AG ORDER 4.0
NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY AND OPPORTUNITY TO COMMENT
Electronic copies of the Draft EIR and Draft Agricultural Order 4.0 can be obtained from the Central Coast Water Board website at:
DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT AND DRAFT WASTE DISCHARGE REQUIREMENTS FOR AGRICULTURAL WASTE DISCHARGES FROM IRRIGATED LANDS WITHIN THE CENTRAL COAST REGION
California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region (Central Coast Water Board), as lead agency under the California Environmental Quality Control Act (CEQA), has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for waste discharge requirements regulating the discharge of agricultural waste from irrigated lands within the Central Coast Region, “Agricultural Order for Discharges to Irrigated Lands” (Agricultural Order 4.0). The Central Coast Water Board has also prepared the Draft Agricultural Order 4.0. Both documents are available for public review and comment.
The public review period for the Draft EIR and Draft Agricultural Order 4.0 is from February 21, 2020 until April 20, 2020. During the public review period, Central Coast Water Board staff will hold public workshops on the Draft EIR and Draft Agricultural Order 4.0; staff will provide notice at least 10-days prior to the workshops.
The proposed project (Draft Agricultural Order 4.0) is the issuance of a permit regulating waste discharges from irrigated lands throughout the central coastal region. The purpose of Agricultural Order 4.0 is to protect and restore beneficial uses and achieve water quality objectives specified in the Basin Plan for commercial irrigated agricultural areas in the central coast region. The proposed project would replace the existing permit regulating agricultural discharges (Agricultural Order 3.0).
The Draft EIR identified potentially significant environmental impacts to agricultural resources.
Please provide your feedback! The public comment period ends at midnight on April 20, 2020. Electronic copies of the Draft EIR and Draft Agricultural Order 4.0 can be obtained from the Central Coast Water Board website at:
Written comments must be received by April 20, 2020.
Please send written comments to AgNOI@waterboards.ca.gov and indicate in the subject line, “Comments on Draft EIR” or “Comments on Draft Ag Order 4.0” in the subject line. While email submittal is preferred, written comments will be accepted at: Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program (ILRP), Central Coast Water Board, 895 Aerovista Place, Suite 101, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401.
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