • Public Workshop Notice: Semi-Annual Public Stakeholder Workshop for the Central Valley Dairy Representative Monitoring Program. On 28 May 2014, the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board will host a public workshop to discuss the progress of the Central Valley Dairy Representative Monitoring Program (CVDRMP) and describe future efforts that will be taken by the CVDRMP. The workshop will be held at our Rancho Cordova Office (11020 Sun Center Drive, Suite 200, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670-6114) from 1:00 pm through 4:00 pm. If you have any questions, please contact Doug Patteson at dpatteson@waterboards.ca.gov or at (559) 445-5577.

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--Web page updated 04/18/2014