Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program -
Grower & Interested Party Outreach

Grower & Interested Party Outreach

Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program (ILRP) staff conducts outreach to owners of commercial irrigated lands (growers) and other interested parties in the Central Valley. Outreach is focused on educating growers about the program and to informing them about their responsibilities under the program.

  Contact & Assistance Information

For information concerning ILRP 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, Irrigation and Nitrogen Management Plan (INMP) & INMP Summary Report) required by all coalition members in accordance with the Irrigated Lands Waste Discharge Requirements. (Other languages for outreach handouts are available upon request.)

  Outreach Presentations

The following lists show meetings at which ILRP staff made outreach presentations.

2022  |  2021  |  2020  |  2019  |  2018  |  2017  |  2016  |  2015  |  2014  |  2013

2022 - Outreach Presentations

  • September 20 - Update on Implementation of Order WQ 2018-0002 (Presentation will open in YouTube, 1:01:52) - State Water Resources Control Board (webcast)
  • March 24 - Sacramento Valley Water Quality Coalition, Northeastern California Water Association (NeCWA) Subwatershed Grower Meeting - McArthur
  • March 3 - Small, Diversified Grower Listening Session (agenda) - Fresno
  • February 28 - Sacramento Valley Water Quality Coalition, Subwatershed Coordination Meeting (virtual meeting)
  • January 26 - Sacramento Valley Water Quality Coalition, Yolo Subwatershed Grower Meeting (virtual meeting)
  • January 25 - Sacramento Valley Water Quality Coalition, Yolo Subwatershed Grower Meeting (virtual meeting)
  • January 18 - Sacramento Valley Water Quality Coalition, Dixon Solano Subwatershed Grower Meeting (virtual meeting)
  • January 13 - Sacramento Valley Water Quality Coalition, Butte-Yuba-Sutter (BYS) Subwatershed Grower Meeting - Gridley
  • January 12 - 76th Annual California Resource Conservation District Conference (virtual meeting)

2021 - Outreach Presentations

2020 - Outreach Presentations

  • October 15 - ILRP Groundwater Protection Formula Update (Presentation will open in Youtube, 1:49:38) - Central Valley Water Board (webcast)
  • September 15 - Update on Implementation of Order WQ 2018-0002 (Presentation will open in YouTube, 7:02:40) - State Water Resources Control Board (webcast)
  • June 4 - ILRP Enrollment Activities Update (Presentation will open in YouTube, 1:06:00) - Central Valley Water Board (webcast)
  • March 11 - Nursery Nitrogen Management Pilot Workshop - Winters
  • March 3 - California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Nitrogen Management Training for Certified Crop Advisors - Fresno
  • February 20 - Update on the East San Joaquin Surface Water Framework Expert Panel Review (Presentation will open in YouTube, 34:14) - Central Valley Water Board, Rancho Cordova (webcast)
  • February 20 - Fruit Growers Laboratory, Inc. Workshop - Exeter
  • February 19 - East San Joaquin Water Quality Coalition Grower Meeting - Merced
  • February 7 - East San Joaquin Water Quality Coalition Grower Meeting - Modesto
  • February 4 - East San Joaquin Water Quality Coalition Grower Meeting - Madera

