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Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program - Forms

Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program - Forms and Templates

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General Forms

  • Apply to join a Coalition Group, The coalition groups work directly with their member growers to assist in complying with requirements by conducting monitoring and preparing regional plans to address water quality problems.
  • Obtain Coverage under Individual Waste Discharge Requirements This option is for dischargers who wish to obtain regulatory coverage under the Waste Discharge Requirements General Order for Discharges from Irrigated Lands within the Central Valley Region for Dischargers not Participating in a Third-party Group.


Under the Waste Discharge Requirements, growers are required to prepare farm plans. Templates approved for Farm Evaluation, Nitrogen Management Plan, Nitrogen Management Plan Summary Report, and Sediment and Erosion Control Plan will be posted here once available.

  • Approved Farm Evaluation Plans for Growers
    The location determines which template should be used. Please see the map below to help you determine which template applies to your parcels.
The location determines which application process applies to your parcels. The map shows the Central Valley in blue, and the Eastern San Joaquin River Watershed in yellow. The Eastern San Joaquin Watershed area includes portions of Stanislaus, Merced, Calaveras, Fresno, and Alpine Counties, as well as the entire counties of Madera, Tuolumne, and Mariposa.

Please click on the map to enlarge.

  • Approved Nitrogen Management Plan (NMP) Template
    The template is approved for all Central Valley Water Quality Coalitions (does not apply to the California Rice Commission)
    • Nitrogen Management Plan Template (23 December 2014), 232 KB, PDF (PDF Info)

    • The Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board is providing an opportunity for the public and other interested stakeholders to provide input on the submitted description of the Nitrogen Management Plan (NMP) Technical Advisory Work Group. The Work Group is being convened by the Central Valley Water Quality Coalitions (CV Coalitions) to address knowledge gaps that need to be filled to allow calculation of a nitrogen ratio in the Nitrogen Management Plans. The CV Coalitions have submitted a detailed description of the Work Group, including the purpose of the Work Group, the questions and issues to be addressed by the Work Group, and the list of Work Group members. Please submit written comments on the Work Group description no later than 24 April 2015 to Keri Yee at Keri.Yee@Waterboards.ca.gov or hard copy to: Keri Yee, Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board, 11020 Sun Center Drive, #200, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670-6114.

  • Draft Sediment Erosion and Control Plan Template
    • Coming Soon

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--Web page updated 03/23/2015