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CENTRAL COAST AGRICULTURAL ORDER

Central Coast Agricultural Order
SWRCB/OCC Files A-2209(a)-(e)

Adopted Order (SWRCB/OCC Files A-2209(a)-(e))

On September 24, 2013, the State Water Resources Control Board heard comment on the revised proposed order, including revisions released September 20, 2013, addressing the five petitions received on the Central Coast Agricultural Order.  The State Water Board adopted the order with several additional revisions. 

Ex Parte Disclosure Requirements

This item is subject to the ex parte communication disclosure requirements of Water Code section 13287, as explained in http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/laws_regulations/docs/exparte.pdf. Any communications between interested persons and board members (other than at a noticed board meeting or submitted as a comment letter in compliance with the public notice) must be disclosed by the interested person within seven days of the communication. Sample disclosure forms are available at: http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/laws_regulations/docs/swrcb_godf_fillin.pdf.

This item will be considered at the September 24, 2013, Board meeting.  Beginning Tuesday, September 17, 2013, at 12:00 noon, ex parte communications between interested persons and board members concerning this item are prohibited.

Second Revised Proposed Draft Order and Proposed Adoption (SWRCB/OCC Files A-2209(a)-(e))

On September 10, 2013, the State Water Resources Control Board heard comment on the revised proposed order addressing the five petitions received on the Central Coast Agricultural Order, but continued the adoption meeting to September 24, 2013. State Water Board staff released proposed revisions on September 9, 2013. Written comments on the revisions in the September 9, 2013, version, were due at 12:00 noon, September 17, 2013, as specified in the transmittal letter posted below. The State Water Board will consider adoption of the revised proposed order on September 24, 2013 (will not commence prior to 10:30 a.m.) in the Coastal Hearing Room, second floor of the Cal/EPA Building, 1001 I Street, Sacramento, California.

Revised Proposed Draft Order and Proposed Adoption (SWRCB/OCC Files A-2209(a)-(e))

The State Water Resources Control Board has released a revised proposed order addressing the five petitions received on the Central Coast Agricultural Order. Written comments were due at 12:00 noon, September 3, 2013, as specified in the transmittal letter posted below. The State Water Board will consider adoption of the revised proposed order on September 10, 2013, commencing at 9:00 a.m. in the Coastal Hearing Room, second floor of the Cal/EPA Building, 1001 I Street, Sacramento, California.

Proposed Draft Order and Workshop (SWRCB/OCC Files A-2209(a)-(e))

The State Water Resources Control Board has released a proposed order addressing the five petitions received on the Central Coast Agricultural Order and a proposed order to review the matter on its own motion. Written comments are due at 12:00 noon, Tuesday, July 16, 2013, as specified in the transmittal letters posted below. The State Water Board will hold a workshop on the proposed order addressing the petitions and hear the proposed own motion order on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, commencing at 9:00 a.m. in the Coastal Hearing Room, second floor of the Cal/EPA Building, 1001 I Street, Sacramento, California.

Petitions on Central Coast Agricultural Order (SWRCB/OCC Files A-2209(a)-(e))

The State Water Resources Control Board received five petitions for review of the Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board’s Order No. R3-2012-0011, Conditional Waiver of Waste Discharge Requirements for Discharges from Irrigated Lands, and Monitoring and Reporting Program Order Nos. R3-2012-0011-01, R3-2012-0011-02, and R3-2012-0011-03.

The Central Coast Agricultural Order and related documents are available here.

Requests for Stay of Central Coast Agricultural Order (SWRCB/OCC Files A-2209(c) and (d)):

After a August 30, 2012 hearing, the State Water Board reached a decision regarding the requests for stay of certain provisions of Order No. R3-2012-0011 - Conditional Waiver of Waste Discharge Requirements for Discharges from Irrigated Lands and Orders No. R3-2012-0011-01, R3-2012-0011-02, and R3-2012-0011-03, Monitoring and Reporting Programs (MRPs) Issued by the Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board, filed by Ocean Mist Farms and RC Farms; Grower-Shipper Association of Central California, Grower-Shipper Association of Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties, and Western Growers – SWRCB/OCC Files A-2209(c) and (d). The State Water Board stayed or extended the deadline for some provisions of the Conditional Waiver and MRPs, while not staying others. The State Water Board released a draft order memorializing its decision for limited public comment on September 10, 2012. The comment deadline on the draft order was September 14, 2012, by 12:00 noon. The final State Board order was adopted at the State Board’s September 19, 2012, public meeting.

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