2019 - Outreach Presentations

  • December 5 - Consideration of a Revised Order for the Grassland Bypass Project (Presentation will open in YouTube, 1:29:26) - Central Valley Water Board, Rancho Cordova (webcast)
  • November 19 - 5th Annual Latino Farmer Conference - Tulare
  • October 11 - Upper-Watershed Irrigated Pasture and Low-Threat Commodity Regulatory Alternatives - Central Valley Water Board, Redding (webcast)
  • August 2 - ILRP update regarding the Long-term Storm Water Plan for the Grassland Bypass Project and Potential changes to the General Order - Central Valley Water Board, Rancho Cordova (webcast)
  • June 27 - Sacramento Valley Water Quality Coalition’s Management Advisory Committee Meeting
  • May 8 - Sacramento Valley Water Quality Coalition, Shasta Tehama Subwatershed Grower Meeting
  • February 28 - Overview of the Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program - Institute of Environmental and Sustainable Development in Agriculture, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences
  • February 20 - Sacramento Valley Water Quality Coalition, Placer-Nevada-South Sutter-North Sacramento (PNSSNS) Subwatershed Annual Grower Meeting - Roseville
  • February 8 - East San Joaquin Water Quality Coalition Grower Meeting - Modesto
  • February 7 - Consideration of Amendments to Waste Discharge Requirements General Orders for Growers within the Central Valley that are Members of a Third-Party Group (Presentation will open in YouTube, 1:26:43) - Central Valley Water Board, Rancho Cordova (webcast)
  • February 5 - East San Joaquin Water Quality Coalition Grower Meeting - Merced
  • February 4 - East San Joaquin Water Quality Coalition Grower Meeting - Madera
  • January 28 - Sacramento Valley Water Quality Coalition, El Dorado County Agricultural Water Quality Management Corporation Subwatershed Growers Meeting - Placerville
  • January 24 - Sacramento Valley Water Quality Coalition, Butte-Yuba-Sutter (BYS) Subwatershed Grower Meeting - Yuba City
  • January 23 - Stanislaus Farm Supply Annual Meeting - Modesto

2018 - Outreach Presentations

  • December 6 - ILRP update regarding implementation of Eastern San Joaquin Petition Order Requirements (Presentation will open in YouTube, 1:38:24) - Central Valley Water Board, Rancho Cordova (webcast)
  • October 31 - East San Joaquin Water Quality Coalition Grower Meeting - Merced
  • October 30 - East San Joaquin Water Quality Coalition Grower Meeting - Modesto
  • October 29 - East San Joaquin Water Quality Coalition Grower Meeting - Madera
  • September 20 - California Association of Pest Control Advisors (CAPCA), Continuing Education Seminar - Modesto
  • July 19 - California Association of Pest Control Advisors (CAPCA), Continuing Education Seminar - Chico
  • June 21 - California Association of Pest Control Advisors (CAPCA), Continuing Education Seminar - Sacramento
  • May 15 - East San Joaquin Water Quality Coalition Grower Meeting - Madera
  • May 14 - East San Joaquin Water Quality Coalition Grower Meeting - Stanislaus
  • May 9 - Sacramento Valley Water Quality Coalition, Shasta Tehama Water Education Coalition (STWEC) Subwatershed Grower Meeting - Tehama County Farm Bureau, Red Bluff
  • May 9 - California Association of Pest Control Advisors (CAPCA), Continuing Education Seminar
  • April 23 - Sacramento Valley Water Quality Coalition Meeting - Yolo County Farm Bureau
  • April 6 - Safe and Affordable Drinking Water for Disadvantaged Communities - Central Valley Water Board, Fresno
  • March 6 - California Association of Pest Control Advisors (CAPCA), Continuing Education Seminar - San Ramon
  • January 25 - California Association of Pest Control Advisors (CAPCA), Continuing Education Seminar - Tracy
  • January 10 - Sacramento Valley Water Quality Coalition , Butte-Yuba-Sutter (BYS) Subwatershed, Butte County Grower Meeting - Orland

2017 - Outreach Presentations

  • November 7 - West San Joaquin Steering Committee Meeting
  • November 1 - California Association of Pest Control Advisors (CAPCA), Continuing Education Seminar - Sacramento
  • November 1 - California Association of Pest Control Advisors (CAPCA), Continuing Education Seminar - Sacramento
  • October 19 - Irrigated Agriculture in California’s Intermountain Region, Modoc Plateau, and Sierra Nevada Valleys; Sacramento Valley Water Quality Coalition Public Meeting - Fall River Mills
  • October 16 - California Association of Pest Control Advisors (CAPCA) Conference, CA Association - Reno, NV
  • August 29 - Korean Ministry of the Environment - State Water Resources Control Board
  • August 1 - Annual Western Plant Health Association Regulatory Conference - Sacramento
  • June 8 - ILRP Groundwater Protection, Management Practices Evaluation Program (Presentation will open in YouTube, 2:23:49) - Central Valley Water Board, Rancho Cordova (webcast)
  • May 31 - Sacramento Valley Water Quality Coalition Grower Meeting - Elk Grove
  • March 23 - California Association of Pest Control Advisors (CAPCA), Continuing Education Seminar - Modesto
  • March 14 - California Association of Pest Control Advisors (CAPCA), Continuing Education Seminar - San Ramon
  • March 7 - California Association of Pest Control Advisors (CAPCA), California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA)/ University of California Nitrogen Management Training - Fresno
  • March 2 - Sacramento Valley Water Quality Coalition, Northeastern California Water Association (NeCWA) Annual Meeting - Adin
  • February 28 - California Association of Pest Control Advisors (CAPCA), Continuing Education Seminar - Chico
  • January 26 - Stanislaus Farm Supply Annual Meeting - Stanislaus
  • January 26 - Sacramento Valley Water Quality Coalition, Butte-Yuba-Sutter (BYS) Subwatershed Annual Meeting - Gridley

