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Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program - Press Releases

Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program - Press Releases

  • March 2017: Growers Assessed Penalties for Failure to Obtain Water Quality Permits, Submit Reports Required to Prevent Water Pollution.
  • August 2016: Central Valley Water Board Issues Notices of Violation to East San Joaquin Valley Growers for Failing to Submit Nitrogen Management Plan Summary Reports.
  • December 2015:The Central Valley Water Board approved settlements of $42,900 and $46,000, respectively, for ACL Complaints issued to two Southern San Joaquin Valley growers.
  • May 2015: The Central Valley Water Board has issued fines to two more growers in the amounts of $51,480 and $56,628, respectively, for discharging waste from irrigated lands without a permit.
  • January 2015: The Assistance Executive Officer issued two Administrative Civil Liability Complaints in the amounts of $31,460 and $51,480 for discharging waste from irrigated lands without a permit.
  • December 2014: The Central Valley Water Board has issued fines to two growers in the amounts of $32,032 and $9,152, respectively, for discharging waste from irrigated lands without a permit.
  • December 2012: The Central Valley Water Board adopted new waste discharge requirements to protect ground and surface water from irrigated agricultural discharges in the Eastern San Joaquin River Watershed.
  • May 2012: The Assistant Executive Officer issued an Administrative Civil Liability Complaint to Del Mar Farms in the amount of $123,191 for allegedly discharging sediment-laden irrigation return flows to waters of the state.
  • July 2010: The Central Valley Water Board released a proposed program and draft Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) that would expand regulated irrigated agricultural discharges to include both surface waters and groundwater.
  • January 2008: The Central Valley Water Board assessed monetary penalties to growers, thereby stepping up enforcement under the Board’s Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program.

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