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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

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