Proposed Statewide General Waste Discharge Requirements (WDRs) for Wineries

The State Water Board is developing General WDRs for winery process water (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.

The State Water Board will continue to engage the public and stakeholders as part of the Winery Order development process and this website will be updated with related documents and public meetings as they become available.

2020

On July 3, 2020, State Water Board transmitted the draft Winery Order to the public for comment and additionally noticed a July 22 public workshop, and the future proposed adoption of the draft Winery Order. The draft Winery Order incorporates feedback from stakeholders on the 2019 administrative draft documents.

If you have questions on the draft Winery Order, please contact staff at (916) 341-6904 or DWQ-Winery@Waterboards.ca.gov.

2019

On February 11, 2019, the State Water Board transmitted an administrative draft of the Winery Order to the public for informal comments; the informal comment period closed April 5, 2019.

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