Membership

2018/2019 Membership Year   Oct 1, 2018 - Sept 30, 2019

Total Membership Dues =

         Annual Fee of $225 + Irrigated Acre Fee of $4.75/irrigated acre

Please make checks payable to : 

 

        PNSSNS

        PO Box 1235

        Lincoln, CA 95648

 

 

The new Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board (waterboard) Waste Discharge Order for the Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program was approved March 2014. As a result, there were many regulatory requirements added to the PNSSNS Subwatershed Group including increased levels of regulations, plans and reporting requirements including a groundwater report and testing. This has dramatically increased the costs throughout the northern Sacramento Valley, foothill and mountain areas for  the members. For the 2018/2019 PNSSNS membership year, the State Water Quality Board approved yet another increase in acreage fees and the Central Valley Water Board increased more requirements which has resulted in increase fees to our members. PNSSNS strives to keep the lowest possible costs and membership fees as allowable. PNSSNS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and collects money from the members to pay for the Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program as required.

Forms - New Members / One-Time

New Membership Form

2018-2019 PNSSNS Membership Form
2018-19 Membership Form (1).pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [77.0 KB]

Notice of Confirmation (NOC) Form

Notice of Confirmation (NOC) 2019
Notice of Confirmation-PNSSNS 5-15-19.pd[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [129.8 KB]

As part of the new Waste Discharge Order, all members are required to complete and sign a one time Notice of Confirmation (NOC) to join the Irrigated Lands Program and also complete and sign a Farm Evaluation Plan (FEP) annually. These plans must be returned to PNSSNS to be in compliance but please keep a copy for your records. The FEPs stay with PNSSNS. If members are ever contacted by the Regional Water Board, as part of your membership, you can contact PNSSNS for assistance.

Forms - Continuing Members

Farm Evaluation Plan --> Next Due 2021

 

The Farm Evaluation is due to PNSSNS every 5 years.

Farm Evaluation Plan (FEP)
Farm Evaluation Amended 8-26-16.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [392.4 KB]
Farm Evaluation Template for 2021
2019_0318_fe_temp.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [338.3 KB]

Nitrogen Management Plan --> New Form 2020

 

Nitrogen forms are to be completed annually and kept onsite unless otherwise informed.

 

Worksheet

Nitrogen Management Plan Survey.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [219.4 KB]

Annually, all members are required to complete a NITROGEN MANAGEMENT PLAN which records nitrogen applied and the crop yield at the end of the growing season, Please keep these plans in our files.

 

IIf we have contacted you and you are in a High Vulnerability Area (HVA), then you must submit this data to the PNSSNS office via email or mail at the end of the growing season using the Nitrogen Management Plan Summary Report.

 

Nitrogen Management Plan Summary Report (if required, is to be submitted annually to PNSSNS)
2015_1223_nmp_sum_rpt.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [158.9 KB]
Irrigation and Nitrogen Management Plan (INMP) for 2020
inmp_temp_instruct.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [181.4 KB]
ILRP Parcel and Field Inventory
2018_0905_inmp_sumrpt_temp.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [124.8 KB]

Sediment and Erosion Control Plan

 

Starting in 2018, the completed SECP forms are to be kept onsite.

Template and instructions:

Sediment and Erosion Control Plan (SECP)
Sediment and Erosion Control Plan.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [574.0 KB]
SECP - Options to Certify - Instructions
SECP options to certify.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [190.6 KB]

PNSSNS is highly encouraging all members to complete a Sediment and Erision Control Plan (SECP).  Members can "self-certify" their sediment plans by completing the NEW online course found at Irrigating Lands Regulatory Program (IRLP) Grower Self-Certification Training.

 

Once the short online course is completed, there is a short test and a certificate will be awarded when you pass the test. Please print out the certificate for your records to demonstrate your "self-certification" for your Sediment and Erosion Control Plan. There are professionals that can also complete the Sediment and Erosion Control Plans for you and your operation. Applied Engineering and Geology (AEG), whose owner is also a member of PNSSNS, can assist you among other professionals.

 

Earl Stephens AEG Presentation - Sediment and Erosion Control Plans
Earl AEG Powerpoint - PNSSNS (2018).pptx
Microsoft Power Point presentation [6.0 MB]

The Regional Water Board is actively looking for those not in compliance and sending fine letters to those people that have not joined or are not in compliance with the Waste Discharge Order. PNSSNS provides education and outreach for best management practices with irrigation, pesticide and nutrient applications in order to minimize soil erosion and to continue to protect water quality.

 

Contact PNSSNS if you have any questions:   pnssnssubwatershed@gmail.com or  916-645-1774

 

Follow this link for current form and template information.

 

Follow this link for a grower training option on Nitrogen Management Plans

 

 

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