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2017 Ag Order Central Coast Requirement Changes

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Since 2012, the Central Coast Water Board has required all growers’ participation in the Agricultural Order. Recently, they announced their requirement changes for 2017.

The most impactful changes to the Central Coast 2017 Ag Order include:

  • eNOI’s must be updated within 60 days if there is a change to acreage, crops or any other information
  • Impaired waterways that are adjacent to your farms will be automatically populated by the Water Board, there will not be a section to input water ways on the eNOI
  • During 2017 all domestic wells and one primary Ag well must be sampled twice on each ranch
  • Annual Compliance Forms must be updated annually on March 1st, beginning March 1, 2018
  • Section B and C have been removed from the Annual Compliance Form (no longer reporting irrigation water information or risk assessment)
  • There is no longer a photo monitoring requirement for ranches adjacent to impaired water ways
  • All Tier 2 and 3 ranches growing the following crops are now required to report total nitrogen applied: beet, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, Chinese cabbage (Napa), collard, endive, kale, leek, lettuce (leaf and head), mustard, onion (dry and green), spinach, strawberry, pepper (fruiting), or parsley
  • The reporting period for Total Nitrogen Applied (TNA) is now January 1st – December 31st
  • TNA Forms are due by March 1, 2018
  • Beginning this January 1, 2017 each ranch with the crops listed above must record ALL nitrogen applied – keeping good records will help us make this transition easy.
As requirements change, you need an expert to help keep your farm from falling behind. RDO Water has knowledgeable professionals on staff to provide the consulting services you need. Learn more about our consulting services here or contact us to set up a consultation today!

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