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 no later than Dec. 15, 2021 for 2021 crop
Example: If you use 16 -20-0 fertilizer, and you apply 100 lbs/acre, the first number is the Nitrogen amount 16%, so 16% x 100 pounds is 16 pounds of nitrogen applied per acre.
Four important questions need to be answered on the annual INMP reporting:
Farm Evaluation Plan --> Due January 2021
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.
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