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Water Quality Compliance – Rice Waste Discharge Requirements

The Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board (CVRWQCB) adopted the Rice Waste Discharge Requirements (Rice WDR) Order on March 27, 2014. Rice growers north of Sacramento submit the Farm Evaluation and the Nitrogen Management Plan to the California Rice Commission (CRC) annually by 1 March. As a mandatory requirement, the CRC must provide the CVRWQCB with the acreage not included in the Farm Evaluation Summary Report. The CVRWQCB will then proceed with further action.

WDR Stories

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