Ag Order

Jan 17, 2024
Sarah Lopez, Preservation Inc.

Sarah Lopez of Preservation Inc. reviews 2024 reporting requirements for vineyard ranches currently enrolled in the Central Coast Ag Order. ​Learn about the TNA​ and INMP checklists, recordkeeping, calculations, and​ reporting. If your vineyard is SIP Certified, learn how your certification saves you time by reporting TNA through a partnership with Preservation Inc.

Nov 6, 2023

SIP Certified has partnered with Preservation Inc. to save you time by reporting Total Nitrogen Applied (TNA) for Regional Water Quality Control Board Region 3 Ag Order 4.0.

Mar 10, 2023

This new interactive checklist can help growers identify requirements for their ranch(es) and get organized for Agricultural Order requirements.

Oct 31, 2022

Beginning in 2023 all growers in region 3, are required to keep records to either report the Total Nitrogen Applied (TNA) or the Irrigation and Nutrient Management Plan summary report (INMP) by March 1st, 2024.

Feb 7, 2022

Wondering how the new AG Order 4.0 requirements impact your vineyard? Sara Lopez with Central Coast Water Quality Preservation, Inc reviews the requirements, new Third-Party programs, and how these all relate to grape growers. Watch the recording for free.

Jan 10, 2022

If you wish to remain a member of Preservation, Inc. this year, please pay your invoice on time, no later than January 20th, 2022. Preservation, Inc. is required by the Water Boards to submit a list of paying and non-paying operations shortly after the 1/20/22 deadline.

Jan 3, 2022

NEW IN 2022: Preservation, Inc. will be performing the “Pre-Trend Irrigation Well Monitoring” that is required by Ag Order 4.0, on behalf of their members between March 1st and May 31st of 2022.

Jun 16, 2021

Central Coast Regional Water Board adopts General Waste Discharge Requirements for Discharges from Irrigated Lands | April 16, 2021. At this point, the new order is in full effect, although simplified fact sheets are not available.

Jun 16, 2020

We urge growers to submit individual comments on this draft. This draft is significantly different than prior Ag Orders and will require significant additional documentation and reporting for vineyards (both SIP Certified and non-SIP Certified).

May 26, 2020

Central Coast Water Board staff has developed a Draft Agricultural Order 4.0 to replace the current Agricultural Order 3.0 that expires on January 31, 2021. Please join Water Board staff at one of three stakeholder workshops to learn more about the Agricultural Order.

Apr 10, 2020

Due to COVID-19, the comment period for the Ag Order 4.0 has been extended to June 20, 2020. Outreach meetings will be announced as they are scheduled.

Mar 9, 2020

The Draft Ag Order 4.0 has been released. Comments are due by APRIL 6. This Draft marks a significant change from prior Ag Orders and will affect vineyards - it is very important for growers to submit written comments.

Dec 10, 2018

Ag Order 4.0 is open for comment. It is IMPORTANT for growers to submit written comments to the staff and board for consideration in the next phase of the Order by January 22, 2019.

May 2, 2018

The five water quality issues addressed in Ag Order 4.0 in RWQCB Region three.