Proposed Statewide General Waste Discharge Requirements (WDRs) for Wineries
The State Water Board is developing General WDRs for winery process water treatment systems (Winery Order) that addresses land discharge of process water from wineries, grape juice storage facilities, and wine distillation facilities (hereafter collectively referred to as wineries). The Winery Order will be applicable statewide and is intended to streamline and improve permitting consistency.
As part of the development process, the State Water Board will hold stakeholder outreach meetings to receive feedback. Meetings will be scheduled in wine producing areas of the state. This website will be updated with meeting dates, times, and locations as meetings are scheduled.
- Stakeholder Outreach Meetings - see "Outreach Meetings" below
- Administrative Draft Winery Order
On February 11, 2019, the State Water Board transmitted an administrative draft of the Winery Order. The administrative draft is provided to facilitate communication between stakeholders and State Water Board staff. Please provide any informal comments on the document by April 5, 2019.
If you have questions on this information, please contact Timothy O'Brien at (916) 341-6904 or Timothy.Obrien@waterboards.ca.gov.
The following outreach meetings are scheduled. Additional workshops may be scheduled in other wine-making areas of the state.
- April 26, 2019 | 9:30AM - 11:30AM
Brutocao Cellars - Schoolhouse Plaza, Tasting Room Area
13500 U.S. 101
Hopland, CA 95449
PDF of Outreach Presentation at Hopland
- May 1, 2019 | 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Hutchins Street Square - Cottage Room
125 S Hutchins Street #A
Lodi, CA 95240
PDF of Outreach Presentation at Lodi
- May 13, 2019 | 1:30PM - 3:30PM
Napa Valley College - Little Theater (Building 1200)
2277 Napa Vallejo Highway
Napa, CA 94558
PDF of Outreach Presentation at Napa
- May 23, 2019 | 1:30PM - 3:30PM
Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board
895 Aerovista Place, Suite 101
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
PDF of Outreach Presentation at San Luis Obispo
- August 19, 2019 | 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Danza del Sol Winery
39050 De Portola Road
Temecula, CA 92592
PDF of Outreach Presentation at Temecula
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