Ag Order 4.0

Public Meeting

Agricultural Order 4.0 Requirements Discussion. See full agenga and Staff Reports.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 | 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
U.C. Cooperative Extension
Agriculture Center Conference Room
1432 Abbott Street, Salinas

Thursday, March 21, 2019 | 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Watsonville City Council Chambers
275 Main Street - 4th Floor

Open for Comment | Ag Order 4.0 

View the Current Proposal from the Regional Board Website

Staff released a Conceptual Framework for Ag Order 4.0. This framework has material differences from the current order and will affect vineyards.

Current Timeline:

Overview Key Points of the Current Framework:

Order addreses five water quality issues (see options table in staff report):

  1. Irrigation & Nutrient Management for Groundwater Protection
  2. Irrigation & Nutrient Management for Surface Water Protection
  3. Pesticide Management for Surface Water and Groundwater Protection
  4. Sediment and Erosion Management for Surface Water Protection
  5. Riparian Habitat Management for Water Quality Protection

Other key points:

Possible Talking Points for Comment Letters


Location, size, nature of your operation, and your experience.

Water Quality Related Practices

Practices you incorporate to protect water quality - remember to include information on how you limit both INPUTS and TRANSPORT of various constituencies. 


Surface Water (Runoff of Sediment, Pesticides, Nutrients)

SIP Certified (if applicable)

Be specific about how being SIP Certified protects water quality.

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