Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program -
General Program Archive

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  General Program Archive

  • 2001 Staff Report: A Review of Options for Controlling Discharges from Irrigated Lands
  • Learn how this program affects growers within the Central Valley Region (1 March 2004)
    • Cover Letter
    • Brochure
  • Overview of the Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program (Executive Officer's report, April 2005)
  • Newsletters will be published periodically to inform interested parties of the activities and documents available related to Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program.
    • Issue 1, October 2003
    • Issue 2, March 2004
    • Issue 3, January 2005
  • Press Releases
    • Water Quality Coalitions Comply With Central Valley Water Board Participant List Requirement (30 October 2006)
    • Water Quality Coalition Group Sign-Up Deadline is 31 December 2006
    • Full Compliance from Agricultural Coalitions on Central Valley Water Board Participant Requirement (9 August 2007)
    • Grower's Assessed Monetary Penalties - Enforcement Stepped Up In Central Valley Water Board's Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program (24 January 2008)
  • Board Meeting Archive 2001-2006
  • Existing Conditions Report 2006-2008
  • Public Advisory Committee 2004-2005
  • Technical Issues Committee 2005-2007
  • Pilot Program with Ag Commissioners 2005-2011

Conditional Waivers

  • 2003-2011 Irrigated Lands Waivers and related documents
  • Conditional Waiver (Order R5-2006-0053)
  • Monitoring and Reporting Program for Coalition Groups Order R5-2008-0005
  • Individual Discharger Conditional Waiver
  • Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program – Request for Assistance in Identifying Non-Participating Growers, Water Districts, and Managed Wetland Operations (7 January 2005)
    The Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board is requesting assistance in identifying non-participants of the Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program.
  • Executive Officer’s Letter to Coalition Representatives Extending Submittal Date of Membership Documents (16 September 2005)
    • East San Joaquin Water Quality Coalition
    • Goose Lake Coalition
    • Root Creek Water District Coalition
    • Sacramento Valley Water Quality Coalition
    • San Joaquin County and Delta Water Quality Coalition
    • San Luis Water District Coalition
    • Southern San Joaquin Valley Water Quality Coalition
    • Westlands Water District Coalition
    • Westside San Joaquin River Watershed Coalition
  • Board Amends Coalition Group Conditional Waiver (August 2006)
    On 3 August 2006, the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board adopted Resolution No. R5-2006-0077, which amended Order No. R5-2006-0053, Coalition Group Conditional Waiver of Waste Discharge Requirements for Discharges from Irrigated Lands. Attachment B, Condition A.9 was amended to include conditions under which an owner or operator of irrigated lands may join a Coalition Group after the deadline of 31 December 2006. In addition, a new condition was added to Attachment B that requires a Coalition Group to submit a Management Plan when there has been more than one exceedance of a water quality standard in three years.
  • Responses to Petitions Filed for State Water Board Review of Conditional Waivers
    In July 2006, five petitions were filed with the State Water Board requesting review of one or both of the two Conditional Waivers of Waste Discharge Requirements for Discharges from Irrigated Lands that the Central Valley Water Board adopted at its 22 June 2006 meeting. One Conditional Waiver is for Coalition Groups, and one is for Individual Dischargers. The Central Valley Water Board amended the Coalition Group Conditional Waiver at its 3 August 2006 meeting. Filers of two of the petitions requested that their petitions be held in abeyance and not considered at this time. On 27 September, State Water Board legal counsel determined that the three active petitions were complete and requested the Central Valley Water Board to file the administrative record within 30 days. The Central Valley Water Board and other interested persons also were allowed to file written responses to the petitions within this 30-day period. On 27 October, the Central Valley Water Board submitted the administrative record and a response to the three petitions. In addition, two of the petitioners filed a response to one of the petitions. Following are links to each of the five petitions, the three responses, and the master index of the administrative record.
    • Petition of San Joaquin Valley Water Quality Coalitions [SWRCB/OCC File A-1759]
    • Petition of Sacramento Valley Water Quality Coalition and Northern California Water Association [SWRCB/OCC File A-1759(a)]
    • Petition of California Sportfishing Protection Alliance; Deltakeeper Chapter of Baykeeper; and San Joaquin Audubon [SWRCB/OCC File A-1759(b)]
    • Petition of California Farm Bureau Federation [SWRCB/OCC File A-1759(c)]
    • Petition of Turlock Irrigation District; Oakdale Irrigation District; South San Joaquin Irrigation District; Modesto Irrigation District; and Merced Irrigation District [SWRCB/OCC File A-1759(d)]
    • Response of Central Valley Water Board to Petitions A-1759, A-1759(a) and A-1759(b)
    • Response of San Joaquin Valley Water Quality Coalitions and California Farm Bureau Federation to Petition A-1759(b)
    • Response of Sacramento Valley Water Quality Coalition, Northern California Water Association, and California Rice Commission to Petition A-1759(b)
    • Master Index to Central Valley Water Board Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program Administrative Record
  • CSPA and Baykeeper Notice of Intent to File a California Environmental Quality Act Petition
    The California Sportfishing Protection Alliance and Baykeeper filed a notice of intent (NOI) to file a California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) petition with the Sacramento County Superior Court on 15 June 2007. The petition to be filed will be against the Central Valley Water Board challenging its Initial Study and Negative Declaration, and adoption of the Conditional Waivers of Waste Discharge Requirements for Discharges from Irrigated Lands for Coalition Groups and Individuals (adopted on 22 June 2006; Order No. R5-2006-0053 and Order No. R5-2006-0054 respectively).
  • Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program Coalition Group Conditional Waiver (7 March 2008)
    Modifications to conditions allowing growers to join a Coalition Group after the 31 December 2006 deadline. Proposed for consideration at the 24/25 April 2008 Regional Board meeting.
    • Public Notice
    • Proposed Modifications - Order R5-2006-0053, Amended Attachment B

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