General Waste Discharge Requirements for Discharges from Irrigated Lands (Agricultural Order)

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB)
Document Title
General Waste Discharge Requirements for Discharges from Irrigated Lands (Agricultural Order)
Document Type
FIN - Final Document
Present Land Use
Document Description
Final Environmental Impact Report The California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region (CCWB) is responsible for the protection of water quality in the central coast region. This region includes approximately 538,940 acres of irrigated farmland in nine counties, representing one of the most productive agricultural regions in the state and the country. CCWB currently regulates discharges from irrigated agriculture under its Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program, using a permit called a Conditional Waiver of Waste Discharge Requirements (WDRs) that applies to owners and operators of irrigated land throughout the region used for commercial crop production. The Proposed Project would include the issuance of a permit regulating discharges from irrigated lands and the activities that would result from compliance with such a permit. The Proposed Project would replace the existing permit regulating agricultural discharges that are established under Agricultural Order 3.0. The Proposed Project would establish Agricultural Order 4.0.

Contact Information

Shanta Keeling
Agency Name
CA Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Northern California, Southern California
Other Information
Regional project spanning from Santa Cruz County, south to Santa Barbara County

Notice of Completion

State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Habitat Conservation Planning (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR), California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), California Department of Transportation, District 5 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality
Development Types
Other (n/a - Regulation of waste discharge from agriculture)
Local Actions
Waste discharge requirements
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Economics/Jobs, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire


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