2016 - Outreach Presentations

  • November 29 - California Association of Pest Control Advisors (CAPCA), Continuing Education Seminar - Bakersfield
  • November 10 - California Association of Pest Control Advisors (CAPCA), Continuing Education Seminar - Tulare
  • November 2 - California Association of Pest Control Advisors (CAPCA), Continuing Education Seminar - Sacramento
  • October 14 - Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program and the Upper Watershed - Central Valley Water Board, Redding
  • September 28 - California Association of Pest Control Advisors (CAPCA), Continuing Education Seminar - Chico
  • September 8 - California Association of Pest Control Advisors (CAPCA), Continuing Education Seminar - Bakersfield
  • August 19 - East San Joaquin Water Quality Coalition, Groundwater Quality Management Plan and Nitrogen Management Plan Summary Report Analysis - Central Valley Water Board, Rancho Cordova
  • June 24 - Irrigated Lands Hearing Panel - Central Valley Water Board, Rancho Cordova (webcast)
  • June 23 - California Association of Pest Control Advisors (CAPCA), Continuing Education Seminar - Sacramento
  • June 22 - California Association of Pest Control Advisors (CAPCA), Continuing Education Seminar - Modesto
  • May 11 - Sacramento Valley Water Quality Coalition, Shasta Tehama Water Education Coalition (STWEC) Subwatershed Grower Meeting - Red Bluff
  • April 19 - California Association of Pest Control Advisors (CAPCA), Continuing Education Seminar - Lodi
  • March 16 - California Association of Pest Control Advisors (CAPCA), Continuing Education Seminar - Tracy
  • March 15 - California Association of Pest Control Advisors (CAPCA), Continuing Education Seminar - San Ramon
  • March 15 - California Almond Sustainability Program (CASP) Educational Series Workshop
  • February 17 - Sacramento Valley Water Quality Coalition, Northeastern California Water Association (NeCWA) Subwatershed Grower Meeting - Adin

2015 - Outreach Presentations

  • December 17 - East San Joaquin Water Quality Coalition, Foothill Grower Meeting - Oakdale
  • December 10 - Nitrogen Management Plan Summary Report Update - Central Valley Water Board, Rancho Cordova
  • December 10 - Regulation of Managed Wetlands: Options and Proposed Strategy (Presentation will open in YouTube, 2:18:36) - Central Valley Water Board, Rancho Cordova (webcast)
  • November 12 - California Association of Pest Control Advisors (CAPCA), Continuing Education Seminar - Tulare
  • November 12 - Sutter County Agriculture Commissioners Grower Meeting - Yuba City
  • October 23 - Sacramento Valley Water Quality Coalition, Upper Feather River Watershed Agriculture Water Stewardship Ranch Tour and Grower Meeting - Loyalton
  • September 30 - California Association of Pest Control Advisors (CAPCA), Continuing Education Seminar - Chico
  • September 9 - Sacramento Valley Water Quality Coalition, Shasta Tehama Water Education Coalition (STWEC) Subwatershed Grower Meeting - Red Bluff
  • July 31 - Irrigated Lands Enforcement, Disadvantaged Communities, and Coalitions Identifying High Vulnerability Areas Requirement Update (Presentation will open in YouTube, 2:19:31) - Central Valley Water Board, Rancho Cordova (webcast)
  • July 31 - Waste Discharge Requirements for Growers within the Grassland Drainage Area - Central Valley Water Board, Rancho Cordova (webcast)
  • July 9 - Sacramento Valley Water Quality Coalition, Northeastern California Water Association (NeCWA) Subwatershed Grower Meeting - McArthur
  • June 22 - Sacramento Valley Water Quality Coalition Meeting - Auburn
  • June 5 - Distance Learning in the ILRP and Tools for Identifying Disadvantaged Communities (Presentation will open in YouTube, 14:43) - Central Valley Water Board, Rancho Cordova (webcast)
  • April 15 - Managed Wetlands Workshop & Tour - Los Banos
  • March 25 - Sacramento Valley Water Quality Coalition Meeting - Yolo County
  • March 10 - California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA)/ University of California Nitrogen Management Certification Training - Sacramento
  • February 6 - Workshop on Proposed Waste Discharge Requirements General Order for Growers in the Grassland Drainage Area - Central Valley Water Board, Rancho Cordova (webcast)
  • February 5 - Consideration of Adoption of Revised Order for Growers within the Western Tulare Lake Basin Area that are Members of the Third-Party Group (Presentation will open in YouTube, 3:40) - Central Valley Water Board, Rancho Cordova (webcast)
  • January 23 - Crop Production Services, Inc. Meeting - Sacramento
  • January 13 - California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA)/ University of California Nitrogen Management Certification Training - Fresno

