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The Lahontan and Central Valley Water Boards are partnering in an effort to develop permits for nonpoint source discharges from activities on federal lands managed by the USFS and BLM. We have developed a website for interested parties that resides here:

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General Order Waste Discharge Requirements

General Order Waste Discharge Requirements (Order No. R5-2017-0061) for Timberland Management Activities on Non-Federal and Federal Lands. Adopted by the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board on 9 June 2017. Eligible projects may be enrolled starting 9 June 2017.

Conditional Waiver of Waste Discharge Requirements

Conditional Waiver of Waste Discharge Requirements (Order No. R5-2014-0144) for Discharges Related to Timber Harvesting Activities on Federal and Non-Federal Lands, adopted on 4 December 2014.

  • Waiver Includes:
    • Attachment A (Categorical Waiver)
    • Attachment B (Monitoring and Reporting Conditions)
    • Attachment C (Monitoring and Reporting Program)

No new project enrollments will be processed under the Categorical Waiver as of 9 June 2017. All new projects must enroll under the General Order above.

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