SIP Qualifies Growers for Tier 1 Status of Agricultural Order

While SIP Certified Growers continue to qualify for Tier 1 status under the updated Ag Order, all growers need to complete and submit groundwater sampling reports in Spring and Fall 2017 to comply with the updated Ag Order.

Quick References

View the updated Compliance Calendar

View Groundwater Monitoring and Reporting Guidance

Groundwater Monitoring Highlights

Groundwater well monitoring is required in 2017. Growers must sample:

  • primary irrigation well located on each ranch, and
  • all domestic wells located on the assessor parcel numbers where the ranch is located.

Two rounds of sampling from all required wells are due in 2017. The first sample from each required well must be drawn from March-June 2017 and the second sample from September-December 2017.

Groundwater samples must be collected by a qualified third party, such as a consultant, technician or person conducting cooperative monitoring on behalf of the grower. As in Ag Order 2.0, laboratory analysis must be conducted by a State certified laboratory that can coordinate with the grower to submit the sampling results electronically using the Water Board’s GeoTracker electronic deliverable format (known as EDF).

Learn More

For more information and contact information of Regional Board Staff, visit their website.

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