Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program -
Grower Outreach

  Contact & Assistance Information

For information concerning outreach activities (e.g., issuance of Water Code section 13260 Directives or pre-Administrative Civil Liability notification letters), please contact:

  Report a Water Quality Concern (form on the Cal/EPA website - non-ILRP link)
  Report an Environmental Concern

  Outreach Handouts

For information about who the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board (Central Valley Water Board) is, what the Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program (ILRP) within the Central Valley Water Board is all about, and some of the farm management plans (i.e., Farm Evaluation, and Nitrogen Management Plan & Nitrogen Management Plan Summary Report) required by all coalition members in accordance with the Irrigated Lands Waste Discharge Requirements.

  Outreach Presentations

The following lists meetings at which ILRP staff made presentations to inform growers in the Central Valley about their responsibilities under the ILRP.

2018  |  2017  |  2016  |  2015  |  2014  |  2013

2018 - Outreach Presentations

  • September 20, 2018 – California Association of Pest Control Advisors (CAPCA), Continuing Education Seminar - Modesto
  • July19, 2018 – California Association of Pest Control Advisors (CAPCA), Continuing Education Seminar – Chico
  • June 21, 2018 – California Association of Pest Control Advisors (CAPCA), Continuing Education Seminar – Sacramento
  • May 15, 2018 – East San Joaquin Water Quality Coalition Grower Meeting – Madera
  • May 14, 2018 – East San Joaquin Water Quality Coalition Grower Meeting – Stanislaus
  • May 9, 2018 – Sacramento Valley Water Quality Coalition, Shasta Tehama Water Education Coalition (STWEC) Annual Meeting – Tehama County Farm Bureau, Red Bluff
  • May 9, 2018 – California Association of Pest Control Advisors (CAPCA), Continuing Education Seminar
  • April 23, 2018 – Sacramento Valley Water Quality Coalition Board Meeting – Yolo County Farm Bureau
  • March 6, 2018 – California Association of Pest Control Advisors (CAPCA), Continuing Education Seminar – San Ramon
  • January 25, 2018 – California Association of Pest Control Advisors (CAPCA), Continuing Education Seminar – Tracy
  • January 10, 2018 – Sacramento Valley Water Quality Coalition Grower Meeting, Butte-Yuba-Sutter Subwatershed – Orland

2017 - Outreach Presentations

  • November 1, 2017 – California Association of Pest Control Advisors (CAPCA), Continuing Education Seminar – Sacramento
  • October 16, 2017 – California Association of Pest Control Advisors (CAPCA) Conference, CA Association – Reno, NV.
  • March 23, 2017 – California Association of Pest Control Advisors (CAPCA), Continuing Education Seminar – Modesto
  • March 14, 2017 – California Association of Pest Control Advisors (CAPCA), Continuing Education Seminar – San Ramon
  • March 2, 2017 – Sacramento Valley Water Quality Coalition, Northeastern California Water Association (NECWA) Annual Meeting – Adin
  • February 28, 2017 – California Association of Pest Control Advisors (CAPCA), Continuing Education Seminar – Chico
  • January 26, 2017 – Stanislaus Farm Supply Annual Meeting – Stanislaus
  • January 27, 2017 – Sacramento Valley Water Quality Coalition, Butte-Yuba-Sutter (BYS) Subwatershed Annual Meeting - Orland

2016 - Outreach Presentations

  • November 2, 2016 – California Association of Pest Control Advisors (CAPCA), Continuing Education Seminar – Sacramento
  • September 28, 2016 – California Association of Pest Control Advisors (CAPCA), Continuing Education Seminar – Chico
  • June 23, 2016 – California Association of Pest Control Advisors (CAPCA), Continuing Education Seminar – Sacramento
  • June 22, 2016 – California Association of Pest Control Advisors (CAPCA), Continuing Education Seminar – Modesto
  • April 19, 2016 – California Association of Pest Control Advisors (CAPCA), Continuing Education Seminar – Lodi
  • March 15, 2016 – California Association of Pest Control Advisors (CAPCA), Continuing Education Seminar – Tracy
  • March 15, 2016 – California Association of Pest Control Advisors (CAPCA), Continuing Education Seminar – San Ramon

2015 - Outreach Presentations

2013 - Outreach Presentations

  Press Releases

Enforcement News

Press releases related to Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program enforcement cases.

  • April 2018: Central Valley Water Board Issues Penalty to Kern County Grower for failing to Acquire Water Quality Permit
  • April 2018: Central Valley Water Board Settles with Shasta County Growers for failing to Acquire Water Quality Permit
  • February 2018: Central Valley Water Board Issues Penalty to Modoc County Grower for failing to Acquire Water Quality Permit
  • 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.
  • 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.

News & Media Releases

Non-enforcement related press releases pertaining to the Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program.

  • 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.
  • 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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