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No Sediment and Erosion Control Plans for Rice

No Sediment and Erosion Control Plans for Rice

Rice fields have no requirement for sediment and erosion control plans in the Sacramento Valley. Several farmers growing non-rice crops received notices to complete this year-end report under the Waste Discharge Requirements (WDR). The reporting requirement does not apply to rice. READ MORE

Final Reminder to comply with Water Quality Reporting Requirements

Final Reminder to comply with Water Quality Reporting Requirements

Several of you will receive one final letter as a reminder to comply with the Rice Waste Discharge Requirements (Rice WDR) reporting requirement for Farm Evaluations and Nitrogen Management Plans. The WDR reporting requirements apply to all agricultural crops in the Central Valley. The reporting was due on March 1. We have kept the database open to assist you in fulfilling this regulatory requirement. We need to start the database management for next year, so will close the website on August 31, 2017. READ MORE

Now is the time to update fields for 2018 reporting

Now is the time to update fields for 2018 reporting

We use the field information from the restricted materials (pesticide permits) at the county agricultural commissioner offices for uploading to the Farm Evaluation and the Nitrogen Management Plan – the reporting requirements for the Rice Waste Discharge Requirements. The CRC cannot manipulate, or change the field information if it is incorrect. Please correct the information at the county agricultural commissioner office in preparation for reporting next year. READ MORE

Rice WDR Database to close this Friday

The online database for completing your Farm Evaluation and the Nitrogen Management Plan (NMP) will close this Friday, August 12, six months later than the original deadline. Please note that the Central Valley Water Board (CVWB) is pursuing heavy fines in other areas where growers have not complied. READ MORE

Rice WDR Database closes August 12

The online database for completing your Farm Evaluation and the Nitrogen Management Plan (NMP) will close Friday, August 12. The original deadline was March 1. Please note that the Central Valley Water Board (CVWB) is pursuing heavy fines in other areas where growers have not complied. READ MORE

Water Board announces on-farm site visits

Water Board announces on-farm site visits

Coalitions representing crops other than rice have been notified of on-farm inspections by the Central Valley Water Board staff. The initial focus is in Amador, Sacramento, Solano and Yolo Counties and will eventually include all counties in the Sacramento River Basin. Rice growers farming other crops could receive inspections due to their sign-up with the Sacramento Valley Water Quality Coalition through one of the sub-watershed groups. READ MORE

Farm Evaluation and Nitrogen Management Plan Noncompliance

Farm Evaluation and Nitrogen Management Plan Noncompliance

As planting nears, remember to go onto CalRiceNews.org and complete the Farm Evaluation and Nitrogen Management Plan, if you have not already done so. We provide constant reminders for two reasons: 1) the Central Valley Water Board can levy heavy fines for noncompliance, and 2) rice has the only WDR Order with language to reduce the Farm Evaluation requirement by 2018. No compliance will result in extending the requirement to complete the Farm Evaluation indefinitely. READ MORE