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GENERAL AGRICULTURAL ORDERS

On November 9, 2016, during a public hearing, the San Diego Water Board adopted general waste discharge requirements (WDRs) for discharges from commercial agricultural operations in the San Diego Region and a Resolution to adopt a Negative Declaration:

  • Order No. R9-2016-0004, General Waste Discharge Requirements for Discharges from Commercial Agricultural Operations for Dischargers that are Members of a Third-Party Group in the San Diego Region (Third-Party General Order).
  • Order No. R9-2016-0005, General Waste Discharge Requirements for Discharges from Commercial Agricultural Operations for Dischargers Not Participating in a Third-Party Group in the San Diego Region (Individual General Order).
  • Resolution No. R9-2016-0136, Adoption of a Negative Declaration and Initial Study for the Adoption of General Waste Discharge Requirements for Discharges from Commercial Agricultural Operations in the San Diego Region (Negative Declaration and Initial Study).

The Third-Party General Order and the Individual General Order (collectively referred to as General Agricultural Orders) requires commercial agricultural operations to prevent or reduce discharges of pollutants associated with agricultural activity such that these discharges do not cause or contribute to pollution and nuisance conditions in surface waters or groundwater.