2014 - Outreach Presentations

2013 - Outreach Presentations

  • December 6 - Workshop on Waste Discharge Requirements General Order for Sacramento Valley Rice Growers (Presentation will open in YouTube, 1:09:39) - Central Valley Water Board, Rancho Cordova
  • November 22 - Preventing Sediment Discharges from Lower Sierra Foothill Farms, Eastern San Joaquin River Coalition Area - Denair
  • November 13 - California Association of Pest Control Advisors (CAPCA), Continuing Education Seminar - Tulare
  • October 30 - Workshop on Waste Discharge Requirements General Order for Growers in the Sacramento River Watershed that are Members of the Third-party Group - Central Valley Water Board, Colusa
  • October 29 - Implementing the Pesticide TMDLs, State of the San Francisco Estuary Conference
  • September 19 - Consideration of Waste Discharge Requirements General Order for Growers within the Tulare Lake Basin Area that are Members of a Third-Party Group - Central Valley Water Board, Fresno
  • September 18 - California Agricultural Irrigation Association Annual Meeting
  • August 28 - Tule Basin Water Quality coalition, Member Outreach Workshop
  • July 30 - Workshop on Waste Discharge Requirements General Order for Growers within the Western Tulare Lake Basin Area that are Members of the Third-party Group - Central Valley Water Board, Los Banos
  • July 30 - Workshop on Waste Discharge Requirements General Order for Growers in the Western San Joaquin River Watershed that are Members of the Third-party Group - Central Valley Water Board, Los Banos
  • July 26 - Consideration of Adoption of the General Order for Dischargers from Irrigated Lands within the Central Valley Region not Participating in a Third-Party Group - Central Valley Water Board, Rancho Cordova
  • July 16 - Emerging Regulations, Western Plant Health Association Regulatory Conference
  • June 27 - West San Joaquin River Watershed Coalition Stakeholder Meeting
  • May 31 - Overview of Compliance & Outreach Activities in the Eastern San Joaquin River Coalition Area - Central Valley Water Board, Rancho Cordova
  • April 25 - Workshop on the Tentative Tulare Lake Basin Area Waste Discharge Requirements - Central Valley Water Board, Fresno
  • April 25 - New Enrollee Presentation, Eastern San Joaquin River Coalition Area - Modesto
  • April 24 - New Enrollee Presentation, Eastern San Joaquin River Coalition Area - Merced
  • April 23 - New Enrollee Presentation, Eastern San Joaquin River Coalition Area - Madera
  • April 10 - University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources Meeting - Ontario
  • March 7 - California Association of Pest Control Advisors (CAPCA), Continuing Education Seminar - Modesto
  • February 15 - Almond Grower Outreach Meeting - Modesto
  • February 1 - Workshop on draft Waste Discharge Requirements for Discharges from Irrigated Lands for Individual Growers - Central Valley Water Board, Rancho Cordova

  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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