As part of the Waste Discharge Order, all new members are required to complete and sign one time the PNSSNS Membership Form and the Notice of Confirmation (NOC) Form to join the Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program.
New Membership Form
Notice of Confirmation (NOC) Form
Nitrogen Management Plan --> Next Due 2020 (for 2019 crop year)
Annually, all members are required to complete a Nitrogen Management Plan (NMP) which records nitrogen applied and the crop yield at the end of the growing season. Please keep these plans in your files onsite, and refer to them when completing your Nitrogen Management Plan Summary Report.
Starting in 2020, all members must complete a Nitrogen Management Plan Summary Report and submit it to PNSSNS.
Farm Evaluation Plan --> Next Due 2022
The Farm Evaluation Plan (FEP) is due to PNSSNS every 5 years.
Sediment and Erosion Control Plan
Starting in 2018, the completed Sediment and Erosion Control Plan (SECP) forms are to be kept in your files onsite. Template and instructions:
PNSSNS is highly encouraging all members to complete a Sediment and Erosion Control Plan (SECP). Members can "self-certify" their sediment plans by completing the online course during certain times 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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or 916-645-1774